Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Prince Gaetan dead at 52

March 10, 1958

Prince Gaetan of Bourbon-Parma died yesterday in a hospital in Cannes. He was 52 years old. A resident of Luxembourg, the prince was a younger brother of the former Empress Zita of Austria. In 1931, Gaetan married Princess Margarete of Thurn und Taxis. The marriage ended in divorce in 1950. They had one daughter, Diane.
He "was wounded six times" while serving with Franco's in the Spanish civil war. He fled Europe in 1941 for the United States, where he was drafted into the United States Army two years later, the AP reported.

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