Dagmar von Arbin, née Countess Bernadotte af Wisborg died on 22 December in her house in Stockholm.
She was born on 10 April 1916 in Stockholm as oldest child of Count Carl Bernadotte of Wisborg (1890-1977) & his first wife Marianne de Geer af Leufsta (1893-1978) her full siblings were: Nils (1918-1920), Oscar (1921-2018) & Martha (b.1926); her parents divorced in 1935 and two years later her father married Gerty Borjesson (1910-2004) by whom he had another son Claes (b.1942).
She married on 16 October 1936 in Fröturna Nils von Arbin (1910-1985) by whom she had five daughters Marianne (1937-2006), Lovisa (b.1940), Cathrine (b.1946), Jeanette (b.1951) and Madeleine (b.1955).
She lost also one grandson (firstborn son of Marianne, dead in 1959 at birth or soon after).
At the moment of death she left not only her sister, half-brother and four surving daughters, but also thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
[Winston Wearing born in 2018: great-grandson of her late firstborn daughter Marianne von Arbin (1937-2006) & her late former husband Miles Flach (1934-2011); grandson of their only living daughter Camilla Flach (b.1960) & her former husband Steven Wearing (b.1957); son of their firstborn son Fredrick Wearing (b.1991) & his wife Agnes, nee Lindholm (b.1988).
Descendants of Duke Wilhelm of Nassau
Horrible tragedy happened in Norwegian Royal family - former son-in-law of the Norwegian Royal Couple Ari Behn apparently commited Suicide in Lommedalen, Norway on Christmas Day.
He was born as Ari Mikael Bjørshol in 1972 in Aarhus
, to Olav Bjørshol (b. 1952) and Marianne Rafaela Solberg (b. 1953); they later divorced and both remarried. He had two younger siblings, Anja Sabrina and Espen, neither of whom use the name Behn.
His original surname was Bjørshol
and he was known by family and during his childhood and youth under the given name Mikael. In 1996 he changed his name to Ari Behn when he took his maternal grandmother's maiden name
Behn achieved literary success in Norway with his first collection of short stories, titled Trist som faen
("Sad as hell"), in 1999. His work received several good reviews and sold more than 100,000 copies. As an author he is best known for his first book; he subsequently published four other novels to more mixed reviews.
Together with his wife, Princess Märtha, Behn wrote a book about their wedding in 2002. He also participated in various creative projects, for example, the design of a china set named "Peacock" for Magnor Glassverk
, and had been a model for a clothing chain.
He also made TV documentaries, including a critical documentary on the Afghanistan War in 2002, titled Øst for krigen – invitert av Taliban.
Behn appeared in the comedy films Team Antonsen
in 2004 and Long Flat Balls
He was a freelance writer for several newspapers and magazines. In 2011 he co-hosted the award-winning TV series Ari og Per
with his friend Per Heimly
. Behn was also a playwright; His first play, Treningstimen
, debuted in 2011.
From 2013 until his death, Behn was active as a painter in a neo-expressionist
tradition; he cited Jean-Michel Basquiat
as his most important inspiration. As a painter he achieved commercial success by Norwegian standards, and sold paintings for 5.7 million NOK
in 2018. Behn exhibited his work internationally, including at Gabba Gallery’s exhibit Borderless: Scandinavia
in Los Angeles in 2018. Behn was paired with the Scandinavian painters Mikael Persbrandt
and Espen Eiborg and artwork from the trio has been shown in over 60 international galleries since 2017.
Behn published Inferno
in 2018 which detailed the aftermath of his divorce and included some of his struggles with mental health.
He and Princess Martha-Louise (b.22 September 1972) [elder child of King Harald V of Norway (b.1937) & his wife Sonja, nee Haraldsen (b.1937)] married in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim (Norway) on 24 May 2002; they divorced in 2017.
Ari bereft three daughters Maud Angelica (29-4-2003), Leah isadora (8-4-2005) & Emma Tallaulah (29-9-2008).
Sources: Thread of the forum about his death
His biography in English Wikipedia.
Descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark
Princess Margarete Eleonore von Thurn und Taxis died in Hohenberg on 29 December, exactly four weeks after her 86th birthday.
She was born in Schloss Hohenberg as second of three children and elder daughter of Prince Philipp von Thurn und Taxis (1908-1964) & his wife (and cousin) Eulalia Princess von Thurn u.Taxis (1908-1993); she had a brother Albrecht (b.1930) and a sister Antonia (b.1936).
She was apparently unmarried and childless.
Thurn und Taxis