Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern

As of August 2020.

See also:

Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern
Born (1960-02-14) 14 February 1960 (age 60)
Sigmaringen, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany
Countess Ilona Kálnoky de Köröspatak

(m. 1996)

Issue Prince Aloys
Prince Fidelis
Princess Victoria
Full name
German: Ferdinand Maria Fidelis Leopold Meinrad Valentin
House Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
Father Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern
Mother Princess Margarita of Leiningen

Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern (Ferdinand Maria Fidelis Leopold Meinrad Valentin; born 14 February 1960[1]) is the youngest of three children of Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife Princess Margarita of Leiningen.[2]

Early life


Prince Ferdinand Maria Fidelis Leopold Meinrad Valentin was born at Sigmaringen Castle, on 14 February 1960, the youngest of the three children of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, Hereditary Prince of Hohenzollern (son of Frederick, Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife Princess Margarete Karola of Saxony) and his wife Princess Margarita of Leiningen (daughter of Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia).

Marriage and issue

He married Countess Ilona Kálnoky de Köröspatak, daughter of Count Alois Kálnoky de Köröspatak and Baroness Sieglinde von Oer, on 10 May 1996 in Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, civilly and religiously on 3 August 1996 in Csicso, Slovakia.[2] They have three children:[1][2][3]

  • Prince Aloys Maria Friedrich Karl of Hohenzollern (b. 6 April 1999)
  • Prince Fidelis Maria Anton Alexis Hans of Hohenzollern (b. 25 April 2001)
  • Princess Victoria Margarita Sieglinde Johanna Isabella Maria of Hohenzollern (b. 28 January 2004)

Personal life

Ferdinand has a degree in engineering and is an architect;[2] he and his family live in a house in Germany that he built himself. Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia was his godfather, and so he spent a lot of time at Hohenzollern Castle.[4]

Title, style and honour


  • 14 February 1960 – Present: His Serene Highness Prince Ferdinand of Hohenzollern


National dynastic honour
  • Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House of Hohenzollern: Knight Grand Cross with Chain of the Princely House Order of Hohenzollern