Friday, July 13, 2012

Princely death: Dowager Princess of Windsich-Graetz

July 13, 1962

The Dowager Princess of Windisch-Graetz died yesterday at her home at her home in Trieste, Italy, reports the Associated Press.  She was 94 years old.

The former Princess Christine of Auersperg was born on February 26, 1866 at Vienna. She married Hugo, Prince of Windisch-Graetz, on May 16, 1885.

The Prince and Princess were members of the Imperial Court at Vienna during the final years of the Austro-Hungarian empire.  The princess was "particularly close" to Empress Elisabeth, the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

The Princess gave birth to eleven children.

Prince Hugo died in 1920, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Hugo, married Princess Leontine of Fürstenberg.  He died in 1956, and was succeeded by their second son, Maximilian, who is married to Maria Luisa Serra di Gerace.


John said...

Any relation to Princess Michael of Kent's family on her mother's side?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

sure, as MC has Auersperg and Windisch Graetz in her family tree

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