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Catharine 08-23-2003 02:28 AM

Longest Lived European Royals
Name Born Died
Princess Christine of Bavaria, Princess of Waldeck 16 Nov 1725 11 Feb 1816
Landgrave Karl of Hesse-Cassel 19 Dec 1744 17 Aug 1836
Princess Elisabeth of Brunswick, Crown Princess of Prussia 8 Nov 1746 18 Feb 1840
Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany 22 Mar 1797 9 Mar 1888
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel, Duchess of Cambridge 25 Jul 1797 6 Apr 1889
Princess Leonilla Bariatinskaya, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 9 May 1816 1 Feb 1918
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 12 Mar 1821 12 Dec 1912
Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 19 Jul 1822 5 Dec 1916
Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Duchess of Modena 19 Mar 1823 28 Oct 1914
Countess Eugenie de Montijo, Empress of the French 5 May 1826 11 Jul 1920
Prince Alphonse of the Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta 28 Mar 1841 26 May 1934
Princess Louise of Great Britain, Duchess of Argyll 18 Mar 1848 3 Dec 1939
Prince Arthur of Great Britain, Duke of Connaught 1 May 1850 16 Jan 1942
King Gustaf V of Sweden 16 Jun 1858 29 Oct 1950
Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria 22 Oct 1859 23 Nov 1949
Prince Oscar of Sweden, Count Bernadotte of Visborg 15 Nov 1859 4 Oct 1953
Prince Carl of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland 27 Feb 1861 25 Oct 1951
Princess Maria Antonia of Portugal, Duchess of Parma 28 Nov 1862 14 May 1959
Archduke Eugen of Austria 21 May 1863 30 Dec 1954
Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Duchess of Galliera 12 Feb 1864 8 Mar 1958
Prince Ferdinando of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria 25 Jul 1869 17 Jan 1960
Mathilde Kchessinska, Princess Romanovskaya-Krassinskaya 31 Aug 1872 8 Dec 1971
Princess Anna of Montenegro, Princess of Battenberg 18 Aug 1874 22 Apr 1971
Infanta Alicia of Spain 29 Jun 1876 20 Jan 1975
Princess Maria Pia of Two Sicilies, Princess of Orléans-Braganza 12 Aug 1878 20 Jun 1973
Archduke Heinrich Ferdinand of Austria-Tuscany 17 Aug 1878 21 May 1969
King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden 11 Nov 1882 15 Sep 1973
Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone 25 Feb 1883 13 Jan 1981
Princess Elizabeth of Isenburg 12 Nov 1883 10 Oct 1982
Princess Wiltrud of Bavaria, Duchess of Urach 10 Nov 1884 28 Mar 1975
Princess Pauline of Croÿ 11 Jan 1887 14 Apr 1987
Princess Isabelle of Croÿ, Princess of Bavaria 7 Oct 1890 30 Mar 1982
Princess Gundelinde of Bavaria, Countess of Preysing-Lichteneg-Moos 26 Aug 1891 16 Aug 1983
Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary 9 May 1892 14 Mar 1989
Princess Maria of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 31 Aug 1892 26 Nov 1990
Prince Filiberto of Savoy, Duke of Genoa 10 Mar 1895 7 Sep 1990
Princess Clara of Saxe-Meiningen 31 May 1895 10 Feb 1992
Princess Marie Adelaide of Lippe 30 Aug 1895 25 Jan 1993
Princess Margrethe of Denmark, Princess of Bourbon-Parma 17 Sep 1895 8 Sep 1992
Prince Wolfgang of Hesse-Cassel 6 Nov 1896 12 Jul 1989
Princess Francesca of Hohenlohe, Archduchess of Austria 21 Jun 1897 12 Jul 1989
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen (Mother) of Great Britain 4 Aug 1900 30 Mar 2002
Duchess Ingeborg of Oldenburg, Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe 20 Jul 1901 10 Jan 1996
Princess Margarete of Isenburg 16 Oct 1901
Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Duchess of Gloucester 25 Dec 1901
Princess Mathilde of Croy 20 Jan 1902 17 Mar 1998
Princess Isabelle of Salm-Salm, Countess of Loe 13 Feb 1903
Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg, Princess of Waldeck 19 May 1903 16 June 2001
Princess Olga of Greece, Princess of Yugoslavia 11 Jun 1903 16 Oct 1997
Princess Eduarda of Liechtenstein 16 Oct 1903 13 Jul 2001
Princess Rosemary of Salm-Salm, Archduchess of Austria 13 Apr 1904 3 May 2001
Princess Marie Gabrielle of Liechtenstein 2 May 1905 5 Mar 1999
Prince Albrecht of Bavaria, Duke of Bavaria 3 May 1905 8 Jul 1996
Prince Eugenio of Savoy, Duke of Ancona 13 Mar 1906 8 Dec 1996
Princess Vera of Russia 24 Apr 1906 11 Jan 2001
Princess Maria Jose of Belgium, Queen of Italy 4 Aug 1906 27 Jan 2001
Prince Sigvard of Sweden, Count Bernadotte of Visborg 7 Jun 1907 4 Feb 2002
Princess Giovanna of Savoy, Queen of Bulgaria 13 Nov 1907 26 Feb 2000
Prince Henri of Orléans, Count of Paris 5 Jul 1908 19 Jun 1999
Princess Lucia of Two Sicilies, Duchess of Ancona 9 Jul 1908 3 Nov 2001
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands 30 Apr 1909
Prince Lennart of Sweden, Count Bernadotte of Visborg 8 May 1909
Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Princess Torlonia 22 Jun 1909 22 Nov 2002
Princess Ingrid of Sweden, Queen of Denmark 28 Mar 1910 7 Nov 2000
Duke Friedrich Franz of Mecklenburg-Schwerin 22 Apr 1910 31 Jul 2001
Prince Carl Bernadotte 10 Jan 1911 27 June 2003
Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Prince of the Netherlands 29 Jun 1911
Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Bragança, Countess of Paris 13 Aug 1911 5 July 2003

Infanta Maria Adelaide de Bragança 31 Jan 1912

Archduke Otto of Austria & Hungary 20 Nov 1912
Princess Katherine of Greece 14 May 1913

Dennism 05-05-2004 12:28 PM

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands April 30, 1909 to March 20. 2004

sara1981 05-05-2004 02:40 PM

HM Queen Mother of Great Britain 1900-2002 she died at ages 101 she still lived till 101! :cry:

Princess Margaret of Great Britain died in 2002 same as HM Queen Mother :cry:

Diana,Princess of Wales died in 1961-1997 she died at 36 year old she been crash in Paris,France with her lover Dodi Fayed :cry:

Sara Boyce

wymanda 05-05-2004 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by sara1981@May 6th, 2004 - 2:40 am
Diana,Princess of Wales died in 1961-1997 she died at 36 year old she been crash in Paris,France with her lover Dodi Fayed  :cry:

Sara Boyce

[COLOR=red]Sara,
As this thread is about "Longest Lived Royals" I think your listing of Diana is totally unrelated to the topic! At 36 she was hardly long lived.[/COLOR]

The oldest British royal on record is Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. She is still alive and will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Christmas Day 2004. Lets all pray that she lives to see it.

gogm 05-06-2004 12:24 AM

Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and died in 1901.

Her son Aurthur was born in 1850, danced with ladies in bustles in 1870, and died with the threat of Hitler and seeing the upstart colonies coming to his country's aid in 1942.

George III was born in 1738 and lived to 1820. That's not quite up to princess Alice or Queen Mum Elizabeth, but that's outstanding given the state of the medical art in the age before Pasteur and Koch.

tiaraprin 05-28-2004 11:10 PM

Here are some blasts from the past who lived long despite the lack of good medicinal care:

Louis XIV of France: 1638-1715
Louis XV of France: 1710-1774
Elizabeth I of England: 1533-1603
George III of England: 1738-1820
Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Henry II of England: 1124-1204
Margaret of Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII of England: 1434?-1509

Josefine 10-06-2004 07:00 AM

who is the oldest now living royal?

HMQueenElizabethII 10-06-2004 08:22 AM

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen MOther:she was born in 1900 and died in 2002

HRH Princess Alice,Duchess of Gloucester:she was born in 1901 and she still living now

Her Majesty Queen Mary,Dowager of King George V:was born in 1867 and died in 1953

wymanda 10-07-2004 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine
who is the oldest now living royal?

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester will be 103 on Christmas Day.

Australian 10-07-2004 12:50 AM

What about Prince Rainier? isnt he like 77 or 88? lol
i cant remember but its one of those. he is apparently the longerst reigning monarch in europe, i dont know if this is true though

HMQueenElizabethII 10-07-2004 04:41 AM

Rainer is 81.He was born in 1923.

Jackswife 10-07-2004 09:37 AM

Empress Zita, wife of the Emperor (and newly beatified) Habsburg Karl, lived to be aged 97 :eek: before she died in Switzerland in 1989. Didn't see her name on the list and she may not qualify but she was very long-lived.
Edited to add: I do see her name on the list now.:o

GrandDuchess 10-07-2004 11:16 AM

Princess Lilian of Sweden will turn 90 next year! She is not the oldest living royal (that's Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester), but I think it definitely puts her in the "oldies" league. :)

Josefine 10-07-2004 12:01 PM

what swedish royals have lived the longest then?

liv 11-01-2004 02:21 PM

one of Europe´s longest livuing royals died recently:


HRH Princess Alice,Duchess of Gloucester:
born Dec 25th,1901, died Oct 29th,2004

Dennism 11-01-2004 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine
what swedish royals have lived the longest then?

Prince Oscar Carl August probably. He lived from 1859-1953.

HMQueenElizabethII 04-08-2005 10:02 AM

Princess Alice of Gloucester was 102 years old and 11 months.
Britain's Queen Mother was 101 year old.

Josefine 04-30-2005 12:21 PM

here are a list on the oldest royals alive
have i forgotten anyone

HRH Jean I Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921)
HRH The Prince Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh (1921)
HM Elizabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1926)
HM Rama IX King of Thailand (1927)
HM Fabiola Queen-Dowager of Belgium, née de Mora y Aragón (1928)
HM Sirikit Queen of Thailand née Somdech Pharaborom Rajininath (1932)
HIM Akihito Emperor of Japan (1933)
HM Albert II King of the Belgians (1934)
HRH Henrik Prince of Denmark, Comte de Laborde de Monpézat (1934)
HIM Michiko Empress of Japan née Shôda (1934)
HM Harald V King of Norway (1937)
HM Sonja Queen of Norway, née Haraldsen (1937)
HM Paola Queen of the Belgians, née Ruffo di Calabria (1937)
HM Juan Carlos I King of Spain (1938)
HM Beatrix Queen of the Netherlands (1938)
HM Sofia Queen of Spain, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (1938)

GrandDuchess 04-30-2005 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josefine
here are a list on the oldest royals alive
have i forgotten anyone

Yes you have. Princess Lilian, born 1915, which means she turns 90 this August.

norwegianne 04-30-2005 01:37 PM

You have also forgotten HH Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, born 1935. She'll turn 70 on May 8th.


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