BIRON von KURLAND

 

 

 

 

The members of this family bear the title Prince[ss] Biron von Curland [or Kurland/Courland] (Serene Highness).

 

 

 

 

ERNST JOHANN von Biron, cr Reichsgraf 1733, became Duke of Kurland (Courland) and Semgallen 1737, Regent and Prime Minister of Russia 1740 (Kalnzeem 23 Nov 1690-Mitau 29 Dec 1772); m.Mitau 25 Feb 1723 Benigna Gottlieb von Trotha gt Treyden (15 Oct 1703-Mitau 5 Nov 1782)

 

1a) PETER, Duke von Kurland 1772-95, Duke von Sagan 1786 (Mitau 15 Feb 1724-Schloß Gellenau 13 Jan 1800); m.1st Arolsen 15 Oct 1765 (div 1772) Karoline Pss zu Waldeck u.Pyrmont (Arolsen 14 Aug 1748-Lausanne 18 Aug 1782); m.2nd 6 Mar 1774 (div 1778) Pss Eudoxia Yusupova (16 May 1743-St.Petersburg 19 Jul 1780); m.3rd Mitau 6 Nov 1779 Dorothea Gfn von Medem (Mesothen, Courland 3 Feb 1761-Löbichau 20 Aug 1821)

 

1b) Katharina Friederike Wilhelmine, Dss von Sagan (Mitau 8 Feb 1781-Vienna 29 Nov 1839); m.1st Sagan 23 Jun 1800 (div 1805) Jules, Pr de Rohan-Guéméné (d.13 Jan 1836); m.2nd Dresden 5 May 1805 (div 1806) Pr Vassili Trubetzkoi (d.1841); m.3rd Löbichau 8 Oct 1818 Carl Rudolf Gf von der Schulenburg (d.Schloß Sagan 4 Oct 1856)

 

2b) Marie Luise Pauline (Mitau 19 Feb 1782-Vienna 8 Jan 1845); m.Prague 26 Feb 1800 Friedrich Fst von Hohenzollern-Hechingen (Namur 22 Jul 1776-Schloß Lindich 13 Sep 1838)

 

3b) Johanna Catharine (Mitau 24 Jun 1783-Löbichau 11 Apr 1876); m.Dresden 18 Mar 1801 (div 1806) Francesco Pignatelli Duca di Acerenza (d.1840)

 

4b) Peter (Würzau, Courland 26 Jan 1787-Würzau 25 Mar 1790)

 

5b) Johanna Dorothea, Dss von Sagan (Berlin 21 Aug 1793-Sagan 19 Sep 1862); m.Aschaffenburg 24 Apr 1809 Edmund de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Duc de Talleyrand (d.Florence 14 May 1872)

 

2a) Hedwig Elisabeth (Mitau 4 Jul 1727-Dorpat 31 Mar 1793); m.25 Nov 1759 Baron Aleksander Tscherkassov (d.Smolensk 1788)

 

3a) Carl Ernst, cr Prinz Biron von Curland (11 Oct 1728-Königsberg 16 Oct 1801); m.Dubno 18 Feb 1778 Apollonia Lodzia-Poninska (Vresno 4 Feb 1760-St.Petersburg 24 Jul 1800)

 

1b) Benigna (30 Dec 1778-13 Aug 1779)

 

2b) Gustav Kalixt (29 Jan 1780-Bad Ems 20 Jun 1821); m.8 Sep 1806 Franziska Gfn von Maltzahn (Dt.-Lissa 23 Sep 1790-Dyherrnfurth 25 Mar 1849)

 

1c) Louise (30 May 1808-Braunschweig 14 Aug 1845); m.Dyherrnfurth 30 May 1829 Alfred Gf von Hohenthal (d.Döbernitz 16 Nov 1860)

 

2c) Laura Franziska Johanna Antonia (15 Aug 1810-31 Jul 1811)

 

3c) Carl (13 Dec 1811-Breslau 21 Mar 1848); m.Oberkassel 26 Feb 1833 Agnes Gfn zur Lippe-Biesterfeld (Köln 30 Apr 1810-Breslau 21 Apr 1884)

 

4c) Antoinette (17 Jan 1813-6 Jan 1882); m.29 Oct 1834 Lasar Jakimovic Frhr von Lasarev (d.26 Oct 1871)

 

5c) Franziska (Fanny) (Breslau 1 Apr 1815-Berlin 25 Dec 1888); m.25 Jun 1850 Hermann von Boyen (d.Jena 18 Feb 1886)

 

6c) Calixt (Schleise bei Wartenberg 3 Jan 1817-Wartenberg 8 Mar 1882); m.Oscheikino 6 Aug 1845 Pss Jelena Mestscherskaja (St.Petersburg 14 Jan 1820-Wartenberg 7 Oct 1905)

 

1d) Gustav Peter Johannes (Dresden 17 Oct 1859-Wartenberg 8 Jan 1941); m.1st Triefenstein 20 Jun 1885 Adele zu Pss Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (Kreuzwertheim 24 Mar 1866- Groß-Wartenberg 15 Oct 1890); m.2nd Paris 29 Jul 1902 Françoise Levisse de Montigny de Jaucourt (Paris 23 Dec 1874-Munich 6 Jul 1957)

 

1e) Karl Peter François Andreas Alexander (Wartenberg 15 Jun 1907-Munich 28 Feb 1982); m.Potsdam (civ) 15 Aug 1938 (rel) 16 Aug 1938 Herzeleide Pss of Prussia (Bristow 25 Dec 1918-Munich 22 Mar 1989)

 

1f) Viktoria Benigna Ina-Marie Cecilie Friederike-Luise Helene (b.Schloß Wartenberg 2 Jul 1939); m.Munich (civ) 3 May 1968 (rel) 6 May 1968 (div 1993) Johann Frhr von Twickel (b.Berlin 25 Jul 1940)

 

2f) Ernst-Johann Karl Oskar Eitel-Friedrich Peter Burchard (b.Berlin 6 Aug 1940); m.Munich (civ) 14 Aug 1967 (rel) 15 Aug 1967 Elisabeth Gfn zu Ysenburg- Philippseich (b.Rome 9 Dec 1941)

 

3f) Michael Karl August Wilhelm (b.Groß Wartenberg 20 Jan 1944); m.Munich (civ) 1 Jul 1969 (rel) 2 Jul 1969 Kristin von Oertzen (b.Liessow 6 Nov 1944)

 

1g) Veronika (b.Munich 23 Jan 1970); m.7 Oct 2006 Christoph Carl

 

2g) Alexander (b.Munich 18 Sep 1972); m.Bernried 16 Aug 2003 (rel) 4 Oct 2003 Michaela Gfn Strachwitz v.Groß-Zauche u.Camminetz (b.Starnberg 19 Mar 1979)

 

3g) Stephanie (b.Munich 24 Sep 1975); m.13 Sep 2008 Georg Güber

 

2e) Helene Elisabeth Martha Wilhelmine Friederike (Wartenberg 2 Dec 1908-Paris 14 May 1950); m.New York 7 Mar 1950 Stephan Fournel de Beauvoir du Rouvre (Alleyras 16 Mar 1918-St.Etienne/Loire 14 Jan 1995)

 

3e) Friedrich-Franz Christian Wolf Calixt (Wartenberg 18 Apr 1910-Bonn-Bad Godesberg 15 Apr 1997); m.Puschine (civ) 19 Jul 1933 (rel) 20 Jul 1933 Maria-Irmgard Gfn von Ballestrem (Breslau 28 Feb 1908-Bad Godesberg 5 Aug 1993)

 

1f) Franz Calixt Gustav Friedrich Erdmann (b.Ober-Langendorf 5 Jul 1934); m.(civ) Dabringhausen 18 Apr 1963 (rel) Bonn 20 Jul 1963 Gustava Bss von Brockdorff (b.Warsaw 31 Mar 1939)

 

1g) Isabella (Bonn 24 May 1965-Bonn 26 May 1965)

 

2g) Marcus Friedrich-Gustav Nikolaus Ernst-Johann (b.Bonn 29 Nov 1967)

 

3g) Johannes (Bonn 9 Oct 1968-Bonn 14 Oct 1968)

 

4g) Calixta Johanna Margarethe Viktoria Sophie Elisabeth (b.Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 31 Jan 1975); m.Weimar 27 May 2006 Christian Georg Fuchs

 

2f) Dorothea Franziska Maria-Klara Auguste Irmgard Anna (b.Ober-Langendorf 27 Jul 1935); m.Dabringhausen (civ) 4 Apr 1961 (rel) 16 May 1961 Karl Michael Frhr von Aretin (b.Vagen 23 May 1924)

 

3f) Friedrich-Carl Johannes Detlev Franz (b.Ober-Langendorf 9 Mar 1938); m.Munich (civ) 9 May 1969 (rel) 18 Jul 1969 Ingrid Farnsteiner (b.Köln 10 Jan 1938)

 

1g) Annina Franziska Beatrix (b.Munich 6 Sep 1974); m.St.Joseph, Barbados 29 Dec 2000 Christian Thierfelder (b.Tegernsee 8 Jun 1961)

 

4f) Irmgard Gustava Sophie Helene Christiane Herzeleide Maria Anna (b.Breslau 18 Nov 1939); m.Munich 10 Sep 1977 Erich Reinhold Baumann (b.Munich 9 Nov 1944)

 

5f) Gustav Johannes Thassilo Silvius Leopold (b.Ober-Langendorf 29 Jan 1941); m.(civ) Feldafing 29 Aug 1968 (rel) Andechs 31 Aug 1968 Adelheid Greite (b.Berlin 14 Mar 1943)

 

1g) Alexandra (b.Munich 26 May 1970)

 

2g) Franziska (b.Munich 8 Jan 1975)

 

6f) Benedicta Natalie Johanna (b.Meschede 26 Dec 1946); m.Dabringhausen (civ) 4 Jun 1973 (rel) 14 Jul 1973 (div 1983) Rudolf Konrad Gf von Montgelas Frhr von der Heydte (b.Egglkofen 10 Nov 1939)

 

4e) Ludwig Gustav (Wartenberg 11 Mar 1912-k.a.11 Apr 1941)

 

7c) Peter (12 Apr 1818-29 Apr 1852)

 

3b) Peter Alexis (21 Feb 1781-20 Apr 1809)

 

4b) Karoline (b.26 Jul 1782, d.young)

 

5b) Adolf (1 Dec 1783-1789)

 

6b) Constance (14 Mar 1787-1793)

 

7b) Luise (25 Jul 1791-8 Mar 1853); m.23 Apr 1816 Joseph Gf Wielohursky (d.28 Aug 1826)

 

8b) Catharina (15 Sep 1792-31 Jan 1813); m.1812 Joseph Gf Wielohursky (d.28 Apr 1826)