Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld

Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Born (1812-04-02)2 April 1812
Oberkassel, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 17 May 1884(1884-05-17) (aged 72)
Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden
Spouse Countess Adelheid of Castell-Castell
Issue Count Ernest
Emilie, Princess of Salm-Horstmar
Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Count Adalbert
Countess Mathilde
Prince Leopold
Count Kasimir
Count Oscar
Countess Johanna
Count Friedrich
Countess Elisabeth
Prince Rudolf
Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
Count Friedrich Karl
Full name
German: Julius Peter Hermann August
House House of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Father Ernest I, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Mother Modeste von Unruh

Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (German: Julius Peter Hermann August Graf und Edler Herr zur Lippe-Biesterfeld; 2 April 1812 – 17 May 1884) was Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld from 1840 to 1884 and father of Ernest II, regent of the Principality of Lippe. He is an ancestor of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

Early life

Julius was born at Oberkassel, Kingdom of Prussia, (now in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany) fifth child and second son of Ernest I, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1777–1840), (son of Karl, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld and Countess Ferdinande of Bentheim-Tecklenburg-Rheda) and his wife, Modeste von Unruh (1781–1854), (daughter of Karl Philipp von Unruh and Elisabeth Henriette Dorothea von Kameke).


Julius married on 30 April 1839 at Castell to Countess Adelheid Clotilde Auguste of Castell-Castell (1818–1900), daughter of Friedrich, Count of Castell-Castell, and his wife, Princess Emilie of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of Karl Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

They had fourteen children:


Notes and sources

Julius, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Cadet branch of the House of Lippe
Born: 2 April 1812 Died: 17 May 1884
German nobility
Preceded by
Ernest I
Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld
Succeeded by
Ernest II
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