Royal News of 2006, Section II
 

Last updated on 12 April 2007
 

ARENBERG

Mme Pierre Bazin, née Christine de Vogüé, died on 10 February.

[She was born at Paris on 24 April 1942, daughter of Comte Bertrand de Vogüé (himself the son of Comte Louis de Vogüé [himself the son of Comte Melchior de Vogüé and of his wife, née Claire des Monstiers-Mérinville] and of his wife, née Princess and Duchess Louise d’Arenberg [herself the daughter of Auguste, Duc d’Arenberg, and of his wife, née Jeanne Greffulhe]) and of his wife, née Simone de Mun (herself the daughter of Comte Bertrand de Mun [himself the son of Comte Albert de Mun and of his wife, née Simone d’Andlau] and of his wife, née Marcelle Werlé [herself the daughter of Comte Alfred Werlé and of his wife, née Mathilde Lannes de Montebello]). In 1969 she married Pierre Bazin. She is survived by him, their three children, and five grandchildren.] (added 19 Feb 2006)

The forthcoming marriage was announced between Comte Nicolas Pierre de Warren (son of Comte Guy de Warren [himself the son of Comte William de Warren (himself the son of Comte Lucien de Warren and of his wife, née Marthe de Golbéry) and of his wife, née Marie Pauline Seguin (herself the daughter of Augustin Seguin and of his wife, née Marguerite de Montgolfier)] and of his wife, née Henriette Potier de La Morandière [herself the daughter of Louis Potier de La Morandière and of his wife, née Claire de Vogüé (herself the daughter of Comte Louis de Vogüé and of his wife, née Princess Louise d’Arenberg)]) and Virginie Clotilde Colette Jacqueline Duvoux. He was formerly married to Brigitte Taittinger and has fice children. (added 24 Apr 2006)

 

AUERSPERG

Prince Wilhelm Alexander von Auersperg (b.1968, son of Prince Karl von Auersperg and of his wife, née Friederike Gräfin von Starhemberg) and his wife, née Elisabeth Flick, who married in February, had their first child, Aloysius Friedrich Alexander Gobertus Maria, on 30 March. (updated 6 Jan 2007)

Princess Aglaë von Auersperg-Trautson (daughter of Prince Gobert von Auersperg-Trautson and of his wife, née Ladislaja Gräfin Hoyos) married Eugen Wendelin Graf von Waldstein-Wartenberg (son of Georg Graf von Waldstein-Wartenberg and of his first wife, née Marie-Therese Matz Gräfin von Spiegelfeld) at Neuberg an der Mürz on 1 July. (added 6 Jan 2007)

Feodore Fürstin von Auersperg, née Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth, died at Vienna on 23 March.

[She was born at Baruth on 5 April 1920, daughter of Friedrich Fürst zu Solms-Baruth and of his wife, née Princess Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein. In 1942 she married Gert Schenk (1910-1957). In 1961 she married Karl Adolf Fürst von Auersperg, for whose death see below. She had two children from the first marriage and one from the second.] (added 6 Jan 2007)

Karl Adolf Fürst von Auersperg died at Vienna on 17 December.

[He was born at Goldegg on 13 March 1915, son of Adolf Erbprinz von Auersperg and of his wife, née Gabrielle Gräfin von Clam und Gallas. He succeeded his grandfather as Fürst in 1927. In 1937 he married Margit Gräfin Batthyány von Német-Ujvár (daughter of Ladislaus Fürst von Batthyány-Strattmann and of his wife, née Maria Theresia Gräfin von Coreth zu Coredo und Starkenberg). She died in 1959. In 1961 he married Feodore Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth (daughter of Friedrich Fürst zu Solms-Baruth and of his wife, née Princess Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein). She died earlier in 2006. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 4 Jan 2007)

 

BENTHEIM-STEINFURT

Eberhardus Freiherr von Wrede and his wife, née Katharina Maritta de Beliczey de Baicza (daughter of István de Beliczey de Baicza and of his wife, Princess Marie Adelheid zu Bentheim und Steinfurt [herself the daughter of Viktor Adolf Fürst zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (1883-1961) and of his second wife, Princess Rosa Helene zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich (1901-1963)]) had their fourth child, Margarete Barbara Sofie, on 4 March. (added 7 May 2006)

The engagement was announced between Prince Carl Ferdinand zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (son of Prince Reinhard zu Bentheim und Steinfurt and of his wife, née Angelica Emmermann) and Elna-Margret Rinn (daughter of Manfred Rinn and Brigitte Renate Strauss). (added 22 Dec 2006)

 

BENTINCK

Countess Alida Aldenburg Bentinck, née Vlieger, died at Amersfoort on 21 January.
[She was born at Amsterdam on 16 December 1909, daughter of Frits Vlieger and of his wife, née Janna van der Weg. In 1961 she married, as his second wife, Adriaan Graaf Aldenburg Bentinck (1887-1968). They had no children together, but he had a daughter, who died in 2001, from his first marriage.] (added 13 Feb 2006)

CASTELL-CASTELL

Carl-Joachim vn Butler died on 24 February.

[He was born at Eisenach on 21 October 1941, son of Peter Richard von Butler and of his wife, née Heinke Iven. In 1973 he married Monika Gräfin zu Castell-Castell (daughter of Georg Friedrich Graf zu Castell-Castell and of his wife, née Gudrun von Eichel gen. Streiber. He is survived by her and by their three children.] (added 4 Mar 2006)

 

CASTELL-RÜDENHAUSEN

Dorothea Gräfin von Faber-Castell, née Mühlbach, died on 16 May.

[She was born at Bochum on 11 January 1948, daughter of Erich Mühlbach and of Helene Johanna Zange. Since 1984 she had been married, as his third wife, to Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell (son of Roland Graf von Faber-Castell [himself the son of Alexander Friedrich Lothar, Graf von Faber-Castell, Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, and of his first wife, née Ottilie Freiin von Faber] and of his first wife, née Alix-May von Frankenberg und Ludwigsdorff).] (added 21 May 2006)

The engagement was announced between Patrick Graf von Faber-Castell (son of Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell [himself the son of Roland Graf von Faber-Castell (himself the son of Alexander Friedrich Lothar Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his first wife, Otillie Freiin von Faber) and of his first wife, née Alix-May von Frankenberg und Ludwigsdorff] and of his first wife, née Liselotte Baecker) and Mariella Ahrens. The civil wedding is planned for later in 2006, with a religious ceremony to follow in 2007. (added 24 Sep 2006)

Irene Fürstin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, née Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach, died on 16 December.

[She was born at Laubach on 25 June 1925, daughter of Georg Graf zu Solms-Laubach and of his wife, née Princess Johanna zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. Since 1946 she had been married to Siegfried Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (b.1916, son of Casimir Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his wife, née Mechtild Gräfin von Bentinck). She is survived by their eight children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 22 Dec 2006)

 

CROY

Douglas Auff’m-Ordt (born 7 April 1917, husband since 1981 of Princess Antoinette von Croy [daughter of Duke Karl von Croy and of his first wife, née Nancy Leishman]) died at Dülmen on 23 February. (added 27 Feb 2006)

Francesco Compostella di Sanguinetto and his wife, née Damasine de Mevius (daughter of Eric de Mevius and of his second wife, née Countess Marguerite van Limburg Stirum [herself the daughter of Count Thierry van Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Marie-Immaculée de Croy]) had their second child, Matteo, on 26 February. (added 9 May 2006)

Prince Philippe de Croÿ-Roeulx died at Chesnay on 24 June.

[He was born at Paris on 13 May 1928, son of Etienne-Gustave, Prince de Croÿ du Roeulx, and of his wife, née Alyette de Pomereu. Since 1967 he had been married to Denise-Meline Lannegrâce (daughter of Ernest Lannegrâce and of Marthe Mangin).] (added 5 Jul 2006)

Comtesse Guy de Renesse, née Comtesse de Limburg Stirum, died at Brussels on 29 July.

[She was born at Huldenburg on 11 November 1928, daughter of Comte Thierry de Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Marie Immaculée de Croy. In 1954 she married Comte Guy de Renesse (1926-1987), son of Comte Philippe de Renesse and of his wife, née Amicie de Monteynard. She is survived by their three children: Comte Jean de Renesse; Marguerite, Princess Wauthier de Ligne; and Catherine, Comtesse Jean Cornet d’Alzius.] (added 1 Aug 2006)

Comtesse Edouard de Liedekerke, née Comtesse Clémentine d’Oultremont, died at Oudoumont on 26 August.

[She was born at Brussels on 5 April 1913, daughter of Comte Emmanuel d’Oultremont (son of Comte Adhémar d’Oultremont and of his wife, née Princess Clémentine de Croy [herself the daughter of Rudolphe, Duc de Croy, and of his wife, née Princess Nathalie de Ligne]) and of his wife, née Comtesse Antoinette d’Oultremont. In 1947 she married Comte Edouard de Liedekerke (son of Comte Pierre de Liedekerke and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse de Hemricourt de Grunne). She is survived by their sons Etienne and Bertrand.] (added 29 Aug 2006)

The engagement was announced between Comte Charles-Eric Boscals de Réals (son of Charles-Henri, Comte Boscals de Réals, and of his wife, née Ghislaine de Chieusses de Combaud Roquebrune) and Comtesse Barbara de Limburg Stirum (daughter of Comte Frédéric de Limburg Stirum [himself the son of Comte Thierry de Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Marie-Imaculée de Croy] and of his wife, née Monique de Castellane). (added 25 Nov 2006)

 

FÜRSTENBERG

Princess Tassilo zu Fürstenberg, née Cecilie Blaffer (b.Houston, Texas 17 December 1919, daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer and of Sarah Campbell, and widow of Prince Tassilo zu Fürstenberg (1903-1989), son of Prince Karl zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Maria Gräfin Festetics von Tolna) died in the Bahamas on 17 November. (added 2 Dec 2006)

 

HARRACH

Nicolas Freiherr von Pfetten-Arnbach (only son of Cajetan Freiherr von Pfetten-Arnbach [himself the son of Maximilian Freiherr von Pfetten-Arnbach and of his wife, née Marie-Elisabeth Gräfin von Harrach] and his wife, née Henriette Gräfin Khuen von Belasi) and his wife, née Kirsten Rae (daughter of Mr Thomas Rae and his wife, née Morna Armstrong), had their second child, Benedicta Maddalena Elisabeth Simone Maria Leonarda Frances, at Ingolstadt on 23 February. (added 11 Jun 2006)

Thomas Richard Sinclair Buchan (son of David William Sinclair Buchan of Auchmacoy and of his wife, née Hon. Susan Scott-Ellis [herself the daughter of John Scott-Ellis, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin von Harrach]) and his wife, née Vanessa Birrell (daughter of Mr and Mrs John Birrell, of Melbury Abbas, Dorset) had their second child, Clementine Halo Isabella, on 19 December. (added 22 Dec 2006)

Alice Freifrau Dreihann-Holenia von Sulzberg am Steinhof, née Gräfin von Harrach, died on 2 October.

[She was born at Vienna on 23 September 1916, daughter of Franz Maria Alfred Graf von Harrach and of his second wife, née Alice Gräfin zu Hardegg auf Glatz und Machlande. In 1940 she married Karl Freiherr Dreihann-Holenia von Sulzberg am Steinhof (1906-1978), son of Günther Romuald Klemens August Freiherr Dreihann-Holenia von Sulzberg am Steinhof and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin von Gudenus. She is survived by their son and daughter, and grandchildren.] (added 12 Apr 2007)

 

HOHENLOHE-LANGENBURG

Princess Xenia zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b.1972, daughter of Kraft Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of first his wife, née Princess Charlotte von Croy) and Max Soltmann, who were married in a civil ceremony in 2005, were married in a religious ceremony at Langenburg on 26 August. (updated 28 Aug 2006)

Prince Christoph zu Hohenlohe-Lagenburg (b.1956, son of Prince Alfonso zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1924-2003) and of his first wife, née Princess Ira zu Fürstenberg) died in Bangkok around the 5th of August. According to early news reports he had been arrested, apparently because of visa irregularities, and then had a sudden medical problem. (added 9 Aug 2006)

Princess Rosa zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, née Bittermann, died on 30 July. She married in 1970, as his second wife, Prince Alexander zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1922-1993), son of Prince Ludwig zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his wife, née Ilma Gräfin Hadik de Futak. (added 11 Sep 2006)

 

HOHENLOHE-OEHRINGEN

Prince Kraft-Alexander zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen died on 10 March.

[He was born at Munich on 2 November 1925, son of Prince Max Hugo zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen and of his first wife, née Marie-Gabriele Gräfin von Faber-Castell. He had been married four times: from 1949 to 1955 to Dagmar Engelbrecht; from 1957 to 1970 to Sibylle Dochtermann; from 1970 to 1979 to Ursula Rieck; and since 1988 to Renate Müller. He is survived by a son and a daughter, another daughter having predeceased him.] (added 28 Mar 2006)

Hereditary Prince Kraft zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen (son of Kraft Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen and of his wife, née Katharina von Siemens) and his wife, née Carolin von Wendorff (daughter of Detlev-Heinrich Axel Theodor von Wendorff and of his wife, née Ursula Niewald) are expecting their first child in early 2007. (added 28 Aug 2006)

 

LEYEN

Marie Adelheid Klein, née Freiin von Aretin, died on 1 March.

[She was born at Bamberg on 23 May 1920, daughter of Karl Freiherr von Aretin (himself the son of Anton Freiherr von Aretin and of his wife, née Princess Maria Anna von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck [herself the daughter of Philipp Fürst von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck and of his wife, née Princess Adelheid von Thurn und Taxis]) and of his wife, née Elisabeth Freiin von Gebsattel (herself the daughter of Hermann Freiherr von Gebsattel and of his wife, née Adelheid Riederer Freiin von Paar zu Schönau). In 1956 she married Harald Klein (1913-    ).] (added 4 Mar 2006)

 

LOBKOWICZ

Vladimir Erbprinz von Lobkowicz (b.Paris 15 Dec 1972, son of Jaroslav Fürst von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Vienne) is engaged to married Mlle Alix Paul-Cavallier (daughter of M and Mrs Gérard Paul-Cavallier). (added 10 May 2006)

Princess Barbara von Lobkowicz (daughter of Prince Erwein von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Antoinette Gräfin und Edle Herrin von und zu Eltz gen. Faust von Stromberg) died at Munich on 22 June. (added 24 Jun 2006)

Ingeborg Gräfin von Schall-Riaucour, née Schafnitzl, died on 26 August.

[She was born at Hamm, Westfalen, on 6 July 1921, daughter of Willibald Schafnitzl and of his wife, née Hildegard Lange. In 1959 she married Franz Graf von Schall-Riaucour (1929-1994), son of Andreas Graf von Schall-Riaucour and of his second wife, née Princess Josephine von Lobkowicz. They had one son, Adam-Michael.] (added 1 Sep 2006)

Hieronymus Graf von Almeida died at Starnberg on 23 September.

[He was born at Salzburg on 22 February 1923, son of Carl Maria Paul Graf von Almeida (himself the son of Paul Graf von Almeida [himself the son of Paulo Martins, Visconde d’Almeida, and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin von Bayrstorff (herself the daughter of Prince Karl of Bavaria)] and of his wife, née Princess Marie zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg) and of his wife, née Princess Gabriele von Lobkowicz (herself the daughter of Ferdinand Fürst von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Anna Bertha Gräfin von Neipperg). Since 1962 he had been married to Ruth Lankes. They had no children.] (added 30 Sep 2006)

The engagement was announced between Guillaume Graf von Westerholt u.Gysenberg (son of Englebert Graf von Westerholt u.Gysenberg and of his wife née Comtesse Louise de Limburg Stirum [herself the daughter of Comte Charles de Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Marie-Kunigunde von Lobkowicz]) and Baronne Emilie Fallon (daughter of Baron Etienne Fallon and of his wife, née vicomtesse Christine Davignon). (added 10 Nov 2006)

 

LOOZ und CORSWAREM

Mme. Jehanne Myon, née Séméladis (daughter of Victor Séméladis and of his wife, née Princess Fernande de Looz und Corswarem) died at Nancy on 14 March. (added 22 Mar 2006)

 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROSENBERG

Jakob Graf und Edler Herr von und zu Eltz gen. Faust von Stromberg died at Eltville on 10 February.
[He was born at Kleinheubach on 22 September 1921, son of Karl Graf u.Edler Herr v.u.zu Eltz gen. Faust v.Stromberg and of his wife, née Princess Sophie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. In 1946 he married Ladislaja Freiin Mayr von Melnhof (daughter of Friedrich Freiherr Mayr von Melnhof and of his wife, née Maria Anna Gräfin von Meran). They had nine children. In addition to his seat at Eltville, he had lived in Croatia, where he had served in Parliament.] (added 11 Feb 2006)
 

METTERNICH-WINNEBURG

Tatiana Fürstin von Metternich-Winneburg, née Princess Wassiltschikow, died at Schloß Johannisburg on 26 July.

[She was born at St.Petersburg on 19 December 1914/1 January 1915, daughter of Prince Hilarion Sergeievich Wassiltchikow and of his wife, née Princess Lydia Leonidovna Wiazemsky. In 1941 she married Paul Alfons, last Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg (1917-1992), son of Klemens-Wenzel Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg and of his wife, née Isabel de Silva y Carvajal. They had no children.] (added 27 Jul 2006)

 

OETTINGEN-OETTINGEN und OETTINGEN-SPIELBERG

Maria Anna Gräfin von Basselet de la Rosée (b.16 November 1907, daughter of Theodor Graf von Basselet de la Rosée and of his wife, née Princess Marie Franziska zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg) died at Schloß Isareck on 25 September. (added 30 Sep 2006)

 

ORTENBURG

Christoph August Wilhelm Werner von Breitenbuch (son of Ludwig von Breitenbuch and of his wife, née Yvonne Gräfin zu Ortenburg) and Verena von Gottberg (daughter of Josua von Gottberg and of his wife, née Sigrid von Driest) had their first child, Jakob, in June. (added 24 Mar 2006)

 

PLATEN HALLERMUND

Jochen Freiherr von Maltzahn (son of Axel Freiherr von Maltzahn [himself the son of Helmuth Freiherr von Maltzahn and of his wife, née Alexandra Gräfin von Platen Hallermund] and of his wife, née Margareta Ruoff) and his wife, Katharina, had a daughter, Mila Lotte Marie, at Heidelberg on 15 October. (added 23 Dec 2006)

RATIBOR und CORVEY

Prince Philipp von Ratibor und Corvey, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (son of Franz Albrecht Duke von Ratibor, Fürst von Corvey, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, and of his wife, née Isabella Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck) married Assunta Gräfin Calice (daughter of Andreas Rüdiger Heinrich Graf Calice and of his wife, née Maria Fernanda Edle von Steinhart) in Austria on 10 June. (added 18 Jun 2006)

 

RECHBERG

Alfred Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen died on 25 July.

[He was born at Allmendingen on 12 January 1913, son of Johann Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen (himself the son of Ernst Frieherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen and of his wife, née Leopoldine Freiin von Freyberg zu Eisenberg) and of his wife, née Walpurga Gräfin von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg (herself the daughter of Otto Graf von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg and of his second wife, née Princess Therese zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst). Since 1941 he had been married to Wilhelmine Krafft von Dellmensingen (daughter of Leopold Krafft von Dellmensingen and of his wife, née Isabelle Freiin von Kleinschrod). They had three children.] (added 30 Jul 2006)

 

SALM-REIFFERSCHEIDT-KRAUTHEIM und DYCK

Mark J. MacDonnell (twin son of Dr and Mrs Patrick MacDonnell, of Schull, Co Cork) and his wife, née Camilla Joanna Isabella Geddes (b.1966, daughter of the late Colonel the Hon Alexander Campbell Geddes (1910-1972) and of his second wife, Altgräfin Marie-Anne Helena Emanuela zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck) had their first child, Leopold Finian Patrick, on 21 July. (added 2 Aug 2006)

 

SALM-SALM

Felix von Quistorp died, apparently on 28 December.

[He had gone missing while on a walk on his grandfather’s estate on that date. His body was found several days later. He had apparently accidentally fallen down a well. He had been born on 7 October 1992, son of Karl-Alexander von Quistorp (himself the son of Karl-Johann von Quistorp [himself the son of Alexander von Quistorp and of his wife, née Theda von Falkenhayn] and of his wife, née Sigrun Matthies) and of his wife, née Maria Anna Freiin von Fürstenberg (herself the daughter of Erasmus-Elmar Graf von Deroy Freiherr von Fürstenberg [himself the son of Joseph Erwein Graf von Deroy Freiherr von Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Princess Marie Gabriele zu Salm-Salm] and of his wife, née Maria Antonia Gräfin Vetter von der Lilie [herself the daughter of Rudolf Graf Vetter von der Lilie and of his wife, née Dorothea Freiin Wenzl von Sternbach]). (added 5 Jan 2007)

 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBURG

Ursula von Kotze, née Klinder, died at Rottach-Egern on 6 July.

[She was born at Neu-Babelsberg on 1 October 1917, daughter of Fredi Klinder and of his wife, née Katharina Kriegel. In 1949 she married Hans-Detlef von Kotze (1911-1983), son of Hans Ludolf von Kotze and of his wife, née Princess Charlotte zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She is survived by their son, Christian.[ (added 1 Sep 2006)

According to Point de Vue, Hereditary Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.1969, son of Richard Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his wife, née Princess Benedikte of Denmark) is engaged to marry Carine Axelsson. (added 2 Dec 2006)

 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-SAYN

Hereditary Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (b.Munich 3 Jan 1971, son of Alexander Fürst zu Sayn- Wittgenstein-Sayn and of his wife, née Gabriela Gräfin von Schönborn-Wiesentheid) and his wife, née Donna Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta (b.Rome 18 Feb 1975, daughter of Don Niccolò Incisa della Rocchetta and of his wife, née Giulia Aloisi) had their first child, Ludovico, at Milan on 5 April. (added 11 Apr 2006)

 

SCHÖNBORN

The engagement was announced between Nikolaus Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly (son of Emanuel Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly [himself the son of Friedrich Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly (himself the son of Emanuel Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg) and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin von Schönborn (herself the daughter of Zdenko Graf von Schönborn and of his wife, née Marie Gráfin von Coudenhove)] and of his wife, née Maria Assunta Gräfin von und zu Eltz gt. von Stromberg [herself the daughter of Jakob Graf und Edler Herr von und zu Eltz gt. von Stromberg (himself the son of Karl Graf und Edler Herr von und zu Eltz gt. von Stromberg and of his wife, née Princess Sophie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) and of his wife, née Ladislaja Freiin Mayr von Melnhof (herself the daughter of Friedrich Adalbert Freiherr Mayr von Menhof and of his wife, née Maria Anna Gráfin von Meran)]) and Laetitia de Pierpont (daughter of Ivan de Pierpont and of his wife, née Maria del Pilar Ramos y Lazaro). (added 1 Apr 2006)

Maria Johanna Freifrau von Skal u.Groß-Ellguth, née Gräfin von Schönborn, died on 2 April.

[She was born at Lukawitz on 23 May 1915, daughter of Karl Johann Graf von Schönborn and of his first wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin von Nostitz-Rieneck. From 1937 to 1960 she was married to Ferdinand Freiherr von Skal u.Groß-Ellguth (1903-1972). They had two sons and a daughter.] (added 12 Aug 2006)

 

SCHÖNBURG-HARTENSTEIN

Princess Lyna von Schönburg died on 21 April at the University Hospital of Lausanne, according to a death announcement from friends in the daily newspaper 24 Heures published in Lausanne. Presumably this was Lyna Rodriguez Maldonado (b.Brussels 3 June 1914), daughter of Carlos Rodriguez and of Carlota Maldonado. She was married from 1945 to 1951 to Prince Peter von Schönburg-Hartenstein (1915-2003), by whom she had one daughter, Alexandra. (added 1 May 2006)

 

SCHÖNBURG-WALDENBURG

Albert Colelough, husband of Marie-Marewa von Schönburg-Waldenburg (daughter of Prince Karl Leopold von Schönburg-Waldenburg [himself the son of Prince Friedrich Ernst von Schönburg-Waldenburg and of his first wife, née Princess Alicia de Borbón, Infanta of Spain] and of Varaïterai a Neti) died on 11 July. (added 16 Aug 2006)

 

SOLMS-BARUTH

Friedrich Fürst zu Solms-Baruth died at Somerset West, South Africa, on 28 January.

[He was born at Baruth on 22 December 1926, son of Friedrich Fürst zu Solms-Baruth (1886-1951) and of his wife, née Princess Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein (1889-1964). Since 1963 he had been married to Birgitta Freiin von Berchem-Königsfeld (b.1924, daughter of Eduard Freiherr von Berchem-Königsfeld and of his wife, née Ingrid von Horn). He is survived by her, their two sons, and two grandchildren.] (added 22 May 2006)

Friedrich-Hans Graf zu Solms-Baruth died on 13 November.

[He was born on 3 March 1923, son of Hans Georg Graf zu Solms-Baruth (1893-1971) and of his wife, née Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1894-1972). In 1950 he married Princess Oda zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1925-1978), daughter of Botho Fürst zu Stolberg Wernigerode and of his wife, née Princess Renata Eleonore von Schoenaich-Carolath. He is survived by their three children.] (added 23 Dec 2006)

 

STARHEMBERG

Sophie Matz Gräfin von Spiegelfeld, née Gräfin von Starhemberg, died in July.

[She was born at Eisenkappel on 14 September 1931, daughter of Georg Graf von Starhemberg and of his wife, née Princess Anna Agnes zu Isenburg. Since 1951 she had been married to Alexander Matz Graf von Spiegelfeld, and they had four sons and a daughter.] (added 2 Aug 2006)

 

STOLBERG-STOLBERG

The engagement was announced between Caroline Gräfin Wolff Metternich zur Gracht (b.23 Jul 1982, daughter Michael Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht [himself the son of Paul Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht and of his wife, née Therese Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (herself the daughter of Bernhard Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Archduchess Hedwig of Austria)] and of his former wife, née Ileana Costinescu-Tataranu [remarried to Hans Freiherr von Kripp zu Prunberg und Krippach, himself son of Magdalena Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg, sister of Therese]) and Jörgen (George) Sanne (youngest son of Mr and Mrs Karl Ulrik Sanne, of Middle Chinnock, Somerset). (added 11 Jan 2006)

Maria Schalscha von Ehrenfeld, née Gräfin von Ballestrem, died shortly before 9 January.
[She was born at Kostau on 28 August 1941, daughter of Franz Graf von Ballestrem (himself the son of Valentin Graf von Ballestrem [himself the son of Franz Graf von Ballestrem and of his wife, née Hedwig Gräfin von Saurma] and of his wife, née Agnes Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg [herself the daughter of Friedrich Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Bertha Gräfin von Falkenhayn]) and of his wife, née Maria Bertha Gräfin von Schall-Riaucour (herself the daughter of Adam-Ferdinand Graf von Schall-Riaucour [himself the son of Carl Borromäus Graf von Schall-Riaucour and of his second wife, née Maria Freiin von Fürstenberg] and of his wife, née Princess Maria Rosa von Lobkowicz [herself the daughter of Ferdinand Zdenko Fürst von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Anna Bertha Gräfin von Neipperg]).
    In 1970 she married Dominik Schalscha von Ehrenfeld (son of Alexander Schalscha von Ehrenfeld [himself the son of Emanuel Schalscha von Ehrenfeld (himself the son of Alexander Schalscha von Ehrenfeld and of his wife, née Hedwig von Blacha und Lubie) and of his wife, née Therese Gräfin von Ballestrem (herself the daughter of Konrad Graf von Ballestrem and of his first wife, née Gabriele Theresia von Kalinowsky)] and of his wife, née Ruth Gräfin Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz [herself the daughter of Alfred Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz (himself the son of Hyacinth Gf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz and of his wife, née Luise Gfn Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz) and of his wife, née Ruth Gráfin von Schmettow (herself the daughter of Bernhard Graf von Schmettow and of his wife, née Leonie Gräfin von Francken-Sierstorpff)]). He died in April 2005.] (added 16 Jan 2006)

Valentin Graf von Ballestrem died on 20 January.
[He was born at Plawniowitz on 1 November 1928, son of Nikolaus Graf von Ballestrem (himself the son of Valentin Graf von Ballestrem [himself the son of Franz Graf von Ballestrem and of his wife, née Hedwig Gräfin von Saurma] and of his wife, née Agnes Gráfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg [herself the daughter of Friedrich Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Bertha Gräfin von Falkenhayn]) and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Walderdorff (herself the daughter of Leopold Graf von Walderdorff [himself the son of Hugo Graf von Walderdorff and of his wife, née Amalie Gräfin Podstatzky-Lichtenstein] and of his wife, née Franziska Freiin von Linde [herself the daughter of Balduin Freiherr von Linde and of his wife, née Emilie Simons]). In 1958 he married Elisabeth Sophie Gräfin von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg (daughter of Friedrich Carl Graf von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg and of his first wife, née Marie-Felicitas Freiin von Fürstenberg). He is survived by her and by their five children.] (added 24 Jan 2006)

Leo Karl Graf von Ballestrem died on 25 March. He was unmarried. He was brother of Valentin Graf von Ballestrem, for whose death, and for whose ancestry, see above. (added 1 Apr 2006)

Felix Tanko Baron von Keyserlingk (son of Bernd Baron von Keyserlingk [himself the son of Albrecht Baron von Keyserlingk and of his second wife, née Maria Bertha Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg] and of his wife, née Gisela von Arnim) and his wife, née Marie-Kristin Gross, had a son, Jonah Eleazar Ambrosius, on 1 June. (added 15 Aug 2006)

 

STOLBERG-WERNIGERODE

Philipp Fürst zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (son of Christian-Heinrich Fürst zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and of his wife, née Marie Freiin von Maltzahn) married, as his second wife, Leonille Gräfin Douglas (daughter of Axel Graf Douglas and of his former wife, Princess Johanna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein) on 29 July. (added 28 Aug 2006) 

Maria-Irmgard Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, née Freiin von Willisen, died on 28 October.

[She was born at Colmar, Alsace, on 3 April 1914, daughter of Friedrich-Wilhelm Freiherr von Willisen and of his wife, née Irmgard Rieß von Scheurnschloß. In 1938 she married Axel von Bülow (1906-1945), son of Werner Hans Christian von Bülow and of his wife, née Ernestine von Brasch. They had a son, Tam, and a daughter, Alexandra. In 1956 she married Johann-Otto Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1906-1996), son of Eberhard Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and of his wife, née Erica Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde.] (added 5 Nov 2006)

 

TOERRING-JETTENBACH

Ignaz Erbgraf zu Toerring-Jettenbach (elder son of Hans Veit Graf zu Toerring-Jettenbach and of his wife, née Princess Henriette zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein) and his wife, née Robinia Mentasti-Granelli, had their second child, Georgiana, at Milan on 11 July. (updated 13 Jul 2006)

 

WALDBURG-WOLFEGG-WALDSEE

Isabelle Gräfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee (daughter of Wunibald Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his wife, née Michaela von Oertzen) married Georg-Christian Freiherr von Massenbach (b.6 Feb 1975, son of Klaus-Berthold Freiherr von Massenbach and of his wife, née Ria-Eleonore Schramm) in a civil ceremony at Kißlegg on 17 June and a religious ceremony on 22 July. (updated 26 Jul 2006)

Louis Freiherr von Schorlemer (son of Ludolf Freiherr von Schorlemer and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin Henckel von Donnersmarck [herself the daughter of Georg Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck and of his wife, née Marie Sophie Gräfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee]) and his wife, née Olivia Waucquez (daughter of Gabriel Waucquez and of his wife, née Nathalie van Wassenhove) had a daughter, Léopoldine, on 17 July. (added 20 Aug 2006)
 

 

WINDISCH-GRÄTZ

Conte Ugo Ceschi a Santa Croce died in Malcesine, near  Verona, North Italy, on 2 February.

[He was born at Haasberg on 18 November 1915, son of Conte Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce (himself the son of Conte Alois Ceschi a Santa Croce and of his wife, née Leopoldine Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein) and of his wife, née Princess Luise zu Windisch-Grätz (herself the daughter of Hugo Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz and of his wife, née Princess Christiane von Auersperg). In 1948 he married Elisabeth Freiin Wentzl von Sternbach (daughter of Leopold Freiherr Wentzl von Sternbach and of his wife, née Christiane Gräfin Dubsky) and is survived by her, two daughters and one son.] (added 10 Mar 2006)

 

YSENBURG-BÜDINGEN

Prince Maximilian zu Ysenburg und Büdingen (younger son of Wolfgang-Ernst Fürst zu Ysenburg und Büdingen and of his wife, née Princess Leonille Elisabeth zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) and his wife, née Sophie de Bois, had their second child, Tassilo-Alexander, on 9 February. (added 14 Feb 2006)