Death of the Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

Johann-Friedrich Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen died at the Jagdschloss Friedrichsberg in Abtswind, Germany in the afternoon of Thursday 30 October 2014, aged 66. The hunting lodge of the family was the place where the Fürst spent his last weeks. He had been suffering of cancer for a long time. The Fürst was transported from Friedrichsberg to […]

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Duke Anton Günther von Oldenburg (1923-2014)

Duke Anton Günther von Oldenburg died on 20 September 2014 in Güldenstein, Germany. He was born in Lensahn, Germany on 16 January 1923 as son of Duke Nikolaus von Oldenburg and his first wife Princess Helene zu Waldeck und Pyrmont. He married at Kreuzwertheim, Germany, on 7 August 1951 Princess Ameli zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. They became […]

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Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1909-2004)

Princess Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Princess van Oranje-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg was born at 6:50 in the morning at Palace Noordeinde in The Hague on April 30, 1909. The little princess was named after her ancestor Countess Juliana zu Stolberg (1506-1580), mother of Prince Willem of Orange. Juliana was the only […]

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Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926-2002)

Claus Georg Wilhelm Otto Friedrich Gert von Amsberg was born in Dötzingen, Germany, on 6 September 1926 as only son and second child of Claus von Amsberg (1890-1953) and Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen (1902-1996). He had six sisters: Sigrid (1925), Rixa (1927), Margit (1930-1988), Barbara (1930), Theda (1939) and Christina (1945). He grew up […]

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Eva-Benita Fürstin zu Schaumburg-Lippe (1927-2013)

Photos and Copyright: Netty Leistra On Wednesday morning 8 May I heard the sad news that Eva-Benita Fürstin zu Schaumburg-Lippe née Freiin von Tiele-Winckler had died early that morning at the age of 85. She had been ill for some years already. Flags at Bückeburg Castle in Bückeburg are flying at half-mast. People are able […]

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