|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.
|34.2||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 it 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||2019||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
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.
|34.221211||Prince||Charles of Luxemburg||2020|
|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||Kathryn Mechie||1989|
|34.22133||Prince||Wenceslas François of Nassau||1990|
|34.22134||Prince||Carl-Johann Félix of Nassau||1992||Ivanna jamin||1994|
|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||2023||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||2021||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||2019|
|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 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||2019||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||2022||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 sites 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|