Princess Margaret of Prussia

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Margaret of Prussia (German: Margarethe Beatrice Feodora; 22 April 1872 – 22 January 1954) was the youngest child of Frederick III, German Emperor, and Victoria, Princess Royal. As such, she was the younger sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, the elected King of Finland, making her the would-be Queen of Finland had he not decided to renounce the throne on 14 December 1918. In 1926 they assumed the titles of Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse. The couple had six sons and lost three in the First and Second World Wars.

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Margaret of Prussia
Photograph by Alexander Bassano circa 1887
Queen consort-elect of Finland
Tenure9 October 1918 –
14 December 1918
Born(1872-04-22)22 April 1872
New Palace, Potsdam, Prussia, German Empire
Died22 January 1954(1954-01-22) (aged 81)
Schloss Friedrichshof, Kronberg im Taunus, Hesse, West Germany
Schloss Friedrichshof, Kronberg im Taunus, Hesse, Germany
(m. 1893; died 1940)
German: Margarethe Beatrice Feodora
English: Margaret Beatrice Feodora
FatherFrederick III, German Emperor
MotherVictoria, Princess Royal