Prinz Maximilian von Hessen

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Maximilan Friedrich Wilhelm Georg von Hessen (von Hessen-Kassel), Prinz

Birthplace: Schloss Rumpenheim, Offenbach
Death: Died in St. Jean Chapelle, Bailleul, Flanders, France
Cause of death: Killed in action during WWI
Immediate Family:

Son of Friedrich Karl, Prinz und Landgrave von Hessen-Kassel and Prinzessin Margaret von Preußen
Brother of Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm Sigismund von Hessen; Philipp Wilhelm, Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel; Prinz Wolfgang von Hessen-Kassel-Rumpenheim; Christoph Ernst August von Hessen and Richard Wilhelm Leopold, Prinz von Hessen-Kassel
Half brother of Prinz Wolfgang von Hessen-Kassel-Rumpenheim; Philipp Wilhelm, Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel and Richard Wilhelm Leopold, Prinz von Hessen-Kassel

Occupation: Landgrave of Hesse
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About Prinz Maximilian von Hessen

Prince Maximilian was serving with the Grand Ducal Hessen Dragoons when he was severely wounded by British maschine gun fire at Saint-Jean-Chappelle in France on 13th of October 1914. Wold War l.

  • He was taken to a Trappist monastery, where the monks cared for him. But the British advanced and took control of the monastery.
  • prince Maximilian told a British army doctor that he was a great grandson of Queen Victoria, and asked him to send a locket to his mother, which the doctor promised to do.
  • The prince died three hours later at the age of 19 and the British army doctor died 3 days later.
  • The locket was sendt to the doctor´'s widow, who forwarded it to Queen Mary, the wife of King Georg V. of the United Kingdom. Eventually, the locket did reach Prince Maximilian's mother.
  • Prince Maximilian's older brother Prince Friedrich Wilhelm was killed in action in 1916 and a younger brother, Prince Christoph was killed in Wold War ll.
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Prinz Maximilian von Hessen's Timeline

October 20, 1894
Schloss Rumpenheim, Offenbach
October 13, 1914
Age 19
St. Jean Chapelle, Bailleul, Flanders, France
February 14, 1974
Age 19