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Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Êmile , Prince
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Prince Emile zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born April 21, 1824 in Darmstadt, died September 16, 1878 in Egern am Tegernsee) was a general of the Imperial Russian Army.
Although we will provide some brief biographical details, the observation was made by his cousin and a medium and he witnessed the entire sequence of events and recorded the result
Wittgenstein was the eldest son of Prince August Ludwig zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Lieutenant-General and later Minister of State of Nassau, and his wife Franziska Maria Fortunata Allesina gen. Von Schweitzer (1802-1878).
He himself entered the Grand Ducal-Hessian service at the age of 17, where he became a lieutenant in the Grand Ducal Guard Chevauleger Regiment. After only four years he had risen to become a major. In the same year - 1845 - he accompanied Prince Alexander to the Caucasus, and took part in some ‘local skirmishes’. He was then involved in the war against Denmark in 1848. When he was released in the autumn of 1848 because of his conservative sentiments and statements from the Grand Ducal army, he went to Russia and in 1849 joined the Russian army.
He became Adjutant of the Russian Viceroy in the Caucasus, Woronzow, where he took part again in military conflicts. In 1852 he became aide-de-camp of Tsar Nicholas I. At the outbreak of the Crimean War, he was first inspector of field hospitals, but then up to 1856 obtained a troop command in Asia Minor.
In 1862, during the riots that preceded the Polish January Uprising of 1863, Wittgenstein was assigned to Grand Duke Constantine in Warsaw; There he remained until 1865.
Final years and death
Prince Emil was married twice. He married Princess Pulcheria Cantacuzene-Pascanu (born February 9, 1840, died August 19, 1865) on June 15, 1856. The couple then lived mostly in Italy. They had a daughter - Lucia zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born March 18, 1859, died September 24, 1903).
After his wife died in August 1865, Wittgenstein retired in 1866. On December 28, 1868, he married a Polish ballet dancer Kamila (Camilla) Stefańska (born January 21, 1838 in Łomża, died November 8, 1902 in Wiesbaden), in the spring of 1868 in St. Petersburg. From this marriage came three sons:
Ludwig von Kleydorff (1869-1918),
Wilhelm von Kleydorff (1871-1914) and
Emil von Kleydorff (1874-1949).
Wittgenstein spent 1877-1878 in the service of the Tsar in the Danube area in the Russian-Ottoman War (1877-1878), but returned to Germany before the end of the war because of health problems. He died on 16 September 1878 in Egern am Tegernsee.
Souvenirs et correspondance du Prince Êmile de Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, 1841-1878
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