Prince Christoph of Hesse

Prince Christoph of Hesse (Christoph Ernst August; 14 May 1901 – 7 October 1943) was a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm II. He was an SS-Oberführer in the Allgemeine SS and an officer in the Luftwaffe Reserve, killed on active duty in a plane crash during World War II. His brother-in-law, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, fought on the British side and married the future Queen Elizabeth II after the war.[1]

Prince Christoph
Christoph in 1921
Born(1901-05-14)14 May 1901
Frankfurt, German Empire
Died7 October 1943(1943-10-07) (aged 42)
Forlì, Italian Social Republic
(m. 1930)
IssuePrincess Christina
Princess Dorothea
Prince Karl Adolf
Prince Rainer
Princess Clarissa
FatherPrince Frederick Charles of Hesse
MotherPrincess Margaret of Prussia
Military career
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
RankMajor in the Reserve

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