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Emich Carl, Prince of Leiningen (27 September 1763 – 4 July 1814) was a German nobleman.
He was born at Dürckheim, the fourth child and only son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Count of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Hartenburg by his wife Countess Christiane Wilhelmine Luise of Solms-Rödelheim and Assenheim. On 3 July 1779 his father was made a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, and Emich Carl became Hereditary Prince of Leiningen. On 9 January 1807 he succeeded his father as second Prince of Leiningen.
Emich Carl was married firstly, on 4 July 1787, to Henriette, youngest daughter of Heinrich XXIV, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf, by his wife, Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg. They had one son together:
Henriette died on 3 September 1801, and Emich married a second time, on 21 December 1803, to Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the fourth daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld by his wife, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, and a niece of his late wife. She bore him two further children:
Emich Carl died at Amorbach on the 4 July 1814 and was succeeded by his second surviving son.
His widow was married a second time to Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, fourth son of King George III of the United Kingdom. By him she had a second daughter, Princess Victoria of Kent, who would later become Queen of the United Kingdom.