Royal News of 2007, Section II
 

Last updated on 22 December 2007

 

ARENBERG

Comte Renaud de Laguiche died at Paris on 19 June.

[He was born on 5 February 1925, son of Jean, Marquis de Laguiche, (himself the son of Pierre, Marquis de Laguiche, and of his wife, née Princess Alix d’Arenberg) and of his wife, née Hélène Fleury. Since 1954 he had been married to Anne de Vogüé, daughter of Comte Robert-Jean de Vogüé and of his wife, née Ghislaine Eudes d’Eudeville. He is survived by her, their eight children, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 23 Jun 2007)

 

AUERSPERG

Oktavian v. Eiselsberg (son of Maximilian v. Eiselsberg and of his wife, née Huberta Freiin Wagner v. Wehrborn) married Princess Isabel v. Auersperg-Trautson (daughter of Prince Gobert v. Auersperg-Trautson and of his wife, née Ladislaja Gfin Hoyos) at Mariahilfberg, Gutenstein, on 15 September. (added 26 Sep 2007)

 

BENTHEIM-STEINFURT

Hereditary Prince Carl Ferdinand zu Bentheim und Steinfurt (son of Prince Reinhard zu Bentheim und Steinfurt and of his wife, née Angelica Emmermann) married Elna-Margret Rinn (daughter of Manfred Rinn and Brigitte Renate Strauss) at Burg Bentheim on 19 July, followed by a religious wedding at Steinfurt on 21 July. (added 21 Jul 2007)

 

BENTHEIM-TECKLENBURG

Prince Maximilian zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg (fourth son of Moritz-Casimir Fürst zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg and of his wife, née Huberta Gräfin von Hardenberg) and his wife, née Marissa Clara Fortescue, had their third child, Amalia Anna Elisabeth, at Lippstadt on 2 November. (added 2 Nov 2007)

 

CASTELL-RÜDENHAUSEN

Hubertus Graf von Faber-Castell died on 29 January.

[He was born at Munich on 8 April 1934, son of Roland Graf von Faber-Castell (himself the son of Alexander Friedrich Lothar Graf von Faber-Castell, né Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen [himself the son of Wolfgang Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his wife, née Princess Emma zu Ysenburg und Büdingen], and of his first wife, née Ottilie Freiin von Faber) and of his first wife, née Alix-May von Frankenberg und Ludwigsdorf. He was married from 1960 to 1967 to Liselotte Baecker; from 1970 to 1982 to Adelheid Freiin von dr Leyen zu Bloemersheim; and from 1984 until her death in 2006 to Dorothea Mühlbach. He is survived by a son and two daughters.] (added 10 Feb 2007)

The engagement was announced on 21 September 2007 between Leopold Maurice Huntington-Whiteley (b.1965, son of John Miles Huntington-Whiteley and of his wife, née Victoria Adelheid Clementine Luise Gräfin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen [herself the daughter of Friedrich Wolfgang Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his first wife, née Princess Karoline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and of Great Britain and Ireland]) and Laurence M. Guerrini (daughter of M and Mme Jean Marc Guerrini). (added 22 Sep 2007)

Siegfried Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen died on 16 November.

[He was born at Rüdenhausen on 16 February 1916, son Casimir Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and of his wife, née Mechtild Gräfin von Bentinck. In 1946 he married Irene Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (1925-2006), daughter of Georg Graf zu Solms-Laubach and of his wife, née Princess Johanna zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich. He is survived by their eight children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 19 Nov 2007)

 

CROY

Comtesse Thierry de Limburg Stirum, née Princess Marie-Immaculée de Croy, died at Huldenburg on 23 January.

[She was born at Rumillies on 16 october 1905, daughter of Prince Charles de Croy and of his wife, née Comtesse Mathilde di Robiano. In 1926 she married Comte Thierry de Limburg Stirum (1904-1968), by whom she had six children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 25 Jan 2007)

Comte Nicolas du Chastel de la Howarderie (son of Comte Henri du Chastel de la Howarderie [himself the son of Comte Jacques du Chastel de la Howarderie (himself the son of Comte Adolphe du Chastel de la Howarderie and of his wife, née Princess Marie Josephe de Croy) and of his wife, née Françoise de Cossé-Brissac] and of his wife, née Victoria Elena Lopez de Carrizosa y Patino, Marchesa del Merito) and his wife, née Comtesse Soline de Looz-Corswarem (daughter of Comte Benoît de Looz-Corswarem and of his wife, née Cathérine Marie‑Ange Bernadette de Taisne de Raymonval), had their first child, Gabriela, on 30 March. (added 20 Apr 2007)

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) married 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) at Fleurigny on 27 July, followed by a religious ceremony on the 28th. (added 4 Nov 2007)

Baron Eric David Amaury François de Mevius died at Ottignies on 18 October.

[He was born at Etterbeek on 23 July 1925, son of Baron Gustave de Mevius and of his wife, née Isabelle de Lalaing. He married firstly Monique Doret, by whom he had a son and two daughters. He married secodnly, in 1974, Comtesse Marguerite de Limburg Stirum (daughter of Comte Thierry de Limburg Stirum and of his wife, née Princess Marie-Imaculée de Croy), by whom he had another son and daughter.] (added 24 Oct 2007)

The engagement was announced between Comte Jacques de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde (son of Comte Humbert de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde [himself the son of Comte Jacques de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde (himself the son of Comte Jean de Marnix de Sainte Aldegonde and of his wife, née Comtesse Thérèse d’Oultremont) and of his wife, née Louise de Jonghe d’Ardoye (herself the daughter of Jean de Jonghe d’Ardoye and of his wife, née Isabelle t’Serstevens)] and of his wife, née Comtesse Isabelle d’Oultremont [herself the daughter of Comte Etienne d’Oultremont (himself the son of Comte Joseph d’Oultremont and of his wife, née Isabelle de Geloes d’Eysden) and of his wife, née Jacqueline de Lalaing (herself the daughter of Maximilien de Lalaing and of his wife, née Madeleine Peers de Nieuwburgh)]) and Comtesse Antoinette d’Yve de Bavay (daughter of Henri, Marquis d’Yve de Bavay [himself the son of Charles, Marquis d’Yve de Bavay (himself the son of Félix, Marquis d’Yve de Bavay, and of his wife, née Anne de Geloes d’Elsloo), and of his wife, née Princess Mathilde de Croy (herself the daughter of Prince Charles de Croy and of his wife, née Comtesse Mathilde de Robiano)], and of his second wife, née Baronne Charlotte d’Huart). (added 30 Oct 2007)

Comte Jean-Philippe de La Tour du Pin (son of Comte Olivier de La Tour du Pin [himself the son of Comte Aymar de La Tour du Pin and of his wife, née Princess Maximilienne de Croy] and of his wife, née Catherine de Guigné) and his wife, née Pascale Gaillard, had their second child, Flore, on 22 October. (added 4 Nov 2007)

Prince Georges de Croy (b.1920, son of Prince François Marie Emmanuel Joseph de Croy and of his wife, née Simone de Chaponay) died on 12 November. (added 16 Nov 2007)

 

HARRACH

Alexander Mitchell and his wife, née Philippa Gräfin Czernin v.Chudenitz (daughter of Joseph Graf Czernin v.Chudenitz and of his wife, née Hon Hazel Scott-Ellis [herself the daughter of the late John Scott-Ellis, Lord Howard de Walden, and of his wife, née Irene Gräfin von Harrach]) had a third daughter, Olivia Maria Theodora, on 23 January. (added 27 Jan 2007)

HOHENLOHE-JAGSTBERG

Karl Erbprinz zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg (son of Alexander Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg and of his former wife, née Princess Michaela von Schönburg-Waldenburg) and his wife, née Maria Dolores Lloret y Fernandez, had their first child, Carlos, on 5 January. (added 10 Feb 2007)

 

HOHENLOHE-LANGENBURG

Princess Maria Francisca “Pimpinella” zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg died on 4 January.

[She was born at San Sebastián on 26 August 1922, daughter of Prince Max Egon zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1897-1968) and of his wife, née Doña Maria de la Piedad Iturbe y Scholtz, Marquesa de Belvis de las Navas (1892-1990). In 1945 she married Claudio Gamazo y Arnús Marques de Soto de Aller (1916-1984). They had four children.] (added 7 Jan 2007)

Philipp Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, née Saskia Binder, had their second child, Gustav, on 28 January. (added 29 Jan 2007)

 

HOHENLOHE-OEHRINGEN

Princess Elisabeth zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen (daughter of August Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen and of his second wife, née Valerie von Carstanjen) died at Vienna on 2 January. She had been married since 1970 to János Farkas and had one daughter. (added 9 Jan 2007)

Kraft Erbprinz 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, had their first child, Christian Kraft, at Heilbronn on 16 January. (added 29 Jan 2007)

 

ISENBURG-BÜDINGEN

Comtesse Jean-Christian de Bourdoncle de Saint-Salvy, née Aminta Garros, died on 5 November.

[She was born at Bordeaux on 11 November 1943. In 1967 she married Comte Jean-Christian de Bourdoncle de Saint-Salvy (son of Comte Olivier de Bourdoncle de Saint-Salvy and of his wife, née Anne-Marie Desrousseaux de Vandières [herself the daughter of Edouard Desrousseaux, Duc de Vandières, and of his wife, née Princess Elisabeth Elisabeth zu Isenburg-Büdingen in Wächtersbach]). She is survived by him and their four children.] (added 8 Nov 2007)

 

KHEVENHÜLLER-METSCH

The engagement was announced between Tassilo Graf Pilati von Thassul zu Daxberg (son of Gotthard Graf Pilati von Thassul zu Daxberg [himself the son of Gotthard Graf Pilati von Thassul zu Daxberg and of his wife, née Marianna Ida Leopoldine Gräfin von Khevenhüller-Metsch (herself the daughter of Sigismund Fürst von Khevenhüller-Metsch and of his wife, née Gabrielle Gräfin von Mensdorff-Pouilly)] and of his first wife, née Kristina Paul) and Niina Korppi-Tommola. (added 22 Dec 2007)

 

LEININGEN

Prince Karl-Emich zu Leiningen (son of Emich Fürst zu Leiningen [himself the son of Karl Fürst zu Leiningen and of his wife, née Grand Duchess Marie of Russia] and of his wife, née Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg [herself the daughter of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and of his wife, née Princess Helene of Waldeck und Pyrmont]) married, as his third wife, Isabel Gráfin von und zu Egloffstein (daughter of Albrecht Heinrich Graf von und zu Egloffstein and of his wife, née Iniga Gräfin von der Recke von Volmerstein [herself the daughter of Gert Graf von der Recke von Volmerstein and of his wife, née Ursula Gräfin zu Pappenheim]) in a civil ceremony at Amorbach on 8 September. A religious wedding ceremony will follow at Pappenheim on 7 June 2008. (added 9 Oct 2007)

 

LOBKOWICZ

Maria Theresia Freifrau von Kellersperg, née Princess von Lobkowicz, died on 11 February.

[She was born at Vienna on 16 March 1925, daughter of Johann Fürst von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Marie Gräfin Czernin von und zu Chudenitz. In 1957 she married Carl Freiherr von Kellersperg (1908-1973).] (added 16 Feb 2007)

The engagement was announced between Christian Schneider and Princess Lioba von Lobkowicz (b.1985, daughter of Prince Johannes von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Johanna Gräfin zu Castell-Castell). The wedding is to take place on 30 September. (added 14 Apr 2007)

Vladimir Erbprinz von Lobkowicz (b.Paris 15 Dec 1972, son of Jaroslav Fürst von Lobkowicz and of his wife, née Elisabeth de Vienne) married Alix Paul-Cavallier (daughter of M and Mrs Gérard Paul-Cavallier) at Prague on 28 April. (added 20 May 2007)

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]) will marry Baronne Emilie Fallon (daughter of Baron Etienne Fallon and of his wife, née vicomtesse Christine Davignon) at Bois Seigneur Isaac (Braine l’Alleud, Belgium) on 21 July. (added 26 May 2007)

 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-FREUDENBERG

Princess Maria Elisabeth zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg died at Berlin on 13 December.

[She was born at New York on 26 November 1939, daughter of Hubertus Graf von Löwenstein-Scharffeneck (a grandson of Prince Leopold Emil Ludwig Konrad zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg and of his wife, née Amalie Wolrabe, Gräfin von Löwenstein-Scharffeneck, Hubertus assumed the title of Prince; authorities seem divided over whether he was entitled to do so) and of his wife, née Helga Schuylenburg. She was reportedly married at one time to Gernot Renauer, but he is not mentioned inher death notices.] (added 18 Dec 2007)

 

LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROSENBERG

Agnes Gräfin von Ballestrem (b.1935, daughter of Carl Wolfgang Graf von Ballestrem and of his wife, née Princess Theresia zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) died on 14 April. (added 24 Apr 2007)

Karl Ludwig Graf von Ballestrem (b.1939, son of Carl Wolfgang Graf von Ballestrem and of his wife, née Princess Theresia zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg) died on 8 May. He had been married since 1966 to Maria del Consuelo Freiin von Gagern, and is survived by her and by their four children. (added 14 May 2007)

 

LOOZ und CORSWAREM

Princess Marie-Louise von Looz und Corswarem died at Rheine on 7 March.

[She was born Marie-Louise Vanloo at Anderlecht on 29 May 1921. By adoption she took the surname van den Bogaerde de Terbrugge. In 1952 she married Prince René von Looz und Corswarem (1921-1988), son of Camille, Duke von Looz und Corswarem, and of his wife, née Céline Foulon. No children were born of the marriage. They apparently had an adopted daughter.] (added 15 Mar 2007)

 

OETTINGEN-WALLERSTEIN

The engagement was announced between Bastiaan Ryckaert (son of Mr. and Mrs. Luc Ryckaert) and Elisabeth Zouboff (eldest daughter of the late Nicholas Zouboff and of his wife, née Princess Elisabeth zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein [herself the daughter of Prince Wolfgang zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein and of his first wife, née Henriette de Longueval, Gräfin von Buquoy]).

 

ORTENBURG

Alram Graf zu Ortenburg died at Schloß Tambach on 6 August.

[He was born at Budapest on 23 October 1925, son of Franz Carl Graf zu Ortenburg (1875-1936) and of his wife, née Helene Gräfin Semsey de Semse (1895-1978). Since 1954 he had been married to Agathe Gräfin von Schaesberg, daughter of Joseph Graf von Schaesberg and of his wife, née Comtesse Ghislaine de Berlaymont. They had two sons and two daughters. The elder son, Heinrich, succeeds as Graf zu Ortenburg.] (added 13 Aug 2007)

 

PLATEN HALLERMUND

Hans-Detlev Graf von Platen Hallermund died at Hamburg on 24 April.

[He was born at Berlin-Charlottenburg on 14 November 1938, son of Hans Georg Carl Joseph Graf von Platen Hallermund and of his wife, née Elisabeth Freiin von Lyncker. He was married firstly to Adelheid Fischer, and secondly, from 1985, to Marianne Hormann. He had a son and a daughter from the first marriage; the son predeceased him.] (added 22 May 2007)

 

RECHBERG

Angelica Freifrau von Fürstenberg, née von Boch-Galhau, died at Salzburg on 31 October.

[She was born at Mettlach on 4 November 1911, daughter of Johann Benedikt Luitwin von Boch-Galhau and of his wife, née Adeline Freiin von Liebieg. In 1937 she married Benedikt Freiherr von Fürstenberg (1911-2004), son of Max Adolf Freiherr von Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Franziska Gräfin von Rechberg (herself the daughter of Otto Graf von Rechberg and of his wife, née Princess Therese zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst). They had a son and three daughters.] (added 3 Nov 2007)

 

SALM-KYRBURG

Paula Freifrau Geyr von Schwepenburg, née Freiin von Rennenberg, died on 25 August.

[She was born at Linz on 7 June 1928, daughter of Maximilian Friedrich Ernst Ludwig Maria Freiherr v.Rennenberg (himself the son of Friedrich VI Fürst zu Salm-Kyrburg and of his wife, née Louise Le Grand, Freifrau von Rennenberg) and of his wife, née Mathilde Freiin v.Fürstenberg. In 1953 she married Josef Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg.] (added 5 Sep 2007)

 

SALM-REIFFERSCHEIDT-RAITZ

Niklas Altgraf zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz and his wife, née Nathalie Gräfin von Ballestrem, had their third child, Felicia Maria Franziska Benedikta Selina, on 4 February. (added 6 Apr 2007)

Hubert Graf Schaffgotsch gt Semperfrei v.u.zu Kynast u.Greiffenstein died on 10 July.

[He was born at Budischkowitz on 12 April 1937, son of Guido Graf Schaffgotsch gt Semperfrei v.u.zu Kynast u.Greiffenstein and of his wife, née Anna Maria Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz. Since 1963 he had been married to Maria Cornelia Gräfin Droste zu Vischering. He is survived by her and their five children.] (added 5 Oct 2007)

 

SALM-SALM

Winfried Freiherr von Loë (son of Friedrich Freiherr von Loë [himself the son of Felix Freiherr von Loë and of his wife, née Princess Isabelle zu Salm-Salm] and of his wife, née Inez Freiin von Boeselager) and his wife, née Marie-Amélie Lamiot, had their seventh child, Marie-Aymée, on 10 February. She will be christened on 3 March. (added 24 Feb 2007)

Erika Erbprinzessin zu Salm-Salm, née von Morgen, died on 17 April.

[She was born at Berlin on 19 March 1935, daughter of Ernst von Morgen and of his wife, née Margarethe Gräfin von Schlitz genannt von Görtz. From 1961 to 1979 she was married to Carl Philipp Erbprinz zu Salm-Salm, who in 1988 succeeded his father as Fürst zu Salm-Salm. She is survived by their four children.] (added 20 Apr 2007)

Andrzej Bisping (son of Andrzej Bisping [himself the son of Adam Bisping (himself the son of Jan Bisping and of his wife, née Countess Maria Josepha Zamoyska) and of his wife, née Elisabeth Dunin] and of his wife, née Teresa Starowieyska) married Charlotte Gräfin Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein (daughter of Felix Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein [himself the son of Clemens Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein (himself the son of Felix Graf Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein and of his wife, née Princess Augusta zu Salm-Salm) and of his wife, née Marie-Catherine Freiin von Kettenburg] and of his wife, née Christine Freiin von Boeselager [herself the daughter of Maximilian Freiherr von Boeselager and of his wife, née Mariaschnee Gräfin von Galen]) on 14 July. (added 25 Aug 2007)

 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-BERLEBURG

Mme Birgitta Fouret, née af Klercker, died at Paris on 17 January.

[She was born at Stockholm on 1 Apr 1942, daughter of Fredrik af Klercker and of his wife, née Birgitta Zätterström. From 1970 to 1979 she was married to Prince Robin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (son of Gustav Albrecht Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his wife, née Marguerite Fouché d’Otrante). Since 1980 she had been married to Olivier Fouret. She had a son and a daughter from her first marriage.] (added 19 Jul 2007)

Pieter Haitsma Mulier married Princess Vanessa-Irina zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (daughter of Prince Otto-Ludwig zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and of his wife, née Anette Freiin von Cramm) in a religious ceremony at Berleburg on 8 September. Their civil marriage had been in London in November 2006. Their first child, Selina, was born on 23 April 2007. (added 9 Oct 2007)

 

SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN-SAYN

Stefano Graf Hunyady v.Kéthely and his wife, née Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (daughter of Alexander Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and of his wife, née Gabriela Gräfin von Schönborn-Wiesentheid) had their first child together, Elisabetta, on 30 March. (added 2 Jun 2007)

 

SCHÖNBORN

Nikolaus Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly (son of Emanuel Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly [himself the son of FriedrichGraf von Mensdorff-Pouilly and of his wife, née Gabriele Gräfin von Schönborn] and of his wife, née Marie Assunta Gräfin und Edle Herrin v.u.zu Eltz gt Faust von Stromberg) and his wife, née Laetitia de Pierpont, had their first child, Zoé, on 15 August. (added 26 Sep 2007)

Maria Sidonia, Marquise de Suarez d’Aulan, née Gräfin Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, died on 3 November.

[She was born at Graz on 20 April 1940, daughter of Paul Graf Czernin von und zu Chudenitz and of his wife, née Elisabeth Freiin von Gudenus (daughter of Erwein Freiherr von Gudenus [himself the son of Ernst Freiherr von Gudenus and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Schönborn] and of his wife, née Sidonia Freiin von Morsey gt Picard). Since 1970 she had been married to François, Marquis de Suarez d’Aulan. She is survived by him and by their son and daughter, and five grandchildren.] (added 8 Nov 2007)

 

SCHÖNBURG-GLAUCHAU

Johannes Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau (son of Carl Graf von Schönburg-Glauchau and of his wife, née Madeleine Gräfin von Spee) married Ivonne von Opel (daughter of Heinz Georg Adam von Opel and of his wife, née Claudia-Ulrike Hurlin) at Glauchau on 5 May, followed by a religious wedding on 19 May. (added 3 Jun 2007)

 

SCHÖNBURG-HARTENSTEIN

Johannes Rudnay de Rudno (son of Sandor Rudnay de Rudno and of his wife, née Johanna Witt von Dörring) married Princess Caroline von Schönburg-Hartenstein (daughter of Prince Alfred von Schönburg-Hartenstein and of his wife, née Marie-Thérèse Kastner-Landjus-Wellenburg) at Burg Stein, Hartenstein, on 9 June. (added 9 Jun 2007)

 

SCHWARZENBERG

Franz Karl Hubert Jakob Maria Graf Revertera von Salandra died on 11 May.

[He was born at Helfenberg on 12 June 1919, son of Peter Graf Revertera von Salandra (himself the son of Nikolaus Graf Revertera von Salandra and of his wife, née Donna Olimpia Aldobrandini dei Principi di Sarsina) and of his wife, née Princess Ida zu Schwarzenberg (herself the daughter of Johann Fürst zu Schwarzenberg and of his wife, née Therese Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg). In 1944 he had married Henriette Gräfin und Herrin von und zu Sprinzenstein und Neuhaus (1919-1996), daughter of Maximilian Graf und Herr von und zu Sprinzenstein und Neuhaus and of his wife, née Marianne Gräfin Serényi de Kis-Serény. They had four children, one of whom predeceased him.] (added 17 May 2007)

 

SOLMS-LAUBACH

Andrea Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (b.1941, daughter of Georg Fraf zu Solms-Laubach and of his wife, née Princess Johanna zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich) died at Laubach on 6 January. (added 14 Jan 2007)

 

STOLBERG-STOLBERG

Elisabeth Freifrau von Warsberg, née Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg, died at Mainz on 26 April.

[She was born at Vienna on 2 Jun 1918, daughter of Georg Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Princess Regina Reuss. In 1941 she married Walther Eisenbach, who was killed in action in 1944. In 1951 she married Alexander Freiherr von Warsberg (1910-1983). She had three sons by her first marriage, and three sons and a daughter from her second.] (added 4 May 2007)

Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg died on 31 October.

[He was born at Schloß Wallsee on 23 May 1921, son of Bernhard Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and of his wife, née Archduchess Hedwig of Austria. Since 1948 he had been married to Louisa von Pachmann (daughter of Ernst Ritter von Pachmann and of his wife, née Elma Gräfin von Galen). He is survived by her and by six children and numerous grandchildren.] (added 11 Nov 2007)

 

STOLBERG-WERNIGERODE

Antonie-Ferdinande Auguste Viktoria Freifrau von Mirbach, née Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, died on 28 January.

[She was born at Schlemmin on 26 August 1920, daughter of Reinhard Gfar zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and of his wife, née Mariagnes Gräfin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode. In 1941 she married Ulrich Freiherr von Mirbach (1914-2004), son of Friedrich Otto Günther Freiherr von Mirbach and of his wife, née Erna von Sperber. They had seven children, at least one of whom predeceased her, and many grandchildren.] (added 24 Apr 2007)

 

TRAUTTMANSDORFF-WEINSBERG

Ferdinand Graf Hoyos, Freiherr zu Stichsenstein (son of Felix Dionys Graf Hoyos, Freiherr zu Stichsenstein, and of his wife, née Maria Gräfin von Oppersdorff [herself the daughter of Johannes Graf von Oppersdorff and of his wife, née Sophie Gräfin von Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg (herself the daughter of Ferdinand Fürst von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg and of his wife, née Princess Anna von und zu Liechtenstein)]) died on 4 January. (added 11 Jan 2007)

Johannes Ottokar Graf von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg died at Salzkotten-Thüle on 23 April.

[He was born at Teplitz on 29 December 1937, son of Theobald Graf von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg (himself the son of Ottokar Clemens Graf von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg and of his wife, née Josephine Gfn von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg) and of his wife, née Josepha Gräfin von Hartig (herself the daughter of Franz Graf vonHartig and of his wife, née Johanna Gräfin von Ledebur-Wicheln). In 1967 he married Ursula Schiebel, who survives him along with three children.] (added 27 Apr 2007)

 

 

WALDBURG-WOLFEGG-WALDSEE

Barone Giovanni Malfatti di Montetretto married Sophie 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) at the St. Gallus und Ulrich Kirche in Kisslegg on 10 February. The service was led by Pater Hubertus Freyberg. There were 250 guests from all over Europe, including the Fürst and Fürstin of Liechtenstein. (added 13 Feb 2007)

Leopold Graf von Walderdorff died on 10 April.

[He was born at Kürn on 7 April 1928, son of Hubertus Graf von Walderdorff and of his wife, née Anna Gräfin von Spee. Since 1955 he had been married to Maria Sidonia Gráfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg u.Waldsee (daughter of Franz Ludwig Fürst von Waldburg zu Wolfegg u.Waldsee and of his wife, née Adelheid Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau). He is survived by her, their son, and five daughters.] (added 11 Apr 2007)

Comte Jacques de Lalaing (son of Josse, Comte de Lalaing, and of his wife, née Elisabeth Silfverstolpe) married Lavinia Gräfin von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee (daughter of Karl Graf von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and of his former wife, née Dorothea von Boch-Galhau) on 3 November. (updated 13 Jun 2008)

 

WINDISCHGRÄTZ

Dominic von Riedemann (son of Karl Anton von Riedemann [himself the son of Mario von Riedemann and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin von ledebur-Wicheln] and of his wife, née Princess Olga zu Windischgrätz [herself the daughter of Prince Eduard zu Windischgrätz and of his wife, née Princess Alexanda zu Isenburg]) married Sarah Ternoway at Toronto on 6 January. (added 13 Jan 2007)

Christiane Gräfin von Seilern, née Freiin Economo di San Serff, died on 29 May.

[She was born at Vienna on 9 January 1920, daughter of Leonidas Freiherr Economo di San Serff and of his wife, née Princess Wilhelmine zu Windischgrätz. In 1950 she married Friedrich Graf zu Seilern und Aspang, with whom she had three sons.] (added 10 Jun 2007)

 

YSENBURG u.BÜDINGEN

Heilwig von Meding, née Freiin Heyl zu Herrnsheim, died on 6 May.

[She was born at Worms on 5 December 1908, daughter of Cornelius Freiherr Heyl zu Herrnsheim and of his wife, née Princess Mathilde zu Ysenburg und Büdingen (herself the daughter of Bruno Fürst zu Ysenburg und Büdingen and of his second wife, née Bertha Gräfin zu Castell-Rüdenhausen). In 1935 she married Hans von Meding (1905-k.a.1943), with whom she had two sons and a daughter, and numerous grandchildren.] (added 22 May 2007)