Baroness Rosa Sophie von und zu Guttenberg, née Princess and Duchess von Arenberg, passed away on 17 November 2012, aged 89.
She was born on 23 December 1922 at Pesch (Germany), the eldest of the two daughters of Prince and Duke Robert Prosper von Arenberg and of his wife, née Princess Gabrielle von Wrede. Her younger sister was Anna-Eugenie, who in 1952 married to Archduke Felix of Austria (while a maternal cousin of them, Princess Anna-Gabriele von Wrede, married to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, Felix's youngest brother).
In 1943 she married to Baron Karl Theodor von und zu Guttenberg (1921-1972), who later became a noted CSU politician. They became parents of five children: Elisabeth (Countess Franz Ludwig von Stauffenberg), Georg-Enoch (a conductor and owner of the winery estate Reichsrat von Buhl), Michaela (Baroness Johannes Heereman von Zuydtwyck), Benedikta (who died a few weeks after her birth) and Praxedis (Baroness Albrecht von Boeselager).
Her husband died of ASL in 1972.
She is survived by four of her children, her children-in-law, 19 grandchildren (among whom is Baron Karl Theodor von und zu Guttenberg, a German CSU politician and former federal government minister) and 20 great-grandchildren.
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