Record updated 10-Apr-06
Ferfried Maximilian Pius Meinrad Maria Hubert Michael Justinus von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen born in Umkirch Castle, Germany, is also known as Ferfried Maximilian Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He is the son of Friedrich Viktor Prinz von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Margarethe Karola Prinzessin von Sachsen.
His first wife was Angela von Morgen, daughter of Major Ernst von Morgen and Margarethe Gräfin von Görtz. They married on 21 September 1968 at Schloss Sigmaringen. They were divorced in 1973.
His second wife was Eliane Etter, daughter of Dr. Hans Etter and Irmgard Zosso. They married on 7 April 1977 at Busingen. They were divorced in 1987.
His third wife was the gorgeous Maja Synke Meinert. However, this marriage too was short-lived.
Then, in 2004, Tatjana Gsell entered his life. At age 21, Tatjana, a simple office clerk, met a 66-year old cosmetic surgeon, Franz Gsell. Franz used his surgical skills to transform plain Tatjana. But poor Franz did not enjoy her boosted busts very long, as he was axe-murdered 10 years later by masked intruders in his Nuremberg villa in January 2004.
Tatjana was placed in police custody in April 2004, because she knew the intruders. However, she escaped permanent emprisonment, as there seems to be a possibility that the culprits came from an East European car thief gang headed by a Romanian, originally based in Belgrade but now in prison in Greece!
Exit Maja, enter Tatjana.
While the good prince was busying himself with affairs of the heart he also took to the race tracks of Europe for a few seasons.
He raced a Porsche 911T in sports cars races in 1998, including the Targa Florio and, in 1969, he raced in the European Touring Car Championships with an Alpina BMW 1600 TI. He also raced a Porsche 910 at Monza for the 1000k's.
In 1970 he took in a number of sports car races and he raced a Porsche 914-6 GT in the 1971 Targa Florio.
He took a couple of wins in minor races but otherwise did not trouble the podium.