The 42 grandchildren (in-order) of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, the Prince consort. Including Kaiser Wilhelm II, George V of United Kingdom, and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia.
1.Wilhelm II, German Emperor. Born as Prince Friedrich WilhelmViktor Albert of Prussia, on 27th January 1859. The first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Wilhelm became the Kaiser of Germany on 15th June 1888, until his abdication on 18th November 1918. He died in exile on 3rd June 1941 (aged 82). (”Willy”) 2. Princess Viktoria Elisabeth Auguste Charlotteof Prussia; 24th July 1860 - 19th October 1919 (aged 59). (”Ditta”,”Charly”) 3. Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich “Henry”of Prussia; 14th August 1862 - 20th April 1920 (aged 66). He married his first cousin, Irene of Hesse. (”Harry”) 4. PrincessVictoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse and by Rhine, later Marchioness of Milford Haven; 5th April 1863 - 24th September 1950 (aged 87). Grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Elizabeth II. 5. Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward of Wales, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; 8th January 1864 - 14th January 1892 (aged 28). (”Eddy”) 6. Prince Franz Friedrich Sigismund of Prussia; 15th September 1864 - 18th June 1866 (aged 1). The first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to die. (”Sigi”) 7. Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia; 1st November 1864 - 18th July 1918 (aged 53). Elizabeth was politically executed by the bolsheviks. (”Ella”) 8. George V of United Kingdom. Born as Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert of Wales; 3rd June 1865 - 20th January 1936 (aged 70). He is the grandfather of Elizabeth II. (”Georgie”) 9. Princess Fredrik Amalia WilhelminaViktoria of Prussia; 12th April 1866 - 13th november 1929 (aged 63). (”Moretta”) 10. *Princess Irene Louise Marie Anne of Hesse and by Rhine; 11th July 1866 - 11th November 1953 (aged 87). Married her first cousin, Henry of Prussia. 11. Princess Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar of Wales, later Princess Royal; 20th February 1867 - 4th January 1931 (aged 63). 12. Prince Christian VictorAlbert Ernst Anton of Schleswig-Holstein; 14th April 1867 - 29th October 1900 (aged 33). (”Christle”) 13. Prince Joachim Friedrich Ernst Waldemar of Prussia; 10th February 1868 - 27th March 1879 (aged 11). (”Waldy”) 14. Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales; 6th July 1868 - 3rd December 1935 (aged 67). (”Toria”) 15. Prince Ernest Louis Karl Albert Wilhelm of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duke of Hesse; 25th November 1868 - 9th October 1937. He married his first cousin, Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and gotta and of Edinburgh on 1894, but divorced on 1901. (”Ernie”) 16. Prince Albert John Charles Frederick Alfred George of Schleswig-Holstein, later Duke of Schleswig-Holstein; 26th February 1869 - 27th April 1931. 17. Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales, later Queen consort of Norway; 26th November 1869 - 20th November 1938. 18. Princess Victoria Louise Sophia Augusta Amelia Helena of Schleswig-Holstein, better known as Princess Helena Victoria; 3rd May 1870 - 13th March 1948. (”Snipe”,”Thora”) 19. Princess Sophia Dorothea Ulrik Alice of Prussia, later Queen consort of Greece; 14th June 1870 - 13th January 1932. 20. **Prince Friedrich Wilhelm August Victor Leopold Louis of Hesse and by Rhine; 7th October 1870 - 29th May 1873. (”Frittie”) 21. Prince Alexander John of Wales; 6th April 1871 - 7th April 1871. Died in infancy. 22. Princess MargaretBeatrice Feodora of Prussia; 22th April 1872 - 22nd January 1954. (”Mossy”) 23. *Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress consort of Russia. Born as Princess Viktoria Alix Helena Louise Beatrice of Hesse and by Rhine; 6th June 1872 - 17th July 1918. The wife and consort of Nicholas II, last Tsar of Russia. She, along with her husband and their five children (OTMA and **Tsarevich Alexei) were politically executed by the bolsheviks. (”Alicky”,”Sunny”) 24. Princess Franziska Joseph Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena of Schleswig-Holstein, better known as Princess Marie Louise; 12th August 1872 - 8th December 1956. 25. Princess Marie Viktoria Feodore Leopoldina of Hesse and by Rhine; 24th May 1874 - 16th November 1878. (”May”) 26. Hereditary Prince Alfred Alexander William Ernest Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince of Edinburgh; 15th October 1874 - 6th February 1899. 27. Princess MarieAlexandra Victoria of Edinburgh, and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Queen consort of Romania; 29th October 1875 - 18th July 1938. (”Missy”) 28. Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Grand Duchess of Hesse, and Grand Duchess Viktoria Feodrovna; 25th November 1876 - 2nd March 1936. Married her first cousin, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse. But divorced on 1901. (”Ducky”) 29. Prince Frederick Christian Augustus Leopold EdwardHarald of Schleswig-Holstein; 12th May 1876 - 20th May 1876. Died in infancy. 30. Stillborn son of Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, third daughter of Queen Victoria; 7th May 1877 - 7th May 1877. 31. Princess Alexandra Louise Olga Victoria of Edinburgh and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; 1st September 1878 - 16th April 1942. (”Sandra”) 32. Stillborn son of Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria; 13th October 1879 - 13th October 1879. 33. Princess Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah of Connaught, later Crown Princess of Sweden; 15th January 1882 - 1st May 1920. (”Daisy”) 34. Prince ArthurFrederick Patrick Albert of Connaught; 13th January 1883 - 21st September 1938. 35. *Princess Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline of Albany; 25th February 1883 - 3rd January 1981. The last grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to die. 36. Princess Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria of Edinburgh, Princess and of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later Duchess of Gallieria; 20th April 1884 - 13th July 1966. 37. Prince Charles Edward George Albert Leopold of Albany, later Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; 19th July 1884 - 6th March 1954. (”Charlie”) 38. Princess Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth of Connaught; 17th March 1886 - 12th January 1974. (”Pat”) 39. Prince Alexander of Battenberg, later Sir Alexander Mountbatten; 23rd November 1886 - 23rd February 1960. 40. *Princess Victoria Eugenie Julia Ena of Battenberg, later Queen consort of Spain; 24th October 1887 - 15th April 1969. (”Ena”) 41. **Prince Leopold Arthur Louis of Battenberg; 21st May 1889 - 23rd April 1922. 42. **Prince Maurice Victor Donald of Battenberg; 3rd october 1891 - 27th October 1914. The last grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
* = Carriers of Hemophilia ** = Suffered from Hemophilia
I did two lists, so I could fit more books in here. Oops!
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
So fragile and clever and necessary. A book that sprawls in its heart. I can’t emphasize how much I love this book. I just want to hold it and give it to everyone, forever.
Blankets - Craig Thompson
This book got me through some cold, strange, awkward, and important times. Gorgeous to look at, it is most certainly a book for times with less daylight than you need.
Safe As Houses - Marie-Helene Bertino
I only read this book last week, but it made me weep and shine for years. These stories are pocket sized. These stories are full of honey and tooth. Read them.
Bailey’s Cafe - Gloria Naylor
This book is so important! Naylor is able to discuss race, gender, class, etc., all with in the confines of a diner that sits on the edge of the void. Strange, and absolutely beautiful.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut
“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — “God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
(But also: To Kill A Mockingbird, Vampires In the Lemon Grove, Harry Potter, The Martian Chronicles, Song of Solomon, Kafka On the Shore, etc.)
Scary No Scary - Zachary Schomburg
This book! So delightfully haunted. So tenderly strange. The way Schomburg uses an image is everything, and I am consistently inspired.
Slow Dance With Sasquatch - Jeremy Radin
Is there a heart that is bigger and warmer and strives to get out of its own shadow more than Jeremy Radin’s? No. His poems are brave, funny, innocent, and veryveryvery beautiful.
The Difficult Farm - Heather Christle
Again, I only read this book last week, but damn, if it didn’t rearrange all my rooms. The way she plays with the journey a single poem takes, the way it gets from point A to point B, is nothing short of amazing. And her titles. They rule.
The Feather Room - Anis Mojgani
Soft. Magic. That’s what this book is. If you step inside it, you will come out with a brighter pulse. I love this book. I’ve worn my copy down. I love this book. To be honest, I don’t think I ever left it.
Kingdom Animalia - Aracelis Girmay
I haven’t even finished this book, but my goodness. My first thought was “move over Pablo Neruda,” but I now thank that’s a disservice to Aracelis’ fierce fierce way with language. This book is staggering, and now my only thought is “Trust the queen is you.”
I drive, I use turn signals, and I am always
going off and the birds are always
going off and name for me one town
that isn’t trembling. How can I help
but love the whole stupid planet?
Heather Christle, from Variations On An Animal Kingdom
This book this poem has put the electricity back in my hollow avian bones damn go drive with no music and sing the song you don’t know all the words to but you want to make it through anyway because of this poem.