In 1855, shortly after his niece Victoria, Princess Royal became engaged to Prince Frederick of Prussia, he suffered from a severe apoplectic attack.
More DetailsHide DetailsA second attack in November the following year proved fatal, and he died at Amorbach at the age of fifty-two, with his sister the Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg at his bedside.
The Prince of Leiningen was made a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1837.
In 1818, his mother was remarried to Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom, and in 1819 Carl and his sister Feodora were taken to Britain, where his half-sister Princess Victoria of Kent was born on 24 May. Carl later pursued a career in the Bavarian army. Leiningen briefly played an important role in German politics as the first Minister-President or Prime Minister of the government formed by the Frankfurt Parliament in 1848.
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