Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Countess Erwin von Ingelheim|
Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
19 January 1817|
15 February 1893 76) (aged|
Freiburg im Breisgau
Count Erwin von Ingelheim|
Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
|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.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 19 January 1817 – 8 May 1838: Her Serene Highness Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
- 8 May 1838 - 14 March 1848: Her Serene Highness Princess Katharina, Countess Erwin von Ingelheim
- 14 March 1848 – 11 March 1853: Her Serene Highness The Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
- 11 March 1853 - 15 February 1893: Her Serene Highness The Dowager Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
- Miller, Laura (15 January 2015). "Nuns gone bad". Salon.
- Hubert Wolf: Die Nonnen von Sant’ Ambrogio. Eine wahre Geschichte. München, 2013
Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-SchillingsfürstBorn: 19 January 1817 Died: 15 February 1893
Marie Antoinette Murat
|Princess consort of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
1848 – 1853
| Succeeded by|
Princess Josephine of Baden