Deaths 2016

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Last modified: 7 July 2019

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2016.

1 January

Death of Princess Maria zu Salm-Salm née Freiin von Boeselager aged 92.

7 January

Death of Princess Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran in Monte Carlo, Monaco, aged 96.

10 January

Death of Melita Zogu (Albania) aged 81.

15 January

Death of Tunku Alif Hussein Saifuddin Al-Amin (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) at the Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, aged 31.

18 January

Death of Georges Hervet (Arenberg) in Paris, France, aged 91.

21 January

Death of Caroline van Steenderen née Countess zu Solms-Baruth, likely at Great Britain, aged 86.

22 January

Death of Count Alexander zu Solms-Laubach aged 81.

26 January

Death of Fürstin Eilika zu Leiningen née Duchess von Oldenburg in Amorbach, Germany, aged 87.

January (exact date unknown)

Death of Tomás Ortiz Valero (Georgia).

3 February

Burial of name unknown, wife of Prince Mamduh bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

5 February

Death of Princess Claudia von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha in Switzerland, aged 66.

17 February

Death of Eleonore van de Roemer (Erbach-Fürstenau) in Michelstadt, Germany, aged 88.

23 February

Death of Princess Primrose von Croÿ, likely in Great Britain, aged 87.

29 February

Death of Princess Lulwa bint Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

2 March

Death of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern in München, Germany, aged 83.

15 March

Death of Prince Mfanasibili of Swaziland at Coates Valley, Manzini, Swaziland, aged 77.

17 March

Death of Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia abroad, aged 90.

29 March

Death of Duchess Ameli von Oldenburg née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, in Eutin, Germany, aged 93.

30 March

Death of Countess Sophie Matuschka née Countess von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg in München, Germany, aged 77.

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Death of Yvon Hans (Looz Corswarem), aged 76.

6 April

Death of Klaus Wondratschek (Schönborn), aged 77.

10 April

Death of Matthias Matz Count von Spiegelfeld (Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee) in Düsseldorf, Germany, aged 55.

Death of Princess Misha’il bint Faysal bin Turki of Saudi Arabia.

11 April

Death of Princess Sarah bint Saud al-Kabir (Saudi Arabia).

16 April

Death of Chevalier Jack de Spirlet (Stolberg-Stolberg) died in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium, aged 86.

April (exact date unknown)

Death of Prince Falahuddin Abbasi (Bahawalpur, Pakistan), in London, Great Britain, aged 67. His death was reported on 10 April 2016.

2 May

Death of Victoria Prinzessin zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst née Countess von Lüttichau, aged 89.

7 May

Death of Fürstin Antonie Colloredo Mansfeld, widowed von Glasenapp, née Raumer, aged 93.

9 May

Death of Fürst Albrecht zu Castell-Castell, aged 90.

Death of Princess Sama bint Saud bin Faysal of Saudi Arabia.

11 May

Death of Prince Luitpold von und zu Liechtenstein in Judenburg, Austria, aged 76.

12 May

Death of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia in Paris, France, aged 91.

16 May

Death of Count George von Enzenberg zum Freyen- und Jöchlsthurn (Esterházy) in Misurina, Italy, aged 89.

30 May

Death of Count Jost Heinrich zu Solms-Rödelheim und Assenheim in Murnau, Germany, aged 87.

7 June

Death of Princess Lulua bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

13 June

Death of Princess Al-Jawharah bint Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

18 June

Death of Princess Saadia Ahmedzai of Kalat in Cardiff, Great Britain.

Death of Leandro de Borbón Ruiz in Madrid, Spain, aged 87. He was the illegitimate son of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Carmen Ruiz Moragas.

19 June

Death of Princess Hassah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia abroad.

1 July

Death of Prince Badr bin Muhammad bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.

3 July

Burial of Prince Mansour bin Faisal bin Saud bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

4 July

Death of Rajmata Umadevi Raje Wadiyar of Soundekar at the private KLES Hospital, Belagavi/Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

9 July

Death of Princess Simoli Khumalo (Ndebele, Zimbabwe), at Mpilo Central Hospital, Zimbabwe, aged 87.

14 July

Death of Countess Jutta von Harrach née Countess vom Hagen, aged 92.

17 July

Death of Princess Hissa bint Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.

18 July

Death of Clara Nuvoletti née Agnelli, formerly Princess zu Fürstenberg, at the Ospedale dell’Angelo, Mestre, Venice, Italy, aged 96.

24 July

Death of Princess Noorah bint Musaed bin Abdulrahman of Saudi Arabia.

28 July

Death of Princess Karin zu Leiningen née Goß aged 74.

Burial of Prince Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Faisal Al-Saud Al-Farhan of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

1 August

Death of Queen Anne of Romania née Princess de Bourbon de Parme in Morges, Switzerland, aged 92.

4 August

Death of Sybilla Fúrstin von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg, aged 85.

7 August

Death of Sheikha Alya bint Kayed Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah.

10 August

Death of Queen Nolitha Dalindyebo of AbaThembu (South Africa) in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

14 August

Death of Charles-Louis de Cossé Brissac (Lobkowicz) aged 85.

19 August

Death of Prince Marco zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 19th Duke of Medinaceli at the Hospital Virgen de los Reyes in Sevilla, Spain, aged 54.

26 August

Death of Princess .. of Saudi Arabia in Saudi Arabia. She was the mother of Prince Abdulaziz bin Nahar bin Abdallah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

7 September

Death of Prince Jimmy Mugenyi (Toro, Uganda) in Buziga, Kampala, Uganda, aged 69.

10 September

Death of Prince Udo zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg at Heidelberg, Germany, aged 59.

20 September

Death of Princess Nouf bint Badr bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

21 September

Death of Hubertus Freiherr von Landenberg (Neipperg) aged 94.

26 September

Death of Princess Thamara Bagration de Moukhrani (Georgia) in Genève, Switzerland, aged 66.

September (exact date unknown)

Death of Princess Franziska zu Fürstenberg née Preuschl von Haldenburg, previously Meinl, aged 56.

1 October

Death of Eliane Princess von Auersperg née du Chastel de la Howarderie, aged 89.

4 October

Death of Prince Hso Khan Pha of Burma at Innisfail, Alberta, Canada, aged 78.

13 October

Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand at the Sririraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, aged 89.

14 October

Death of Princess Brigitta of Prussia née Dallwitz-Wegner. She committed suicide at home aged 77. Her death was reported on 10 November 2016.

16 October

Death of King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa of Rwanda in the Oakton, Virginia, USA, aged 80.

17 October

Death by execution of Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer (Saudi Arabia) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received the death penalty for murder.

20 October

Death of Count Alexandre de Lalaing (Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg) in Tullnerbach, Austria, aged 44.

23 October

Death of Grandfather Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar aged 84.

26 October

Death of Countess Elisabeth Marguérite Carola van Rechteren Limpurg, Vrouwe van Rechteren, de Leemcule en Verborg, aged 78.

27 October

Death of Prince Mikasa (Japan) at the St Luke’s International Hospital, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Japan, aged 100.

1 November

Death of Prince Otto-Victor zu Bentheim und Steinfurt in Münster, Germany, aged 76.

3 November

Death of Princess Antoinette zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, aged 91.

7 November 2016

Funeral prayers of the mother of Prince Faysal bin Talal bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

12 November 2016

Funeral prayers for Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

13 November 2016

Funeral prayers for Prince Salman bin Fawwaz bin Saud of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

14 November 2016

Death of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, 13th Asantehemaa of the Ashanti Kingdom (Ghana), aged 109/111.

18 November 2016

Death of Duke Peter von Oldenburg, aged 90 in a clinic in Neustadt (in Holstein), Germany.

25 November 2016

Death of Sheikh Sabah Mubarak Al-Nasser Al-Sabah of Kuwait, aged 58.

November 2016 (exact date unknown)

Death of Otar Bagrationi (Georgia), aged 43. Oto died late November.

2 December (?)

Death of Odeefuo Boa Amponsem III, The Paramount Chief of the Denkyira Traditional Area (Ghana), aged 84/94.

4 December

Death of Prince Nicolai zu Schaumburg-Lippe, aged 27.

10 December

Death of Thomas Beverly Birch (Anhalt) at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, California, USA, aged 89.

Death of Regina Abigail Mary Wahiikaahuula Keopuolani Kawnanakoa (Hawaii) at home in East Oahu, Hawaii, USA, aged 69.

11 December

Death of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

12 December

Death of Princess Emmanuela de Croÿ et de Solre, aged 84.

14 December

Death of Countess Eva von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg née Dolp, aged 75.

16 December

Death of Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, last King of Mustang (Nepal) at hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, aged 85.

24 December

Death of Prince Badr bin Salman bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

29 December

Death of Princess Dulayil bint Abdallah bin Muhammad of Saudi Arabia.

31 December

Death of Prince Dimitri Romanovich Romanoff (Russia) in Denmark, aged 90.

December (exact date unknown)

Death of Princess of Saudi Arabia. Death announced on 24 December 2016. She was the mother of Princess Nuf bint Musa’id bin Saud, so she might not have been a Princess of Saudi Arabia by birth.

Exact date unknown

Death of Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, 38th Oba of Benin in Benin aged 92. His death was officially announced on 29 April 2016, but traditionally a death is only announced 30 days or more after someone’s transition.