Deaths 2008

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Last modified: 22 September 2014

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2008.

2 January

Death of Sheikha Sabiha Abdulla al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait aged 69.

Death of Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, aged 84.

7 January

Death of Prince Georg zu Fürstenberg aged 84.

14 January

Death of Prince Vincenz von und zu Liechtenstein at Schloss Waldstein, Austria, aged 57.

15 January

Death of Prince Alfred von Croÿ aged 82.

16 January

Death of Prince George Bagration-Mukhrani (Georgia) at Tbilisi, Georgia, aged 63.

21 January

Death of Countess Rose-Marie von Strasoldo-Graffemberg née Princess zu Oettingen-Wallerstein at Bonn, Germany, aged 84.

22 January

Death of Sheikh Hmoud al-Ali al-Malik al-Sabah of Kuwait aged 88.

26 January

Death of Prince Franz Karl von Auersperg aged 72.

27 January

Death of Prince Botho zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein at Bad Reichenhall, Germany, aged 80.

11 February

Death of Freiherr Peter von Kap-Herr(Hohenlohe-Jagstberg) aged 73.

18 February

Death of Princess Neopila von Auersperg aged 56.

23 February

Death of Countess Alice Ricciardi-von Platen née Countess von Platen Hallermund at Cortona, Tuscany, Italy, aged 97.

8 March

Death of Princess Al-Bandari bint Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aged 80.

20 March

Death of Prince Ferdinando of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro in France, aged 81.

Death of Karl-Josef Dierkes (Erbach-Schönberg) aged 83.

1 April

Death of Paul Druker (Belgium) aged 70.

16 April

Death of Count Carl Josef Henckel von Donnersmarck (Luxembourg) at Sliema, Malta, aged 79.

Death of Prince Konstantin zu Schaumburg-Lippe aged 77.

18 April

Death of Count Klaus Günter zu Stolberg-Wernigerode at Alpen, Germany, aged 43.

24 April

Death of Archduke Ramón of Austria aged 50.

13 May

Death of Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, 14th Emir of Kuwait aged 78.

20 May

Death of Princess Marie Julie von Thurn und Taxis aged 89.

28 May

Death of Sheikha Awatif Salem al Ali Al Sabah of Kuwait.

30 May

Death of Princess Eleonore von und zu Liechtenstein at Graz, Austria, aged 88.

31 May

Death of John Ambler (Sweden) at Banbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain, aged 83.

2 or 3 June

Death of Sheikh Nasser bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) in a helicopter crash above the Arabian Gulf.

14 June

Death of Sheikha Hessa bin Mohammad bin Qassem bin Mohammad Al-Thani of Qatar aged 98.

16 June

Death of Countess Anna-Elisabeth von Harrach née Massa at Düsseldorf, Germany (?), aged 71.

21 June

Death of Princess Sibongile Promise Magongo of Swaziland in a shooting at Louisville, South Africa, aged 38.

28 June

Death of Sheikha Noura bint Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates).

29 June

Death of Count Johannes Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (Reuss) at Prague, Czechia, aged 43.

30 June

Death of Alexander Erba Odescalchi, Principe di Monteleone (Austria) at Stockholm, Sweden, aged 94.

5 July

Death of Countess Karin von Pappenheim née von Veltheim-Harbke aged 94.

7 July

Death of Countess Maria Josepha von Hardenberg née Princess von Fürstenberg at Baden-Baden, Germany, aged 86.

Death of Princess Sultanah bint Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

8 July

Death of Princess Fiona von Isenburg née Davidson at Langenselbold, Germany, aged 91.

Death of Count Josef Ferdinand von Oppersdorff (Schönburg-Glauchau) aged 86.

9 July

Death of Princess Hussa bint Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Juluwi of Saudi Arabia aged 45.

12 July

Death of Prince Franz zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst probably in France, aged 93.

15 July

Death of Princess Teresa zu Fürstenberg née Princess zur Lippe at Werenwag Castle, Beuron, Germany, aged 82.

20 July

Death of Prince Ferdinand-Johannes de Lobkowicz at Brussels, Belgium, aged 52.

22 July

Death of Prince Fawaz bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 74.

23 July

Death of Elisabeth Bubert née Countess zu Stolberg-Stolberg at Köln (Cologne), Germany, aged 87.

1 August

Death of Prince Michel Bagration de Moukhrani at France, aged 80.

6 August

Death of Crown Princess Francine of Montenegro née Navarro at Paris, France, aged 58.

8 August

Death of Sieglinde Heldman née Princess zur Lippe at Detmold, Germany, aged 93.

11 August

Death of Princess Fawziah Bint Mohammad Bin Abdullah Bin Turki Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 76.

3 September

Death of Lalla Bahia of Morocco.

17 September

Death of Princess Luluwah bint Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia aged 80.

Death of Fürstin Iniga von Urach née Princess von Thurn und Taxis at Aufhausen am Starnberger See, Germany, aged 83.

22 September

Death of Prince Michael Andreevich Romanoff (Russia) at Sydney, Australia, aged 88.

Death of Prince Michel Feodorovitch Romanoff (Russia) at Paris, France, aged 84.

Death (suicide) of Count Petrus von Schaesberg at New York, NY, USA, aged 40.

1 October

Death of Sheikha May Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait aged about 50.

7 October

Death of Princess Haya bint Saud bin Abdul Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

9 October

Death of Sheikha Baibi Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah of Kuwait. The date isn’t 100% certain.

12 October

Death of Clementine Utermann, Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen at Roggersdorf, Germany, aged 96.

15 October

Death of Princess Maria Luisa zu Windisch-Grätz “Marilis” née Serra di Carafa at Rome, Italy, aged 87.

16 October

Death of Countess Elisabeth zu Pappenheim née Blankenburg aged 84.

17 October

Death of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria aged 95.

30 October

Death of Abinesh Shah (Nepal) at the Norvic Hospital at Kathmandu, Nepal aged 32 or 35.

31 October

Death of Prince Burhaneddin Cem Efendi of Turkey at New York, NY, USA.

5 November

Death of Princess Alexandra zu Salm-Horstmar aged 55.

20 November

Death of Countess Christiane Széchényi née Princess von Auersperg aged 88.

28 November

Death of Raja Perempuan Besar Perlis, Tengku Budriah Tengku Ismail (Malaysia) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, aged 84.

2 December

Death of Princess Pema Tsedeun Yapshi Pheunkhang Lacham Kusho of Sikkim “Coocoola” aged 84.

6 December

Death of Martha von Bülow née Crawford “Sunny” (Auersperg) at the Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home, Manhattan, New York City, USA, aged 77.

9 December

Death of Sheikh Ali bin Rashid Al Mualla of Umm Al Qaiwain (United Arab Emirates) .

15 December

Death of Countess Ingrid van Rechteren Limpurg née Pieksma at Doetinchem, The Netherlands, aged 72.

24 December

Death of Dagmar Heine née Princess zu Schaumburg-Lippe widowed Kalau vom Hofe aged 74.

27 December

Death of Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, The Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia) at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, Seremban, Malaysia, aged 86.

29 December

Death of Lady Anne Cavendish-Bentinck aged 92.

Death of Countess Anna Maria von Pocci (Thurn und Taxis) aged 64.

Exact date unknown

New! Death of Marion Malkowsky (Bavaria) aged 62 or 63.