Deaths 2017

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Last modified: 8 December 2019

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2017.

1 January

Death of Aas Kaur (Kapurthala, India) in New Delhi, India, aged 83.

2 January

Death of Austin Prichard-Levy (Yugoslavia) at home in London, Great Britain, aged 63.

4 January

Death of Hubert Count zu Stolberg-Stolberg in München, Germany, aged 93.

5 January

Death of Count Josef Anton von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee aged 66.

6 January

Death of Osman Bayezid Osmanoglu, 44th head of the Ottoman royal family, in New York, USA, aged 92.

Death of Joaquín Bertrán Caralt (Hohenlohe-Langenburg) in Madrid, Spain, aged 88.

8 January

Death of Franziska Illing Orsini-Rosenberg (Orsini und Rosenberg) aged 86.

13 January

Death of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (Great Britain), aged 86.

14 January

Death of Prince Mohammed bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, son of King Faisal.

Death of Countess Victoria von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg née de Verdugo y Peña aged 80.

15 January

Death of The Kanwar Pratab Singh (Kapurthala, India), also known as Paul Sinclair, likely in Great Britain, aged 61.

16 January

Death of Princess Monica zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg née Countess Wolff Metternich zur Gracht at Strauweiler Castle, Odenthal, Germany, aged 97.

25 January

Death of Sheikh Faisal Al Abdullah Al Sabah of Kuwait in the Central Prison, Kuwait. He was executed after having been sentenced to death in October 2011 for murdering his nephew Sheikh Basil Salem Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah in June 2010.

26 January

Death of Karin von Grumme-Douglas (Bentheim und Steinfurt) in München, Germany, aged 87.

28 January

Death of Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum of Dubai in Dubai, UAE.

Death of Princess Janet Romanoff (Russia) née Schonwald in Cairo, Egypt, aged 84.

Death of Count Karl von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg aged 81.

29 January

Death of Prince Badr bin Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

1 February

Death of Princess Theodora von Auersperg née Princess zur Lippe-Weissenfeld, aged 92.

4 February

Death of Princess Norodom Tavek Norleak in Paris, France, aged 89.

9 February

Death of Beyzade Bülent Osman Bey (Turkey) at the Clinique Rochebrune, Garches, France, aged 85/87.

14 February

Death of Dom Henrique de Bragança, Infante of Portugal, Duke of Coimbra at the São José Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal, aged 67.

Burial of Prince Mansur bin Fahd bin Abd al-Muhsin bin Jalawi Al Saud of Saudi Arabiain Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

19 February

Death of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho of Tonga at Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand, aged 90.

20 February

Death of Count Ernst zu Solms-Laubach aged 78.

22 February

Death of Georg Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg (Leyen) in Haldenwang, aged 90.

26 February

Death of Princess al-Bandari bint Nasir bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

9 March

Death of Princess … of Saudi Arabia, mother of Prince Nawwaf bin Saud bin Abd al-Azis of Saudi Arabia.

13 March

Death of Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, 6th Fürst (Denmark) at Berleburg Castle, Bad Berleburg, Germany, aged 82.

15 March

Death of Prince Bao Thang of Vietnam in Paris, France, aged 72/73.

20 March

Death of Prince Bagrat Bagration-Mukhransky (Georgia) in Marbella, Spain, aged 68.

28 March

Death of Infanta Doña Alicia, Duchess of Calabria (Two Sicilies) née Princess de Bourbon de Parme in Madrid, Spain, aged 99.

29 March

Death of Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Sharqi, Deputy Ruler of Fujairah aged 79.

Death of Sheikh Saad Jaber Al-Athbi Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah of Kuwait aged 52.

31 March

Death of Sultan Syarif Abubakar bin Syarif Mahmud bin Sultan Syarif Muhammad Alkadrie, 8th Sultan of Pontianak at the RSDU Soedarso Pontianak Hospital, Indonesia, aged 73.

1 April

Death announced of Sheikha Sheikha bint Mohammad bin Issa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

3 April

Death of Kiritokia ete Tomairangi Adrianne Gail Paki aged 63. She was a sister of the Maori King.

10 April

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

11 April

Death of Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld (Sweden) aged 82.

12 April

Death of Jean-Claude Dualé (Napoléon) in Paris 15th, France, aged 80.

17 April

Death of Count Eberhard zu Stolberg-Wernigerode aged 85.

24 April

Death of Prince Nasser bin Sultan bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

30 April

Death of Archduke Joseph Arpád of Austria in Madrid, Spain, aged 84.

3 May

Death of Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 90.

7 May

Death of Prince Gholamreza Pahlavi (Iran) in Paris, France, aged 94.

23 May

Death of Prince Abdallah bin Faysal bin Turki of Saudi Arabia.

3 June

Death of Princess and Landgravine Oda-Mathilde von Hessen née von Garmissen died.

6 June

Death of Friedrich Karl 9th Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, aged 83.

13 June

Death of Jan von Haeften aged 85. He was apparently the partner of Tatiana Princess von Hessen née Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

14 June

Death of Marguerite Luce-Bailly de Chevigny née Duchess von Württemberg in Paris, France, aged 88.

15 June

Death of Sheikha Azza bint Majed bin Nasser Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE).

19 June

Death of Countess Elisabeth Hunyady née Countess von Neipperg aged 96.

20 June

Death of Alfons Count von Coreth zu Coredo und Starkenberg (Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn) in Salzburg, Austria, aged 87.

30 June

Death of Hanuwant Singh Malvinder Bahadur, the 9th titular Maharaja of Nadha at Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India, aged 68.

8 July

Death of Horst Dierkes (Waldeck und Pyrmont), aged 78.

9 July

Death of Friedrich August Duke von Oldenburg in Meran(o), Italy, aged 81.

10 July

Death of Countess Maria Immaculata zu Toerring-Jettenbach née Freiin Waldbott von Bassenheim, aged 95.

13 July

Death of Princess Barbara de Lobkowicz née Countess d’Ursel in Uccle, Belgium, aged 60.

Death of Prince Abdul Rahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia aged 86.

17 July

Death of Sahibzadi Saida Begum Sahiba of Hyderabad in Hyderabad, India, aged 67.

19 July

Death of Prince Charles de Croÿ in Uccle, Belgium, aged 66.

20 July

Death of Takenori Kaya (Japan) aged 74.

23 July

Death of Count Ludwig von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee, aged 82.

24 July

Death of Rajmata Mohinder Kaur (Patiala, India) at the New Moti Bagh Palace in Patiala, India, aged 94.

25 July

Death of Yousra Osmanoglu (Turkey) in hospital in Damascus, Syria, aged 91 (natural causes).

July (Exact date unknown)

Death of Prince Ehsan Ullah of Afghanistan in Switzerland, aged 90.

Death of Prince John Brooks Lobkowicz in Prague, Czechia, aged 60. He was married to Irena Knotková.

5 August

Death of Prince Albrecht von und zu Liechtenstein, Baron von Landskron at Paris, France, aged 77.

6 August

Death of Kanwar Vishwajit Prithvijit Singh (Kapurthala, India) in the Escorts Hospital, New Delhi, India.

8 August

Burial of Prince Salman bin Saad bin Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

16 August

Death of Prince Bandar bin Fahd bin Sa’d of Saudi Arabia.

2 September

Death of Raimund Adalbert Count zu Erbach-Fürstenau at Bad König, Germany, aged 66.

Discovery of the remains of Ali Raza (Oudh/Awadh, India) at the Malcha Mahal Palace, Delhi, India, aged 58.

11 September

Death of Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, The Sultan of Kedah, 5th and 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, aged 89.

Death of Christoph Pudelko (Lippe) in Bonn, Germany, aged 85.

13 September

Death of Countess Margerita Madeleine “Margret” von Schönborn née Gschwind, aged 80.

17 September

Death of Prince Johannes von Auersperg “John” in Vancouver, BC, Canada, aged 87.

21 September

Death of Friedrich-Karl Bunn (Ysenburg und Büdingen), aged 83.

23 September

Death of Princess Stephanie Margarita zu Leiningen in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, aged 58.

3 October

Death of The Raja Puan Besar Perak, Raja Nor Mahani Raja Shahar Shah (Perak, Malaysia) in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, aged 74.

4 October

Death of Comtesse Joachim de Pierre de Bernis Calvière (Croÿ), aged 99.

New! 13 October

Death of Countess Eleonore von Matuschka née Countess von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee in Bonn, Germany, aged 78.

31 October

Death of Sheikha Nora bint Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman (United Arab Emirates).

Death of Sergio de Figueroa y Tagle (Lippe-Weissenfeld), aged 94.

4 November

Death of Lila Kawananakoa (Hawaii) in Ajijíc, Mexico, aged 92.

5 November

Death of Princess Dona Isabel de Orleans e Bragança (Brazil) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aged 73.

Death of Prince Mansour bin Muqrin of Saudi Arabia in a helicopter crash in the Asir Province, Saudi Arabia, aged 43.

8 November

Death of Eva von Foglar-Deinhardstein (Schönburg-Hartenstein) aged 88.

26 November

Death of Princess Julia Yi of Korea née Mullock in Hawaii, USA, aged 89.

5 December

Death of King Mihai I of Romania in Aubonne, Switzerland, aged 96.

11 December

Death of Princess Ursula Helene zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen-Bissel in Erlangen, Germany, aged 79.

23 December

Death of Munenori Kaya (Japan) aged 82.

25 December

Death of Princess Helene of Bavaria née Countess von Khevenhüller-Metsch in Bad Hindelang, Germany, aged 96.

Death of Prince Philip Lobkowicz in the USA, aged 56.

26 December

Death of Count Ferdinand von Colloredo-Mansfeld in the USA, aged 78.

31 December

Death of François, Count of Clermont (France) in Nantes, France, aged 56.

December (exact date unknown)

Death of Princess Al Anood bint Meta’ab bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. Condolences on 22 December.

Exact date unknown

Death of Archduchess Claudia of Austria (Tuscany), aged 87.

Death of Countess Jutta von Platen-Hallermund née Hahn aged 91.