Wilhelm of Prussia

Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Joseph Christian Olaf, Prince of Prussia

Son of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882-1951) and his wife Cecile, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954)

Born: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, 4. Jul 1906

Godparents: Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria among others

Married: Bonn, 3. Jun 1933 Dorothea von Salviati (1907-1972)  

In 1933 renounced his rights to the succession as his grandfather, the former Emperor, deemed the marriage unequal.


  • Felicitas, Princess of Prussia (1934) m. 1958 (div. 1972) Dinnies von der Osten (1929); m. 1972 Jörg von Nostitz-Wallwitz (1937)
  • Christa, Princess of Prussia (1936) m. 1960 Peter Liebes (1926-1967)

Died: Killed in action Nivelles, France, 26 May 1940

Buried: Antikentempel (Antiques Temple), Sanssouci, Potsdam

Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1