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REFERENCE TITLE NAME BORN DIED   TITLE NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
34 Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxemburg 1817 1905 Grand Duchess Elizabeth of Russia 1826 1845 See 4.J2 - Adolphe was previously Duke Adolf of Nassau. In accordance with the stipulations of the Family Pact of the House of Nassau dated 30 June 1783 he became Grand Duke of Luxemburg on 23 November 1890 having previously lost his throne of Nassau on 20 September 1866 when it was annexed to Prussia. The Duchy of Luxemburg up until 1890 was ruled by the King of the Netherlands but being subject to Salic Laws it was separated from Netherlands on the death of King Wilhelm III without males heirs.
Adolf and Elizabeth were married on 31 January 1844 and Elizabeth died less than a year after on 28 January 1845 just one day after the birth of a still-born daughter.
A very brief newspaper report (page 6) on the death of Elizabeth.
Adolf was grief-stricken by his wife's death and with the permission of Elizabeth's uncle, Emperor Nicholas I of all the Russias he used the dowry of his late wife to build an Orthodox church and tomb in Wiesbaden, Germany which would be the final resting place for his wife and still-born daughter. The church is named after Elizabeth - "Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Elizabeth"
34 Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxemburg 1817 1905 Princess Adelheid of Anhalt-Dessau 1833 1916 See 45.4121 - Adolphe was previously Duke Adolf of Nassau and became Grand Duke of Luxemburg on 23 November 1890 having previously lost his throne of Nassau on 20 September 1866 when it was annexed to Prussia. The Duchy of Luxemburg up until 1890 was ruled by the King of the Netherlands but being subject to Salic Laws it was separated from Netherlands on the death of King Wilhelm III without males heirs.
A brief report on the death of Grand Duke Adolphe. He died at his castle in Hohenburg on 17 November 1905, the castle had previously been in the ownership of Prince Carl of Leiningen.
34.1   Daughter 1845 1845          
34.2 Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxemburg 1852 1912 Infanta Maria Anna do Carmo of Portugal 1861 1942 See 12.76 - Guillaume promulgated a new family statute in 1907, under which his eldest daughter, Princess Marie-Adélaïde, was declared heiress to the throne. On 16 April 1907, the Chamber of Deputies approved the new Family Statute established by William IV, which obtained force of Law on 10 July 1907. This change being necessitated as Guillaume IV had six daughters and no sons.
An interesting article on the possible succession candidates to the throne of Luxemburg which was published after the death of Guillaume IV but referred to him as if still alive. There are some factually inaccurate genealogy statements in the article but is shouldn't distract too much.
It was reported in 1891 that Guillaume (Hereditary Grand Duke at that time) was engaged to Princess Victoria, second daughter of King Edward VII.
Grand Duke Guillaume IV suffered serious health problems in the latter years of his life his wife Maria Anna by Grand-Ducal decree dated 19 March 19, 1908 was appointed as Regent.
A brief report on the death of Grand Duchess Maria Anna.
A brief report on the death of Grand Duke Guillaume IV
34.21 Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide of Luxemburg 1894 1924         Grand Duchess Marie abdicated on 9 January 1919 due to hostilities within Luxemburg against her reign. She left Luxemburg and entered the Carmelite Order convent in Modena in Italy and was succeeded by her sister Charlotte.
An interesting The New York Times article on the succession of Marie Adelaide to the throne of Luxemburg.
And how a revolution against Marie Adelaide came to nothing.
Perhaps it was a dinner that cost Grand Duchess Marie her throne ?
A brief report on the death of ex- Grand Duchess Marie (the report is in the end column on page 23), she died at the famly castle in Hohenburg.
34.22 Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg 1896 1985 Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma 1893 1970 See 38.R - Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated on 12 November 1964 after a 45 year reign and was succeeded by her son Jean.
A very brief report on the wedding of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix.
A report on the death of Grand Duchess Charlotte
34.221 Grand Duke Jean of Luxemburg 1921   Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium 1927 2005 See 14.3511 - Grand Duke Jean abdicated on 7 October 2000 and was succeeded by his son Henri.
A report on the wedding of Prince (later Grand Duke) Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte.
Also another report on the wedding.
34.2211 Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxemburg 1954   Archduke Karl Christian of Austria 1954   See 19.J32153.
A large article in a Woman's' Weekly magazine on the intended and unbelievable engagement of Princess Marie-Astrid to Prince Charles
34.2212 Grand Duke Henri of Luxemburg 1955     Maria Teresa Mestre 1956   Henri succeeded his father Jean as Grand Duke when the latter abdicated on 7 October 2000
34.22121 Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxemburg 1981   Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy 1984   Stéphanie de Lannoy's paternal grandmother was Princess Béatrice de Ligne (1898-1982) who was an aunt to Prince Antoine of Ligne (13th Prince of Ligne) (1925-2005).
Stéphanie is a second cousin once removed to Countess Jacqueline "Minthia" de Lannoy. Stéphanie's great-grandfather Count Philippe de Lannoy ( 1866-1937) and Jacqueline's grandfather Count Maurice de Lannoy (1884-1942) were brothers.
34.22122 Prince Félix of Luxemburg 1984     Claire Margareta Lademacher 1985    
34.221221 Princess Amalia Gabriela of Luxembourg 2014            
34.221222 Prince Liam of Luxembourg 2016            
34.22123 Prince Louis of Luxemburg 1986     Tessy Antony 1985   Tessy was granted the title of Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Bourbon Parma on June 23, 2009, the day of National Day by her father-in-law Grand Duke Henri. This being about three years after her marriage to Prince Louis.
34.221231 Prince Gabriel de Nassau 2006            
34.221232 Prince Noah de Nassau 2007            
34.22124 Princess Alexandra of Luxemburg 1991            
34.22125 Prince Sébastien of Luxemburg 1992            
34.2213 Prince Jean of Luxemburg 1957     Hélène Vestur 1958   Prince Jean renounced his rights to the Throne on 26 September 1986 and assumed the name Jean Nassau.
Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha are twins.
By Grand Ducal decree on 27 November 2004 the children of Prince Jean were authorised to carry the title Royal Highness, Prince/Princess of Nassau. The Royal decree did not extend to Hélène Vestur.
34.2213 Prince Jean of Luxemburg 1957     Diane de Guerre 1962    
34.22131 Princess Marie-Gabrielle Cécile of Nassau 1986     Antonius Willms 1988    
34.22132 Prince Constantin Jean of Nassau 1988            
34.22133 Prince Wenceslas François of Nassau 1990            
34.22134 Prince Carl-Johann Félix of Nassau 1992            
34.2214 Princess Margaretha of Luxemburg 1957   Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein 1947   See 41.313 - Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha are twins.
34.2215 Prince Guillaume of Luxemburg 1963     Sibilla Weiller 1968   See 10.73342
34.22151 - QVD Prince Paul-Louis of Nassau 1998            
34.22152 - QVD Prince Léopold of Nassau 2000           Prince Léopold and Princess Charlotte are twins
34.22153 - QVD Princess Charlotte of Nassau 2000           Prince Léopold and Princess Charlotte are twins
34.22154 - QVD Prince Jean André of Nassau 2004            
34.222 Princess Elisabeth of Luxemburg 1922 2011 Duke Franz von Hohenberg (Austria) 1927 1977 See 19.J3121
34.223 Princess Marie Adelaide of Luxemburg 1924 2007 Count Carl Josef Henckel von Donnersmarck 1928 2008  
34.2231 Count Andreas Henckel von Donnersmarck 1959   Princess Johanna Sophie von Hohenberg (Austria) 1966   See 19.J31233
34.2232 Count Felix Henckel von Donnersmarck 1960 2007   Nina Stölzel 1971   Lmited details regarding the wife of Felix Henckel von Donnersmarck.
The only information to date is that contained in a posting on Nobiliana Forums Board on 02 November 2007 : reporting on the death of Felix Henckel
34.2233 Count Heinrich Henckel von Donnersmarck 1961     Anna-Maria Merckens 1969    
34.2234 Countess Maria Charlotte von Donnersmarck 1965   Count Christoph von Meran 1963   Count Christoph is a direct descendant via his father of Archduke Johann Baptist of Austria (1782-1859) (ninth son of Roman Emperor Leopold II) and his morganatic wife Anna Maria Plochl (1804-1885) (created Countess von Meran) . The descendants of Johann and his wife Anna Maria bear the title Count/Countess von Meran.
34.224 Princess Marie Gabrielle of Luxemburg 1925   Count Knud von Holstein-Ledreborg 1919 2001 Knud is a brother of Countess Birgitte von Holstein-Ledreborg An interesting family tree for the Counts von Holstein-Ledreborg can be found here
34.2241 Countess Monica von Holstein-Ledreborg 1952     Henrik de Dompierre de Jonquières 1950    
34.2242 Countess Lydia von Holstein-Ledreborg 1955   Prince Eric of Bourbon-Parma 1953   See 38.S32
34.2242 Countess Lydia von Holstein-Ledreborg 1955     Martin Bergsøe 1948    
34.2243 Countess Veronica Birgitte von Holstein-Ledreborg 1956     François Bruno de Pottère 1949    
34.2244 Countess Silvia Charlotte von Holstein-Ledreborg 1958     John Munro of Foulis 1959   Silvia is the present owner of Ledreborg Palace which was built in 1740-1745 by Count Johan Ludwig Holstein, the head of the Danish chancellery during the reign of King Christian VI of Denmark.
It threw me somewhat when I encountered the name Munro of Foulis which I later found out is from the Clan Munro
John Munro of Foulis is the son of Capt. Patrick Munro (died 1995) and brother of Hector William Munro the present Chief of the Clan Munro.
34.2245 Countess Camilla Josephine von Holstein-Ledreborg 1959 2010 Baron Eric Rudolf Bertouch-Lehn til Højbygaard and Lungholm 1956    
34.2246 Countess Tatiana Alix von Holstein-Ledreborg 1961     Mark Henry von Riedemann 1964   See 23.1123543
34.2247 Countess Antonia Charlotte von Holstein-Ledreborg 1962            
34.225 Prince Charles of Luxemburg 1927 1977   Joan Douglas Dillon 1935   Marriage Registration of Prince Charles and Joan Dillon
Joan Dillon was firstly marred to James Brady Moseley (divorced 1955), then secondly to Prince Charles and thirdly to Philippe François (1922-2011) 8th Duc de Mouchy.
Philippe François's son (from his first wife Diane de Castellane) is Alexis de Noailles who is married to Princess Diane Marie of Orleans.
34.2251 Princess Charlotte of Luxemburg 1967     Mark Victor Cunningham 1965   Birth Registration of Mark Victor Cunningham (there is a possible transcription error for the initial of Victor which is shown as Y rather than V)
34.2252 Prince Robert of Luxemburg 1968     Julie Elizabeth Houston Ongaro 1966   By Grand Ducal decree on 27 November 2004 Julie Ongaro was authorised to carry the title Royal Highness, Princess of Nassau, the children of Prince Robert were also accorded the title of Royal Highness Prince/Princess of Nassau
34.22521 Princess Charlotte de Nassau 1995            
34.22522 Prince Alexander de Nassau 1997            
34.22523 Prince Frederik Henry de Nassau 2002            
34.226 Princess Alix of Luxemburg 1929   Prince Antoine of Ligne (13th Prince of Ligne) 1925 2005 Some sources show Antoine as the 14th Prince of Ligne rather than the correct 13th Prince de Ligne. This is a common error on some royal genealogy Internet sites and also the Almanach de Gotha (2000) page 248 et al.
Antoine was a brother of Princess Yolande of Ligne who is married to Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria.
The wedding of Alix and Antoine in August 1950 was possible the biggest in mainland Europe since the second World War?
34.2261 Prince Michael of Ligne (14th Prince of Ligne) 1951   Princess Eleonora "Leonor" Maria of Orleans-Bragança 1953   See 12.472218
34.22611 Princess Alix Marie of Ligne 1984   Count Guillaume de Dampierre 1985    
34.22612 Prince Henri Antoine of Ligne 1989            
34.2262 Prince Wauthier of Ligne 1952   Countess Regine de Renesse 1955    
34.2263 Princess Anne-Marie of Ligne 1954     Olivier Mortgat 1956   A short report and photograph Anne-Marie of Ligne and her mother Princess Alix of Luxemburg a few days after the birth of Anne-Marie
34.2263 Princess Anne-Marie of Ligne 1954     Charles de Fabribeckers de Cortils et Grâce 1939    
34.2264 Princess Christine of Ligne 1955   Prince Antônio João of Orleans-Bragança 1950   See 12.472217
34.2265 Princess Sophie Léontine of Ligne 1957   Count Philippe de Nicolay 1955    
34.2266 Prince Antoine Lamoral of Ligne 1959   Countess Jacqueline Léonore Léopoldine "Minthia" de Lannoy 1966   Jacqueline is a second cousin once removed to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. Stéphanie's great-grandfather Count Philippe de Lannoy ( 1866-1937) and Jacqueline's grandfather Count Maurice de Lannoy (1884-1942) were brothers.
34.2267 Princess Yolande Marie of Ligne 1964     Hugo Townsend 1945   Hugo is the son of Group Captain Peter Townsend one time fiancé of Princess Margaret of Great Britain etc
Birth Registration of Hugo (it is interesting to note the entry shows his first names as: George H.P. whereas internet genealogy site tend to show his name as Hugo George Peter)
34.23 Princess Hilda of Luxemburg 1897 1979 Prince Adolf of Schwarzenberg (10th Prince of Schwarzenberg) 1890 1950 Adolf was succeeded as Prince of Schwarzenberg by his first cousin Joseph (1900-1979)
34.24 Princess Antonia of Luxemburg 1899 1954 Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria 1869 1955 See 18.1511 - Princess Antonia along with her children were arrested by the Nazi's in July 1944. Her children were liberated near Reutte in the Austrian Tyrol in 1945 and she herself was found in a hospital near Buchenwald. Princess Antonia having never recovered mentally or physically from the ill treatment she received.
The betrothal of Antonia and Rupprecht was the cause of some intrigue .
34.25 Princess Elisabeth of Luxemburg 1901 1950 Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis 1901 1933 See 24.46344
34.26 Princess Sophia of Luxemburg 1902 1941 Prince Ernest Heinrich of Saxony 1896 1971 See 26.66543
34.3 Prince Friedrich of Nassau 1854 1855          
34.4 Princess Marie of Nassau 1857 1857          
34.5 Prince Franz of Nassau 1859 1875          
34.6 Princess Hilda of Luxemburg 1864 1952 Grand Duke Friedrich II of Baden 1857 1928 See 32.541 - Grand Duke Friedrich abdicated his throne on 22 November 1918

Note: On 21 September 1995 it was announced that children of the Grand Duke and children of the Heir Apparent would be titled Prince or Princess of Luxemburg. Children of subsequent generations would be titled Prince or Princess of Nassau, whilst children of unapproved marriages would be titled Count or Countess of Nassau

Note - QVD against a reference number indicates the first named individual is a descendant of Queen Victoria.

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