Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm
Prince constort of Netherlands
Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm
Armgard of Sierstorpff-Cramm was the mother of Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Prince consort of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.
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  • 1971
    Age 87
    Died on April 27, 1971.
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  • 1945
    Age 61
    In March 1945, Armgard and Alexis give account of the withdrawal of the German Wehrmacht behind the Oder-line in their estate at Neumark.
    More Details Hide Details Various writers, accused Armgard of sexual promiscuity among other things, intrigue practices, conspiracy, and -as her son Aschwin- of Nazi sympathies. In March 2004, her son Bernhard, tried to rectify this image with an open letter to The Times. She lived from early 1952 with her partner Alexis Pantchoulidzew on House Warmelo to Diepenheim, where she died at the age of 87.
  • 1944
    Age 60
    The SS demanded in September 1944 in Recke, one of Armgard properties, Schloss Woynowo Walde for military purposes.
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  • 1934
    Age 50
    After the death of her husband in 1934, Armgard managed an estate in Reckenwalde, Province of Brandenburg (now Wojnowo, Poland), together with her late mate Alexis Pantchoulidzew.
    More Details Hide Details During the war Armgard and Alexis wer observed by the local Gestapo. Her past as apolitical with the service that the monarchist and anti-Stalinist Colonel Pantchoulidzew later in the war powers to the German Reich Railway, would have made her untouched.
  • 1916
    Age 32
    On 24 February 1916 she was made Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld with the style Serene Highness by Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, and this title also applied to her two sons.
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  • 1909
    Age 25
    Thus, Armgard was created Countess of Biesterfeld in 8 February 1909.
    More Details Hide Details They had two sons:
    Armgard married secondly in 4 March 1909 at Oelber, Braunschweig to Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1872–1934), the son of Ernest II, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld, regent (1897–1904) of the Principality of Lippe, and Countess Karoline von Wartensleben.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage was considered morganatic.
  • 1905
    Age 21
    Armgard married in 24 October 1905 at Hanover to Count Bodo of Oeynhausen (1881–1909), an officer in the 8th Hussars in Paderborn, he was son of Count Erich of Oeynhausen, and his wife, Therese von Lenthe. They divorced in 1908 and had no children.
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  • 1883
    Born on December 18, 1883.
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