Heinrich von Battenberg

Heinrich Moritz, Prinz von Battenberg, became to be known in Great Britain as Prince Henry of Battenberg.

Morganatic son of Alexander, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine (1823-1888) and his wife Julia Gräfin Hauke (1825-1895)

Born: Milan, Italy 4. Oct 1858

Married: Saint Mildred’s Church, Whippingham near Osborne, Isle of Wight 23. Jul 1885 Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857-1944), daughter of Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861) and Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)


Died: Abroad the HMS Blonde off Sierra Leone 5. Feb 1896 from Malaria while on military service during the Ashanti War.

Buried: St. Mildred’s Church, Whippingham.



Source:  Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. III/1, 1983, Verlag J. A. Stargaardt