03.03.

1933: Jacqueline Kennedy’s Sister – The Wife of a Polish Prince

1933: Jacqueline Kennedy’s Sister – The Wife of a Polish Prince
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Caroline Lee Bouvier married the Polish prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł. The Radziwiłł family used to own huge estates in Europe, encompassing hundred of thousands of hectares.

 

Caroline Lee Bouvier, the sister of American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was born on this day in 1933. The two sisters were born within the space of around four years, and Jacqueline was the older among them. The Bouiver family was of French descent and Catholic faith.

 

Caroline Lee Bouvier married the Polish prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł. His family was one of the wealthiest, most powerful, and most distinguished families in the history of Poland. The Radziwiłłs were actually Lithuanian by origin, but were linked together through a personal union (they had the same ruler). The Radziwiłł family used to own huge estates in Europe, encompassing hundreds of thousands of hectares. They allegedly owned as many as 28,170 houses at one point in the 16th century.

 

Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł became the brother-in-law of U.S. president John Fitzgerald Kennedy through his marriage with Caroline. He was even a descendant of British king George I of the Hanover dynasty through one of his family lines. Of course, the marriage of Caroline Lee Bouvier and Prince Radziwiłł was performed according to Catholic rite, because both of them were from distinguished Catholic families. Let us mention that the marriage of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy was also Catholic, which is unsurprising since the Kennedy family was one of the most influential Catholic families in the history of the USA.

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