Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst

Princess Katharina
Countess Erwin von Ingelheim
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Born (1817-01-19)19 January 1817
Died 15 February 1893(1893-02-15) (aged 76)
Freiburg im Breisgau
Spouse Count Erwin von Ingelheim
Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Full name
Katharina Wilhelmine Maria Josepha
House Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Father Charles Albert III, Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Mother Princess Leopoldine of Fürstenberg

Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (German: Katharina Wilhelmine Maria Josepha, Prinzessin von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (19 January 1817, Stuttgart 15 February 1893, Freiburg im Breisgau) was a member of the House of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst by birth and a member of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen by marriage.


Princess Katharina was the only daughter of Charles Albert III, Prince of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1776-1843) by his second marriage with Princess Leopoldine of Fürstenberg (1791-1844). After the separation of her parents she lived with her mother in Donaueschingen.

In 1838 she married Franz Erwin, Graf von Ingelheim; the marriage was childless. After the death of her first husband, she married in 1848 Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen as his second wife. Charles was a widower of Marie Antoinette Murat, niece of Joachim Murat, King of the Two Sicilies, by whom he had had four children. Also this marriage was childless.

After Charles' death Katharina entered the convent of Sant'Ambrogio della Massima as a novice. However, she made a formal denunciation of the convent to the Catholic authorities, fleeing the convent in fear for her life after the nuns attempted to poison her. She died just eight months before the birth of her step-great-great-grandson, the future Carol II of Romania.[1]

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  1. Miller, Laura (15 January 2015). "Nuns gone bad". Salon.


Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Born: 19 January 1817 Died: 15 February 1893
German nobility
Preceded by
Marie Antoinette Murat
Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1848 – 1853
Succeeded by
Princess Josephine of Baden
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