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MAfan 12-19-2011 05:32 PM

Noble Deaths Announcements 2012
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MAfan 12-19-2011 05:33 PM


09 January: Theodor Kiendl (husband of Princess Elisabeth Poniatowski), aged 89.

10 January: Henri-Evrard, Marquis de Dreux-Bréze, aged 87.

11 January: Count Jean Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau, aged 54.

17 January: David William Egerton (of the Dukes of Sutherland), aged 81.

26 January: Marquess and Count Don Piero Piromallo Capece Piscicelli di Montebello, Duke of Capracotta, Marquess and Baron of Montebello, aged 85.

Countess Isabella-Gabriela von und zu Arco-Zinnebrg, Mrs. Alexandre Stefanovich, aged 38.


12 February: Victor-François, 8th Duke of Broglie, aged 62.

12 February: Baroness Marie-Adelaide von Seebach, née Baroness von Brandis, aged 97.

12 February: Baroness Gratia Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, aged 99.

16 February: Count Alvise Loredan, Patrician of Venice, aged 86.

17 February: Robert Carr, Baron Carr of Hadley, aged 95.

18 February: Viscount Adolphe de Spoelberch, aged 88.

22 February: Count Jacques d'Oultremont, aged 92.

MAfan 12-19-2011 05:33 PM


07 March: Doña Ana de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, Countess of Ofalia and Marchiones of Navahermosa (of the Dukes of Medinaceli), aged 71.

10 March: Don Edoardo (of the Marquesses) Ferrero de Gubernatis Ventimiglia, aged 75.

13 March: Orietta Guaita, née Donna Orietta Alliata of the Princes of Villafranca and Dukes of Pietratagliata, aged 91.

15 March: Countess Donna Sarolta Lucchesi-Palli, née Countess Teleki von Szék, aged 88

20 March: Ridder Yves de Ghellinck d'Elseghem Vaernewyck, aged 77.

Countess Donna Giuseppina Emo Capodilista, née Pignatelli della Leonessa of the Princes of Monteroduni, aged 102.


04 April: Odette de Voyer de Paulmy d'Argenson, Marchioness d'Argenson, née Princess Odette de Polignac, aged 95.

19 April: Leopold de Rothschild, aged 84.

24 April: Ysabel, Marchioness de Ravenel, née Princess de Faucigny-Lucinge, aged 86.

27 April: Dorothea Schmidtmayer, née Countess Dorothea von Thun und Hohenstein, aged 88.

27 April: Don Ferdinando Del Drago Marescotti, Prince of Parrano, Marquess of Riofreddo, aged 84.

MAfan 12-19-2011 05:34 PM


08 May: Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, aged 88.

09 May: Costanza Cantatore, née Donna Costanza Pignatelli of the Dukes of Montecalvo, aged 94.

10 May: Donna Cinzia of the Princes Aldobrandini, aged 43.

14 May: Countess Leopold de Lannoy, née HSH Princess Florence de Croÿ-Solre, aged 84.

15 May: John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl, aged 83.

15 May: Countess Elisabeth von Platen Hallermund, aged 13 days.

18 May: Donna Caterina Tuccimei, née Nasalli Rocca of the Counts of Corneliano, aged 61.

21 May: Donna Beatrice Malvezzi Campeggi, Marchioness of Dozza, Countess of Selva, née Donna Beatrice of the Marquesses Sacchetti, aged 91.

21 May: Count Claude de Marchant ed d'Ansembourg, aged 80.

22 May: Don Gerardo Capece Minutolo, of the Dukes of San Valentino, 4th Marquess of Bugnano, aged 88.

Mrs. Raymond Guest, née Princess Caroline Murat, aged 88.

MAfan 12-19-2011 05:34 PM


18 June: Countess Guillebert de Lannoy, née Countess Anne de Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde, aged 74.

18 June: Pier Francesco Calvi, Count of Bergolo, aged 78.

20 June: Alexander "Alistair" Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 9th Marquess of Londonderry, aged 74.

20 June: Donna Teresa Carignani, of the Dukes of Novoli, neé of the Counts Galanti, aged 90.

21 June: Count Olivier d'Harcourt, aged 52.

23 June: (Count) Robin Milne Stuart le Prince de la Lanne-Mirrlees, Baron of Inchdrewer, aged 87.

24 June: Jacques Taddei (husband of Princess Anne-Louise de Broglie), aged 66.

30 June: Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun, aged 69.


04 July: Rosamond, Countess of Cardigan, née Winkley, aged 63.

04 July: Giovanni Andriani (husband of Donna Flaminia of the Princes Borghese), aged 83.

05 July: Birgitta Fouché, Countess of Otranto, née Tham, aged 96.

14 July: Nada, Duchess of Caraman, née Macklin, aged 94.

16 July: Jose Luis Hernandez y Eraso (husband of Doña Alicia Moreno y de Borbon, herself daughter of Don Inigo Moreno y de Arteaga, Marquess of Laserna, and of his wife née Princess Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies), aged 61/63.

17 July: Fürstin Helene Kinsky von Wchnitz und Tettau, née Countess Hutten-Czapska, aged 70.

20 July: Jumara Zeloni, née Princess Boncompagni-Ludovisi, aged 93.

26 July: Don Francesco Moncada, Prince of Paternò and Duke of San Giovanni, aged 86.

28 July: Peter Evans-Freke, 11th Baron Carbery, aged 92.

MAfan 12-19-2011 05:34 PM


08 August: Prince and Marquess Don Gianfranco Gonzaga, of the Lords of Vescovado, aged 83.

12 August: Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, aged 81.

17 August: Princess Helena Radziwill, née Jerome, aged 85.

25 August: Baroness Michel d'Anethan, née Cécile de Potesta de Waleffe, aged 77.

26 August: Countess Philippe de Lannoy, née Alix della Faille de Leverghem, aged 70.


05 September: Count Didier d'Ursel, aged 81.

07 September: Nicole, Duchess of Bedford, née Schneider, aged 92.

17 September: Donna Arabella of the Dukes Salviati, aged 90.

18 September: Count Guy d'Ursel, aged 83.

19 September: The Dowager Duchess of Nortumberland, née Lady Elizabeth Montagu-Douglas-Scott, aged 90.

19 September: Countess Marguerite Kottulinsky, née Princess von Rohan, aged 89.

20 September: Princess Elisabeth of Urach, aged 59.

30 September: Mary Freeman-Grenville, 12th Lady Kinloss, aged 90.

30 September: The Dowager Countess of Denbigh, née Caroline Judith Vivienne Cooke, aged 75.

MAfan 12-19-2011 05:35 PM


04 October: Don Guido d'Aquino of the Princes of Caramanico, aged 81.

05 October: Countess Elisabeth Ceschi a Santa Croce, née Freiin Wenzel von Sternbach, aged 89.

08 October: Countess Elisabeth von Stillfried und Rattonitz, née Countess zu Stolberg-Wernigerode, aged 89.

10 October: Count Hubert von Schlitz gen. von Görtz, aged 65.

11 October: Count Michael von Kageneck, aged 70.

20 October: Count Johannes von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg, aged 83.

24 October: Sir Richard David Christopher Brooke, 11th Baronet, aged 74.

31 October: Count Gérard de La Rochefoucauld, aged 84.


02 November: Prince Régis de Broglie, aged 82.

02 November: Countess Henri de Galard Terraube, née Princesse Thérèse de Broglie, aged 83.

10 November: Bettina Looram, née Baroness von Rotschild, aged 88.

17 November: Baroness Rose Sophie von und zu Guttenberg, née Princess and Duchess von Arenberg, aged 89.


03 December: The Dowager Countess of Dundee, née Patricia Montagu-Douglas-Scott, aged 102.

Biri 01-16-2012 09:12 AM

Jean Lombard Bufferes de Rambouteau, Count Lombard de Bufferes died this month.

He was born in 1957 as the first child of Lombard Bufferes de Rambouteau, Count Henri Lombard de Bufferes (1925-1991) & his wife Irmeline, nee de Claret de Fleurieu (b.1935).

Apart from his mother, he is survived by his three brothers: Claude (b.1959, who inherits his title), Philibert (b.1966) & Charles (b.1968), his only sister Marie (b.1958) as well as five nephews and six nieces.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French (first part)

MAfan 01-16-2012 10:47 AM

He passed away on 11 January 2012.

Sources: Nobiliana DAN 2012, announcement on Le Figaro (13 January 2012).

MAfan 01-17-2012 01:43 PM

Theodor Kiendl died on 9 January 2012, aged 89.

He was born in 1922, and was married since 1949 to Princess Elisabeth Poniatowski (daughter of Prince Casimir Poniatowski and his wife, née Countess Anne de Caraman-Chimay). He and Elisabeth became parents of four children: Theodore, Gregory, Elisabeth and Paul.
He is survived by his wife, their children and grandchildren.


Biri 01-27-2012 04:49 PM

Great grief has fallen on Count Ruppprecht-Maximilian von und zu Arco-Zinnebrg gennant Bogen (b.1941) & his wife Katharina, nee Countess Henckel von Donnersmarck (b.1943):

Their daughter, Countess Isabella-Gabriela von und zu Arco-Zinnebrg gennant Bogen died in Louvain, in January.

She was born in Munich on 5 December 1973 as the second child; she had older brother Aloys-Maximilian (b.1970). On 12 May 1999 she married in Schloss St. Martin Alexandre Stefanovich (b. in Washington on 17 November 1961).

Apart from her parents, brother and husband, she bereaved three children: Maximilian-Alexandre, Elisabeth-Eliane (twins, b.2001) and Karl-Ferdinand (DOB unknown).

So young a woman....So sad!

Sources: Arco
Descendants of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

MAfan 02-15-2012 09:04 AM

Victor-François, 8th Duke of Broglie, passed away on 12 February 2012, aged 62.

He was born at Paris on 25 March 1949, the eldest son of Prince Jean de Broglie and his wife, née Micheline Segard. He succeeded in 1987 as Duke of Broglie to his distant cousin Louis.
He was unmarried and without issue.
He is survived by his two younger brothers, Philippe and Louis, and by a sister in law. His brother Philippe is now the 9th Duke of Broglie.

Royal News of 2012, Section III

MAfan 02-19-2012 01:54 PM

Robert Carr, Baron Carr of Hadley, died on 17 February 2012, aged 95.

Born in 1916, he has been a member of the House of Commons from 1950 to 1974; he served as Secretary of State for Employment in Edward Heath's government in 1970-1972 and then in 1972-1974 he served as Home Secretary.
He was created a Life peer as Baron Carr of Hadley in 1976.
He is survived by his wife Joan and two daughters.

Baron Carr, former Tory cabinet minister dies, aged 95 - Telegraph

Biri 02-20-2012 06:34 AM

Baroness Marie-Adelaide von Seebach, nee von Brandis died this year.

She was born in 1914 as the youngest of four children of Baron Eberhard von Brandis (1868-1933) & his wife Jenny, nee Baroness Quadt-Wykradt Huchtenbruck (1874-1958). In 1936 she married Baron Christoph von Seebach (1904-1988) by whom she had four daughters: Elisaberh (b.1938), Marie-Agnes (b.1940), Gabriele (b.1941) and Christine (b.1950).
She is survived by them, her eleven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. One of her sons-in-law, Count Wilhelm of Stolberg-Wernigerode (husband of Marie-Agnes) predeceased her in 2001.

Apart from her all her three siblings, she survived also three of her nieces and one nephew.

Source: Descendants of August von Amsberg

22 great-grandchildren...What a blessing!

MAfan 02-20-2012 03:36 PM

She died on 12 February 2012 at Kassel.

Traueranzeigen - Online Trauern - Marie-Adelheid Freifrau v. Seebach (geb. Freiin v. Brandis)

MAfan 02-23-2012 03:21 PM

Viscount Adolphe de Spoelberch passed away at Bruxelles on 18 February 2012, aged 88.

He was born at Bruxelles on 14 February 1924, and was married to Ghislaine van der Burch.

Biri 02-24-2012 06:58 AM

David William Egerton died on 17 January, five days before his 82nd birthday.

He was born in 1930 as a youngest of three sons of Francis Egerton (1896-1935) [himself the son of William Francis Egerton (1868-1949), of the Dukes of Sutherland, and of his wife, Lady Alice Osborne (1869-1951), of the Dukes of Leeds] and of his wife, nee Hon. Doris Meysey-Thompson (died in 1953). On 27 September 1956 he married Patricia Mary Traharne Thomas and is survived by her, their only son Francis David (b.1959) and daughter-in-law, Jess Mary,nee Owen.

Sorces: Royal News of 2012, Section III

MAfan 02-26-2012 01:35 PM

Count Jacques d'Oultremont passed away on 22 February 2012, aged 92.

He was born on 18 August 1919, fifth child and third son of Count Edouard d'Oultremont and his wife, née Baroness Georgine Pycke de Peteghem.
He was married since 1946 to Gilberte Lierneux, with whom he had three children (Véronique, Géraldine and Olivier).
He is survived by his wife, their children with their families, his sister Christiane, his sister-in-law Jacqueline (Countess Raoul d'Oultremont), many nephews and nieces.

Le Site du Carnet Mondain : Carnet du jour

Biri 03-09-2012 11:47 AM

Henri-Evrard, Marquis de Dreux-Bréze died at Versailles on 10 January.

He was born in Paris on 1 September 1924. He married in Versailles on 5 December 1953, a day before her 20th birthday, Princess Geneviève de Broglie [daughter of Prince Edouard de Broglie (1900-1952) & his wife Alix, nee La Bas de Courmont (1898-1967)]

Sources: Royal News of 2012, Section III

MAfan 03-10-2012 05:55 PM

Doña Ana de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, Countess of Ofalia and Marchiones of Navahermosa, passed away on 7 March 2012, after a long illness, aged 71.

She was born at Sevilla on 2 May 1940, the eldest child and only daughter of Don Rafael de Medina y Villalonga and his wife Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernandez de Cordoba y Fernandez de Henestrosa, (since 1956) 18th Duchess of Mendinaceli.
She married firstly in 1961 to Prince Max Emanuel zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, with whom she had three children. They divorced in 1985, and in the same year she married to Don Jaime de Urzaiz y Fernández del Castillo; this second wedding also ended in divorce.
She is survived by her three children Princes Marco, Pablo and Flavia zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, seven grandchildren, her mother the Duchess of Medinaceli, her brother Ignacio, Duke of Segorbe, her sisters-in-law and many nephews and nieces.

Royal Musings: The death of Ana Medina, Countess de Ofalia
Muere Ana Medina Fernndez de Crdoba -

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