Wilhelm Ernst zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, Count of Lippe-Biesterfeld, was born 15 May 1777 in Hohenlimburg to Karl Ernst Casimir zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1735-1810) and Ferdinande Henriette Dorothea zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg (1737-1779) and died 8 January 1840 in Obercassel of unspecified causes. He married Modeste von Unruh (1781-1854) 26 July 1803 in Bayreuth. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Bohemia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, England, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

Wife's parents : Carl Philipp van Unruh 1731-1805 & Elisabeth Henriette Dorothea van Kameke 1745-1782)


Offspring of Wilhelm Ernst zur Lippe-Biesterfeld and Modeste von Unruh (1781-1854)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Paul zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1808-1836)
Agnes Juliana Henriette zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1810-1887)
Julius Peter zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1812-1884) 2 April 1812 Oberkassel 18 May 1884 Baden Baden Adelheid zu Castell-Castell (1818-1900)

Mathilde zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1813-1878)
Emma zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1815-1842)
Hermann zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1818-1877)
Leopold zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (1821-1872)

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