Irene of Hesse and by Rhine

Irene Luise Marie Anna, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine

Named Irene (Greek for “peace”) because she was born at the end of the Austro-Prussian War.

Daughter of Ludwig IV., Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (1837-1892) and his wife Alice, Princess of Great Britain (1843-1878)

Born: Darmstadt 11. Jul 1866

Married : Charlottenburg 24. May 1888 Heinrich, Prince of Prussia (1862-1929)


Died: Hemmelmarck Manor near Kiel 11. Nov 1953

Buried: Chapel on a field near Hemmelmarck Manor



Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. ", Vol. I/1 u. Vol. I/2, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann