According to Wikipedia, Gleichen's full formal name and title was Admiral HSH Prince Victor Ferdinand Franz Eugen Gustaf Adolf Constantin Friedrich of Hohenlohe-Langenburg GCB. The son of Queen Victoria's half sister, he married Lady Laura Wilhelmina Seymour (1833-1912), served in the Royal Navy, took part in the second Chinese Opium War, and commanded several ships before retiring from active service in 1866, at which time he became a sculptor. He received the rank of admiral four years before his death. Although Wikipedia does not mention it, his daughter Feodora also became a successful sculptor [GPL].



Pevsner, Nikolaus and Alexandra Wedgwood. Warwickshire. London: Penguin, 1990.

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