Hermine Reuss of Greiz

Hermine Reuss of Greiz

Born Dec 17, 1887

Princess Hermine Reuss of Greiz was the second wife of Wilhelm II, German Emperor; they were married in 1922, four years after he had abdicated from the thrones of Germany and Prussia.

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1887 Birth Born on December 17, 1887.


1902 14 Years Old Princess Hermine's disabled elder brother became Prince Henry XXIV in 1902. … Read More
1907 19 Years Old Hermine was married, on 7 January 1907 in Greiz to Prince Johann George Ludwig Ferdinand August of Schönaich-Carolath (11 September 1873 - 7 April 1920). … Read More


In January 1922, a son of Princess Hermine sent birthday wishes to the exiled German Emperor Wilhelm II, who then invited the boy and his mother to Huis Doorn. … Read More
1927 39 Years Old In 1927 Hermine wrote An Empress in Exile: My Days in Doorn, an account of her life up to that time. … Read More


1941 53 Years Old Hermine remained a constant companion to the aging emperor until his death in 1941. … Read More
1945 57 Years Old Following the death of Wilhelm, Hermine returned to Germany to live on her first husband's estate in Saabor, Lower Silesia. During the Vistula–Oder Offensive of early 1945, she fled from the advancing Red Army to her sister's estate in Rossla, Thuringia. … Read More


1947 60 Years Old On 7 August 1947, aged only 59, she died suddenly of a heart attack in a small flat in Frankfurt, while under strict guard by the Red Army occupation forces. … Read More
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