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Old 06-10-2020, 09:17 AM
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Royals & Nobles Who Died Young

Which royal and noble people died at young age (until 30)?

Recently I heard about Alessandro Lequito di Assab (1992-2020). Princess Marie Galitzine (1988-2020) was a little older than 30.

Last year Iris Goldsmith (2004-2019) died at quad accident.

In 2016 Chiara Künigl von Ehrenburg (2001-2016) commited suicide after she was bullying at school and internet. She was a descent of German princes of Reuss.

In 2015 died Elisabeth Dennis (1997-2015), a descent of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria. The reason of her death is unknown. I couldn't even set the exact date of her death.

Do you know anyone else?
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:01 AM
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Princess Maria Galitzine died last month of an a cardiac aneurysm. She was in her early 30's.

ETA:...I noticed that you already mentioned Maria. I apologize.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:22 AM
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There are plenty, past and present. I can't give you an exact list, but I have some examples that come to mind.

The five children of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia are some of the most famous examples. Their ages were 13 to 22 when they were killed along with their parents.

Another one is Astrid of Sweden, Queen consort of the Belgians and King Leopold III's first wife. She was 29 when she died in a car crash.

Two of Kaiser Wilhelm II's brothers also died at a young age. Sigismund was 21 months old when he died of meningitis, and Waldemar was 11 years old when he died of diphtheria.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:38 AM
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The best-known royals who died at a young age, in my opinion, were:

Diana, Princess of Wales (36 years old)
Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (30 years old)
Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians (29 years old)

I know there's more, but right now I don't remember any more.
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:53 AM
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Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias was the son and heir of King Philip IV of Spain. He was born November 28, 1657. He had epilepsy. He died aged three November 1, 1661.
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:20 AM
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George John Henry Manners, Marquess of Granby (26 June 1807 – 4 August 1807) and George John Frederick Manners, Marquess of Granby (20 August 1813 – 15 June 1814), the eldest and 2nd eldest sons of John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland, respectively. They died before reaching their 1st birthdays.

Link to Wikipedia page to John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M...uke_of_Rutland

Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Haddon (1885–1894), the eldest son of Henry Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland (then Marquess of Granby between 1888 and 1906) died at age 9.

Link to Wikipedia page to John Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_...uke_of_Rutland

There were some mysteries on their cause of death. Some, including the Manners family themselves believed there was a curse upon the sons who were heir to the Rutland Dukedom.
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:17 PM
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I remember:

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (37 years old)
Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians (29 years old)
Diana, Princess of Wales (36 years old)
Mafalda of Savoy Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (41 years old)
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:11 PM
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What about Prince Philip's sister Cecilie, the Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine, who was killed with most of her family in a plane crash near Ostend in November 1937? She was 26 and pregnant.

Killed with her were her husband, Grand Duke Georg Donatus, aged 31, and their children, Prince Ludwig aged 6, his brother Prince Alexander aged 4 and Cecilie's unborn baby, who was also found in the ashes.

Left behind on the trip to England for a family wedding was baby Princess Johanna. She died in 1939 of meningitis, at the age of two and a half.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:24 PM
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There's also Prince John of the United Kingdom, son of George V and Queen Mary. He died at Wood Farm on January 18, 1919 at the age of 13 from epilepsy.
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Most recent I can think of is little Princess Alya of Liechtenstein. The daughter of Prince Rudolph and Princess Tilsim choked to death when she was 1 1/2 years old from reports. That was in 2015.

Ernst August of Hannover's younger brother Ludwig Rudolph committed suicide at 33 in 1988 (yes a bit older then 30 but still). He called the authorities after he found his wife Isabella dead from a drug over dose, failing to revive her. He slipped away when the authorities were there. He called Ernst to ask him to take care of his baby son, before killing himself. He was found in his car dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. His son ended up instead in the care of Isabella's parents who raised him at their family castle.

King Alexander of Greece died from sepsis after being attacked by monkeys when he was 27 years old.

Infante Alonso of Spain, brother of Juan Carlos, died at 15 in a shooting accident involving his brother.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:28 PM
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Outside of Europe:

In the Nepal royal massacre all three of the king's children died and the eldest was only 29 (the shooter). They were the youngest victims.
-Dipendra was the oldest of his siblings at 29
-His sister Shruti was 25
-his brother Nirajan was 22

Queen Alia of Jordan, third wife of Hussein and mother of Haya and Ali, died in a helicopter crash at the age of 28.

The Cambodian royals suffered a lot of loss at the hands of Khmer Rouge and the killing fields. Five of the current king's siblings disappeared in 75/76 and ranged in age from 22-30 years of age. He had another sibling who died from leukemia at the age of four. Another brother died of malaria at 29.


Hirohito's daughter Princess Sachiko died at 5 months old from sepsis.
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Prince Alexander John of Wales (son of then The Prince and Princess of Wales, later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) was born on 6 April 1871 and died on 7 April 1871 in Sandringham House.

After Prince John's (George V and Queen Mary's youngest son, Prince Alexander John of Wales' nephew) funeral at St Mary Magdalene Church, Queen Alexandra wrote to Queen Mary that "now [their] two darling Johnnies lie side by side".
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