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Old 01-01-2020, 07:47 AM
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:01 AM
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First death of 2020:

Count Michel Didisheim died in Forest on 6 January; he was the private secretary and chief of the Royal household (1962–1986) of Albert, Prince of Liège, later to become king Albert II of Belgium. He was also the CEO and president of the King Baudouin Foundation (1976–2001).

He was born in Wimbledon on 18 April 1930 as a son of baron René Didisheim (1907–1994) & his wife Claire Maigret, nee de Priches (1906–1983). He had a sister, Francine Didisheim, (2 March 1933-7 September 2011) married to doctor Bernard de La Gorce.
He married in Vienna 8 February 1956 Countess Monika Eugenie Therese of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg (b. 27 June 1933) [daughter of Count Josef Hieronymus of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg (1894-murdered at St.Pölten 13 Apr 1945) & his wife Helene, nee Freiin Economo von San Serff (1908-murdered at St.Pölten 13 Apr 1945)]
They have five children: Johannes-Christophe (1956), Frédéric (1958), François (1960), Nathalie (1962) & Florence (1965) and ten grandchildren.

Sources: http://www.carnetmondain.be/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Didisheim

Pilar de Borbón y Borbón, Infanta of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Dowager Viscountess of la Torre, elder sister of King Juan Carlos and aunt of King Felipe, died at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid on 8 January, after a one-year battle with cancer.

She was born in Cannes on 30 Jul 1936 as the eldest of four children of Juan, Count of Barcelona (1913-1993) {himself son of Alfonso XIII, King of Spain (1886-1941) & his wife Princess Victoria Eugenie von Battenberg (1887-1969)} & his wife Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon (1910-2000).
She married in at Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon on 6 May 1967 Luís Gomez-Acebo y de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre, Grandee of Spain (1934-1991); they had five children:Simonetta (b.1968), Juan Filiberto, current Viscount de La Torre (b.1969), Bruno (b.1971), Beltran (b.1973) & Fernando (b.1974).

Apart from them she is survived by her eleven grandchildren, her brother the former King Juan Carlos, her sister Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria with their respective spouses as well as two nephews (King Felipe VI and Alfonso Zurita y de Borbón] and three nieces [Infantas Elena and Cristina of Spain and María Zurita y de Borbón]
Her youngest brother, Infant Alfonso of Spain was killed by an accidental gunshot in 1956 aged 15.

Sources: https://www.abc.es/estilo/gente/abci...5_noticia.html (Thanks, lula!)
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/spain.html
http://heinbruins.nl/Alfonso.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant...ess_of_Badajoz
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:13 AM
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Count Michel Didisheim died in Forest on 6 January; he was the private secretary and chief of the Royal household (1962–1986) of Albert, Prince of Liège, later to become king Albert II of Belgium. He was also the CEO and president of the King Baudouin Foundation (1976–2001).

He was born in Wimbledon on 18 April 1930 as a son of baron René Didisheim (1907–1994) & his wife Claire Maigret, nee de Priches (1906–1983). He had a sister, Francine Didisheim, (2 March 1933-7 September 2011) married to doctor Bernard de La Gorce.
He married in Vienna 8 February 1956 Countess Monika Eugenie Therese of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg (b. 27 June 1933) [daughter of Count Josef Hieronymus of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg (1894-murdered at St.Pölten 13 Apr 1945) & his wife Helene, nee Freiin Economo von San Serff (1908-murdered at St.Pölten 13 Apr 1945)]
They have five children: Johannes-Christophe (1956), Frédéric (1958), François (1960), Nathalie (1962) & Florence (1965) and ten grandchildren.

Sources: http://www.carnetmondain.be/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Didisheim
The Count and Countess von Trauttmansdorff weren't murdered but executed by the Nazis for helping to organise a local resistance cell of several hundred members towards the regime. Unfortunately they were discovered and executed only a few days before the arrival of the Red army.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:12 PM
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Jacques, Duc de Bauffremont passed away on January 9 in Versailles, Paris aged 98.

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Countess Gaëtan d'Oultremont, nee Nadine de Meeûs d'Argenteuil died in Brussels on 7 January.

She was born in Lillois-Witterzée on 11 July 1926 and married there civilly on 28 August and religiously on 31 August 1948 Countess Gaëtan d'Oultremont (1921-1995) [fourth of eight children and third of six sons of Count Albert d'Oultremont (1887-1946) & his wife Marguerite, nee van de Werve d'Immerseel (1891-1992)] by whom she had a son Albert (b.1956) and six daughters: Christine (b.1949), Marie (b.1951), Cécile (b.1952), Charlotte (b.1953), Anne-Françoise (b.1954) & Pascale (b.1962).

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Catherine Mary Adele Stopford died on 17 January

She was born on 20 March 1965 as the youngest of four children and only daughter of Captain the Honourable Terence Victor Stopford, RN (1918-1998) [himself youngest of seven children of James Richard Neville Stopford, 7th Earl of Courtown (1877-1957) & his wife Cicely Mary, nee Birch (1885-1973)] & his wife Sheila Adele, nee Page (died 1994).
She left three brothers: Henry Philip Terence (b.1953), Robert Edward James (b.1958) & James Richard Hugh (b.1961) as well as seven nieces and two nephews.
She was apparently unmarried and childless.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...1965-2020.html
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Count Władysław Juliusz Tarnowski died in Paris on 23 January.

He was born in Sucha Beskidzka (Poland) on 1 August 1931 as firstborn son of Count Juliusz Tarnowski (1901-1989) & his wife Countess Róża Zamoyska (1907-1998).
He was married twice: firstly he married in Paris on 11 February 1956 Jacqueline Codet de Casaubon (b.1932) [daughter of Henri Codet & his wife Suzanne de Lavedan de Casaubon] by whom he had two daughters: Sophie Caroline (b.1956) & Aniela Rose (b.1960); they divorced in 1980.
He married secondly in Paris on 8 August 2002 Małgorzata Maria Sobańska (b.1944) [daughter of Count Feliks Sobański (1890-1965) & his wife Countess Anna Rostworowska (1914-1952)].
Apart from his wife and daughters he left also six grandchildren: Stanisław (b.1983), Piotr (b.1985) & Eleonora (b.1988) de Margerie [children of Sophie Caroline & her husband Gilles Jacquin de Margerie (b.1955)] and Jean-ROdolphe (b.1988), Donatella (b.1990) & Alexandra (b.1993) Vilgrain [children of Aniela Rose & her husband Stanislas Vilgrain (b.1959)]; his other grandson Cyril Vilgrain died 28 March 1992 a day after turning 3 months.
He is second sibling who passes away; his brother Rafał Zdzisław died in 2018 aged nearly 81.
Other siblings are: Anna Maria Teresa Jadwiga (b.1934), Mrs Michel Veuthey (b.1931) - they have two children and four grandchildren.Adam Zygmunt Pawel (b.1937; twin brother of late Rafał Zdzisław), divorced from Hélène Jeanne Marie Hervé-Gruyer (b.1940) - they have three children.
Róza-Maria Henryka (b.1940), widow of John Francis Punch (1929-2006) - she has five children and four grandchildren
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Stefan Pawel Henryk (b.1946), widower of Véronique de Boysson (1946-1996) - he has three children and three grandchildren.
Late Rafał Zdzisław had one daughter.

Sources: https://www.sejm-wielki.pl/b/cz.I003766
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Baroness Baudoin d'Ursel, nee Baroness Anne de Villenfagne de Sorinnes died in Namur on 11 February.

She was born in Polleur on 25 May 1938. She reportedly had one brother (current Baron de Villenfagne de Sorinnes)and three sisters.
She married in Sorinnes civilly on 25 May and religiously on 26 May 1962 Count Baudoin d'Ursel (1934-1999)[sixth of seven children and youngest son of Count Antoine d'Ursel (1896-killed in action 1943) & third child of four by his second wife Marguerite, nee de La Barre d'Erquelinnes (1895-1988).
She leaves a son Eric, a daughter, Baroness Serge de Moffats d'Houchenne (with their respective spouses) and reportedly seven grandchildren (inluding three married).

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https://necrologies.lavenir.net/avis/337911/
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Death of Cristina de Borbon y Hardenberg

Cristina de Borbon y Hardenberg, second child of the Duke of Seville and Countess Beatrix von Hardenberg, died today at the age of 44

https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blog...ardenberg.html
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