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Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Charles
Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Prince Charles in 1852
Reign 1831–1848
Spouse Marie Antoinette Murat
Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Issue
Princess Karoline
Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern
Princess Amalie
Princess Friederike
Father Anton Aloys, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Mother Princess Amalie Zephyrine of Salm-Kyrburg
Born (1785-02-20)20 February 1785
Sigmaringen
Died 11 March 1853(1853-03-11) (aged 68)

Charles, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (20 February 1785 – 11 March 1853) was Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen from 1831 to 1848.

In 1833 Karl called a constitutional assembly (German: Landtag) together and created a constitutional charter that would be the law in his lands. He founded a hospital for his subjects, and had the Ständehaus built on the modern Leopoldsplatz in Sigmaringen (today owned by the Hohenzollerischen Landesbank). Karl also removed the burden of serfdom and various other medieval laws.[1] During the German Revolution of 1848 Karl abdicated in favor of his son, Karl Anton, on 27 August 1848.[2]

Following the death of his first wife, Marie Antoinette Murat on 19 January 1847, on 14 March 1848 Charles married Katharina von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1817–1893), daughter of Prince Karl Albrecht von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and widow of Count Franz Erwin von Ingelheim.

He died on 11 March 1853 in Bologna while traveling to Rome.

Children

From his first marriage he had the following children:[3]

  • Karoline von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1810–1885)
∞ 1. 1839 Graf Friedrich Franz Anton von Hohenzollern-Hechingen (1790–1847)
∞ 2. 1850 Johann Stäger von Waldburg (1822–1882)
  • Charles Anthony (1811–1885), Prince of Hohenzollern, Prussian minister
∞ 1834 Princess Josephine of Baden (1813–1900)
∞ 1835 Prince Eduard von Sachsen-Altenburg (1804–1852)
  • Friederike von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1820–1906)
∞ 1844 Marchese Gioacchino Napoleone Pepoli (1825–1881)

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