Deaths 2012

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Last modified: 7 July 2019

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2012.

2 January

Death of Countess Carolin zu Stolberg-Wernigerode aged 49.

7 January

Death of Sheikha Amina bint Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla of Umm al Qaiwain (United Arab Emirates).

12 January

Death of Maharani Shiv Kumari of Kotah née Princess of Bikaner (India) aged 95.

13 January

Death of Countess Stefanie zu Königsegg-Aulendorf née Freiin von Waldbott und Bassenheim aged 82.

New! 16 January

Death of Michel Stiepen (Looz Corswarem) in Henri-Chapelle aged 81.

20 January

Death of Sheikh Humaid bin Mohammad bin Saqer Al-Qasimi of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates).

21 January

Death of Sheikh Saud Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah of Kuwait.

Death of Marie-Elisabeth Costinescu-Tataranu née Freiin von Strachwitz (Stolberg-Stolberg) at Absam, Austria, aged 84.

26 January

Death of Hereditary Grand Duchess Karin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin née von Schaper at Glücksburg, Germany, aged 91.

31 January

Death of Brigitta von Kalckreuth née Princess zu Stolberg-Rossla, aged 86.

13 February

Death of Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria (Tuscany) aged 84.

16 February

Death of Princess Norodom Daravadey of Cambodia aged 71.

24 February

Death of Infanta Dona Maria Adelaide de Bragança (Portugal) at Caparica, Portugal, aged 100.

13 March

Death of Princess Maria Anna of Saxony aged 82.

17 or 18 March

Death of Prince Alexander von und zu Liechtenstein aged 82.

18 March

Death of King George Tupou V of Tonga at Hong Kong, aged 63.

24 March

Death of Princess Farah Kerimee of Egypt aged 87.

26 March

Death of Kurt Brubach (Salm-Salm) in Böllenborn, Germany, aged 90.

30 March

Death of The Raja Kechil Sulong of Perak at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2 April

Death of Princess Fatma Neslisah Osmanoglu Sultan of Turkey at Istanbul, Turkey, aged 91.

April (exact date unknown)

Death of Maria Teresa Caccia Dominioni née Crespi (Fugger von Babenhausen), likely at Milan, Italy, aged 89. A death announcement dated 26 April appeared in the newspapers on 27 April.

2 May

Death of Doña Emanuela de Dampierre (Spain) at Rome, Italy, aged 98.

5 May

Death of Fürstin Delia zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein née Schenk Countess von Stauffenberg aged 93.

10 May

Death of Maharaja Ranjitsinh Gaewad of Baroda at Vadodara, India, aged 74.

14 May

Death of Countess Léopold de Lannoy née Princess Florence de Croÿ et de Solre aged 84.

15 May

Death of Countess Elisabeth von Platen Hallermund aged 13 days.

23 May

Death of Prince Franz von Sachsen-Altenburg aged 77.

6 June

Death of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa of Japan aged 66.

9 June

Death of Countess Marie-Elisabeth zu Stolberg-Stolberg at Vanves, France, aged 93.

16 June

Death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia at Geneva, Switzerland, aged 77 or 78.

20 June

Death of Fürst Heinrich IV Reuss at Ernstbrunn, Austria, aged 92.

8 July

Death of Prince Mohammed bin Saud bin Abdul-Aziz of Saudi Arabia aged 78.

10 July

Death of Valli Spencer Moore née Knust (Russia) at The Old Vicerage in Leigh, Dorset, Great Britain, aged 82.

21 July

Death of Takamasa Ikeda (Japan) at Kurashiki, Japan, aged 84.

23 July

Death of Margrave Maria Emanuel von Meissen (Saxony) at La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland, aged 86.

New! 13 August

Death of Otto Vogl (Reuss) aged 80.

16 August

Death of Lalla Amina of Morocco aged 57.

27 August

Death of Donna Martha della Torre e Tasso (Thurn und Taxis) née Singer in the USA, aged 68.

14 September

Death of Count Jan Bosco von Sternberg (Lobkowicz) in Klatovy, Czechia, aged 75.

16 September

Death of Princess Ragnhild, Mrs Lorentzen (Norway) at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aged 82.

3 October

Death of Princess Marina Editha Theresia von Thurn und Taxis aged 46.

6 October

Death of Prince Albert of Saxony at München, Germany, aged 77.

8 October

Death of Countess Elisabeth von Stillfried und Rattonitz née Countess zu Stolberg-Wernigerode at Lindau, Germany, aged 89.

14 October

Death of Sheikh Jamal Bin Salem Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah. The date isn’t 100% certain.

15 October

Death of Norodom Sihanouk King-Father of Cambodia at Beijing, China, aged 89.

17 October

Burial of Sheikh Saqr bin Khalid Al Qasimi of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) at Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

20 October

Death of Count Johannes von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg at Vienna, Austria, aged 83.

29 October

Death of Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Bin Saud Bin Jalawi of Saudi Arabia aged 78.

31 October

Burial of Sophie de Figueroa née Princess zur Lippe-Weissenfeld at Neidling, Austria. She died aged 90.

17 November

Death of Rosa Sophie Reichsfreifrau von und zu Guttenberg née Princess and Duchess von Arenberg aged 89.

24 November

Death of Princess Susanne zu Salm-Horstmar née Jantsch at Angermund, Germany, aged 90.

9 December

Death of Princess Marie-Claire zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein née Buet de Villars at Bonn, Germany, aged 96.

17 December

Death of Countess Ursula zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg née von Hase aged 99.

26 December

Death of Hans Wolfram Freiherr von Werthern (Castell-Castell) aged 87.

Exact date unknown

Death of Count Ernst Leonhard von Harrach (Castell-Castell) in Bruck an der Leitha, Austria, aged 81 or 82.