Deaths 2015

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Last modified: 7 July 2019

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2015.

1 January

Death of Mrunalini Devi Puar (Dhar & Baroda, India) in Baroda, India, aged 83.

4 January

Death of Princess Anneliese von Thurn und Taxis née Zerbst aged 92. She was called Sonja.

New! 12 January

Death of Prince Maximilian von Croÿ aged 26.

21 January

Death of Sachiko Kitashirakawa née Tokugawa (Japan), aged 98. Widow of Prince Nagahisa.

23 January

Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aged 90.

24 January

Death of Johan Martin Ferner (Norway) at Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, aged 87.

Death of Tengku Ampuan Tua Terengganu, Tengku Intan Zaharah Almarhum Tengku Seri Setia Raja Tengku Hitam Omar, Sultanah of Terengganu in Terengganu, Malaysia, aged 86. She was Queen of Malaysia 1965-1970.

31 January

Death of Reichsfreifrau Marie Adelheid von Freyberg-Eisenberg née Princess von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck in Haldenwang, Germany, aged 82. She was the last member of this princely family alive. Her son Philipp Erwein however continues the family name.

5 February

Death of Countess Astrid zu Solms-Wildenfels née Kohlhauer in Bad Homburg, Germany, aged 76.

11 February

Death of Princess Susi zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg née Szigmond died at the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Springfield, Oregon, USA, aged 56.

12 February

Death of Prince Fahd bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 84.

16 February

Death of Princess Minh Duc of Annam née Dolly Bonnaud, aged 96.

19 February

Death of Sultan Mudaffar Sjah of Ternate at the Pondok Indah Hospital, South Jakarta, Indonesia, aged 79.

20 February

Death of Prince Sisowath Chittara of Cambodia aged 55.

22 February

Death of Alexandra Hilz née Princess zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen, aged 83.

26 February

Death of Countess Roger de La Rochefoucauld née Princess Isabelle de Bourbon de Parme aged 92.

6 March

Death of Prince Saudi bin Sultan bin Saud bin Abdallah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

8 March

Burial of Prince Khalid bin Abdallah bin Nasir Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

12 March

Death of Fürstin Marie Luise Reuss née Princess zu Salm-Horstmar, at Schloss Ernstbrunn, Austria, aged 96.

Death of Fürst Carl zu Wied at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth, Neuwied, Germany, aged 53.

25 March

Death of Fürstin Gunilla Fugger von Babenhausen née Countess Bielke, aged 95.

2 April

Death of Anthony Brian Allen (Russia) in Victoria, BC, Canada, aged 84.

7 April

Death of Hassan Al Yaacoubi (Morocco).

9 April

Death of Crown Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, Prince of Tirnovo at the Sanchinarro Hospital, Madrid, Spain, aged 52. He had been in a coma for some years after a car accident.

9 April

Burial of name unknown, mother of Prince Sa’d bin Saud bin Sa’d Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

10 April

Death of Jin Youzhi (born as Puren) aged 96. He was the youngest halfbrother of Puyi, last Emperor of China.

16 April

Burial of name unknown, mother of Prince Faysal bin Abd al-Majid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

25 May

Death of Fürstin Rosemarie zu Erbach-Schönberg née Moshage in Bensheim, Germany, aged 87.

30 May

Death of Alfred Neven DuMont (Auersperg) aged 88.

1 June

Death of Princess Alexandra of Hannover née Princess zu Ysenburg und Büdingen died aged 77.

2 June

Death of Jean Alphonse Bernard (Egypt) aged 91.

Death of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia. She was the mother of Prince Mish’al bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

4 June

Death of Princess Monika of Hannover née Countess zu Solms-Laubach at Laubach, Germany, aged 85.

Death of Princess Jawahir bint Abd al-Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

17 June

Death of Prince Maximilian von Croÿ at Rakovnik, Czechia, aged 82.

18 June

Burial of Princess Mudhawi bint Mish’al bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

5 July

Death of Archduchess Dorothea of Austria (Tuscany) née Princess of Bavaria, at St. Gilgen, Austria, aged 95.

Burial of Prince Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz bin Musa’id Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

7 July

Death of Prince Ahmad bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.

Death of Countess Anna Alexandra zu Solms-Wildenfels at Augsburg, Germany, aged 89.

9 July

Death of Princess Irina Bagration-Mukhransky née Countess Tchernychev-Bezobrazov at New York, USA, aged 88.

Death of Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles, CA, USA, aged 74/75.

12 July

Death of Count Theobald Czernin von Chudenitz (Lobkowicz) in Czechia, aged 79.

14 July

Death of Archduchess Jerrine of Austria née Soper in Commerce, Michigan, USA, aged 84. She used the name Jerrine Habsburg- Lothringen.

21 July

Burial of Countess Louisa zu Stolberg-Stolberg née von Pachmann at Silz, Austria. She died aged 91.

New! 22 July

Death of Princess Eleanor Kawananakoa née Lent (Hawaii) aged 70.

23 July

Death of Princess Ernestine von Auersperg-Breunner, aged 82.

26 July

Death of Sheikha Haya Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait, aged 56.

27 July

Death of Princess Misha’il bint Abd al-Muhsin bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

28 July

Death of Fürst Philipp Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich at Lich, Germany, aged 80.

Death of Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, 50th Ooni of Ife (Nigeria) at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, Great Britain, aged 85.

10 August

Death of Count Lukas zu Stolberg-Stolberg, aged 88.

12 August

Death of Freifrau Marie-Sophie von Doblhoff-Dier née Princess von Auersperg at Baden near Vienna, Austria, aged 92.

13 August

Death of Sheikh Isa bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa of Bahrain abroad, aged 76.

20 August

Death of Prince Armin zur Lippe in Detmold, Germany, aged 91.

22 August

Death of Panayottis Skinas (Parma) in Athens, Greece, aged 78.

29 August

Death of Princess Nuf bint Abd al-Aziz bin Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabia abroad.

5 September

Death of Duchess Donata von Oldenburg née Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen at hospital in Traunstein, Germany, aged 65.

15 September

Death of Countess Maria Susana Waldbott und Bassenheim née Castex Lainfor aged 89.

19 September

Death of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai (United Arab Emirates, aged 33. He had been Crown Prince of Dubai 2006-2008.

Death of Robert Zellinger de Balkany (Italy), aged 84.

21 September

Death of Tengku Raudzah Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, The Raja Puan Muda of Kedah (Malaysia) at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, aged 85.

23 September

Death of Duchess Alexandra von Croÿ née Miloradovich at hospital in Essen, Germany, aged 55.

29 September

Death of Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz von Preussen in Berlin, Germany, aged 76.

Death of Prince Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 83.

September (exact date unknown)

Death of Perizad Söylemezoglu (Turkey), aged 97.

2 October

Death of Count Franz zu Erbach-Erbach in Erbach, Germany, aged 90.

5 October

Death of The Duke of Calabria at the Finca La Toledana, Retuerta del Bullaque (Ciudad Real), Spain, aged 77.

9 October

Death of Princess Jean de Lobkowicz née Countess Pauline d’Ursel aged 89.

16 October

Death of Michael Naylor-Leyland (Hannover) aged 59.

27 October

Death of Enrico Gandolfi (France) in Laterina, Italy, aged 74.

4 November

Death of Tunku Hamidah Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Kedah (Malaysia), at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, aged 89/90.

Death of Catharina Countess von Orsini und Rosenberg née Countess Bielke aged 84.

7 November

Death of Sulaimon Adegboyega Alao Omiyale, The Balogun of Ibadanland (Niger), died at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Niger, aged 91.

11 November

Death of Elvira Zogu (Albania) aged 83.

13 November

Death of Elizabeth Silitch née Countess von Colloredo-Mannsfeld in Braxton County, West Virginia, USA, aged 78.

14 November

Death of Sheikh Isa bin Ali bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

16 November

Burial of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia, mother of Prince Nawwaf bin Faysal bin Saud of Saudi Arabia.

18 November

Death of Prince Cengiz Nazim Osmanoglu of Turkey at New Hanover Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, aged 75.

20 November

Death of Princess Millena von Leiningen née Manov at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, aged 53.

21 November

Death of Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Aryo, Prince Paku Alam IX of Pakualaman (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) aged 77.

22 November

Death of Prince Bandar bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

29 November

Death of Tunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, The Raja Muda of Kedah (Malaysia) at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, aged 86.

30 November

Death of Brajraj Kshatriya Birbar Champuti Singh Mohapatra, Maharaja of Tigiria (Orissa, India) aged 94/97.

2 December

Death of Fürst Georg von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg at Schloss Zeil, Germany, aged 87.

5 December

Death of Tunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Tunku Laksamana of Johor (Malaysia) at the royal ward of Sultanah Aminah, aged 25.

8 December

Death of Marie-Anne von Simson née Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck aged 82.

11 December

Death of Stephanie Christoforetti née Princess zu Windisch-Graetz aged 82.

13 December

Death of Princess Alienor Faye von und zu Liechtenstein in the USA aged 1 1/2. Turkish newspapers called her Alya Nur.

29 December

Burial of Prince Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Exact date unknown

Death of Amadea Sachs née Princess Reuss, aged 92. She likely died in the Summer or Autumn 2015.