Sunday, February 25, 2024

Death of Duke Alexander Eugen of Württemberg (1933-2024)


HRH Duke Alexander Eugen Philipp Albrecht Ferdinand Maria Joseph Ivan Rilsky Johannes-Joseph vom Kreuz of Württemberg was the fourth of five children of HRH Duke Albrecht Eugen Maria Philipp Carl Joseph Fortunatus (1895-1954) and HRH Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria (1899-1958).

He died in Munich on February 18, 2024.  He was 90 years old.

Alexander never married.  He is survived by his younger sister, Duchess Sophie of Württemberg, and his nephew, Patrick, de La Lanne-Mirlees.   Patrick is the natural son of Alexander's older sister, Duchess Margarete, and Robin de La Lanne-Mirlees.

The Duke was 90 years old. He spent his childhood at Schloss Lindach and Schloss Altshausen.  He trained as an archivist at the State Archives in Stuttgart before studying history, art history, and archeology at Tübingen, Bonn, and Munich universities.  He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy.

During his long career, he worked in libraries, at the auction house, Christie's, the Bavarian National Museum, and the Bavarian Administration of State Palaces and Gardens.

Duke Alexander Eugen's areas of expertise included art history, jewelry, genealogy, heraldry, and orders. He also enjoyed music.

[Biographical information is from Das Haus Württemberg Ein Biographisches Lexikon:  Kohlhammer:1997]



princess said...

Thank you. As always, your posts are so informative and interesting. Good health to you and the kitties.

Andrea said...


Greetings to Harper and Fleur


1971 said...

Interesting to see that his nephew Patrick has established (or always had?) a relationship with his maternal family.