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MAfan 12-15-2015 11:26 AM

Noble Deaths Announcements 2016
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MAfan 12-15-2015 11:28 AM


09 January: Countess Jean Pierre d'Oultremont, née Auriane Ysebrant de Lendonck, aged 79.

10 January: Xavier Coppetieres de Gibson (husband of Countess Françoise de Lannoy), aged 87.

16 January: Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, aged 74.

17 January: Countess Georges de La Rochefoucauld, née Madeleine de Nicolay, aged 94.

20 January: Countess Olga Luise zu Dohna-Schlodien, née von Hagen, aged 90.

21 January: Countess Johanna von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg, née Countess von Galen, aged 79.

21 January: Caroline-Mathilde von Steenderen, née Countess zu Solms-Baruth, aged 86.

Chiara Künigl, Countess zu Ehrenburg, aged 14.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:28 AM


01 February: Francis Ormsby-Gore, 6th Baron Harlech, aged 61.

H.S.H. Fürst Alfons Wenzel Paar, aged 83.

12 February: Countess Charlotte von Hohenau, aged 98.

14 February: Countess Bernadetta Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, née Countess von Merveldt, aged 93.

27 February: Michael Bowes-Lyon, 18th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, aged 58.

27 February: Countess Huberta von Galen, née Baroness von Schorlemer, aged 100.

29 February: Countess Adrien d'Oultremont, née Countess Marie-Blanche du Chastel de la Howarderie, aged 94.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:29 AM


05 March: Count Nikolaus de la Fontaine und d’Harnoncourt-Unverzagt, aged 86.

23 March: The Dowager Countess of Portland, Countess von Bentinck und Waldeck-Limpurg, née Jenifer Hopkins, aged 79.

24 March: Count Maurice de Cossé-Brissac, aged 84.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:29 AM


03 April: John Vane, 11th Baron Barnard, aged 92.

05 April: Count Patrice de Mac Mahon, aged 72.

06 April: The Hon. Mary-Clare Horn, née Douglas-Scott-Montagu (of the Barons Montagu of Beaulieu and of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry), aged 87.

16 April: Chevalier Jack de Spirlet (widow of Countess Anna Regina zu Stolberg-Stolberg), aged 86.

17 April: Countess Jytte von Platern-Hallermund, née Barsoe, aged 89.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:29 AM


05 May: Prince Konstanty Czartoryski, aged 31.

16 May: Count Georg von Enzenberg zum Freyen und Jöchelsthurn, aged 89.

16 May: Prince Karol Stanisław Michał Radziwiłł, aged 84.

25 May: Hubert Guerrand-Hermès (husband of Dona Rosalinda Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duchess of Cadaval-Guerrand-Hermès), aged 75.

27 May: Jonkheer Roland d'Udekem d'Acoz, aged 82.

28/29 May: Prince Don Giovanni Del Drago, Prince of Antuni and of Mazzano, aged 82.

30 May: Count Jost Heinrich zu Solms-Rödelheim und Assenheim, aged 87.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:29 AM


Donna Francesca (of the Princes) Borghese, née D'Amore.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:30 AM


14 July: Count Péter Esterházy de Galántha, aged 66.

27 July: The Hon. Gerald Noel (of the Earls of Gainsborough), aged 89.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:30 AM


04 August: Count Carl Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, aged 61.

09 August: Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE, aged 64.

19 August: Prince Marco zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 19th Duke of Medinaceli, aged 54.

29 August: Countess Hildegard Esterházy de Galántha, aged 73.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:30 AM


06 September: H.H. Princess Albert de Ligne, née Marie Léontine de Lambertye-Gerbeviller, aged 91.

23 September: Elżbieta Przewłocka, née Princess Czartoryska, aged 90.

25 September: Don Carlo (of the Princes) Giovanelli, aged 74.

28 September: Mrs. Claude De Guerre, née Countess Eugénie Wolff Metternich, aged 93.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:31 AM


20 October: Count Alexandre de Lalaing, aged 44.

21 October: Raine, Countess Spencer, née McCorquodale, aged 87.

31 October: Don Filippo (of the Princes) Corsini, aged 21.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:31 AM


01 November: Ernst-Arthur von Magnus (son of Ernst-Jürgen von Magnus and of his former wife Countess Elisabeth de La Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt), aged 31.

25 November: The Hon. Margaret Rhodes, née Elphinstone (of the Barons Elphinstone), aged 91.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:31 AM


08 December: The Lady Elizabeth Longman, née Lambart (of the Earls of Cavan), aged 92.

12 December: H.S.H. Princess Emmanuelle de Croÿ-Solre, aged 84.

14 December: Princess Jean Galitzine, née Dawnay, aged 91.

21 December: Prince Antoine de Mérode, aged 63.

MAfan 12-15-2015 11:31 AM


Tomás Ortiz y Valero (husband of Princess Maria Paz Bagration-Mukhransky), aged 69.

Biri 01-12-2016 05:39 PM

Countess Auriane of Oultremont, nee Ysebrant de Lendonck died Braine l'Alleud on 9 January.

She was born in Sint Katelijne-Waver on 19 August 1936 and married there civilly on 13 August and religiously on 20 August 1955 Count Jean-Pierre of Oultremont (1930-2007) [youngest of five children of Count Pierre of Oultremont (1883-1965) & his wife Elisabeth, nee Baroness Pycke de Peteghem (1889-1937)].

She is survived by her four children: Graziella (b.1956), Roxanne (b.1958), Aurian (b.1962) & Alexis (b.1963) and their families.


MAfan 01-20-2016 05:10 PM

Countess Georges de La Rochefoucauld, née Madeleine de Nicolay, passed away on 17 January 2016, aged 94.

She was born in Paris on 8 April 1921, as a daughter of Count Roger de Nicolay and of his wife, née Pauline Le Peletier de Rosanbo.
She married in 1941 to Count Georges de La Rochefoucauld (1917-2002), a grandson of the 3rd Duke d'Estissac and also brother of Count Roger de La Rochefoucauld, husband of the late Princess Isabelle of Bourbon-Parma.
Count and Countess Georges were parents of four children, the youngest of whom died as a child.
She is survived by her children Count Pierre de La Rochefoucauld, Countess Geoffroy-Liénard de Belloy de Saint-Liénard and Count Christian de La Rochefoucauld, her children-in-law, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Comtesse Georges DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD née madeleine DE NICOLAY avis de décès et obsèques - Lurcy-Lévis 03320 - Allier - Auvergne
La Rochefoucauld

MAfan 01-24-2016 05:21 PM

Countess Johanna von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg, née Countess von Galen, died on 21 January 2016, aged 79.

She was born at Haus Assen on 24 September 1936, as the fourth of the six children of Count Christoph-Bernhard von Galen and of his wife, née Countess Marie Sophie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau.
She married on 8 september 1956 to Count Clemens August von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg (1927-2014), with whom she had six children (the eldest of whom predeceased his parents in 2001).
She is survived by her children, their families and her five siblings.

Johanna, Gräfin von Galen, * 1936 |

Biri 01-24-2016 06:21 PM

Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell died in Houston, Texas, on 16 January.

He was born in Bamberg on 7 June 1941 as sixth of ten children of Count Roland von Faber-Castell (1905-1978) and second by his second marriage to Katharina Sprecher von Bernegg (1917-1994).
In 1980 his first son, Charles Alexander, was born; his mother was Carla Mathilde Lamesch (1942-2010). They married only sixyears later in Las Vegas on 16 July 1986, but marriage soon ended in divorce.
He married secondly in Stein on 12 December 1987 Mary Hogan (b.1951) by whom he had three daughters: Katharina Elisabeth (b.1988) and twins Victoria Maria Cornelia Ottilie & Sarah Anne Angela Nadine (b.1996).


MAfan 01-25-2016 05:42 PM

Countess Olga Luise zu Dohna-Schlodien, née von Hagen, passed away at Babenhausen on 20 January 2016, aged 90.

She has been the wife of Count Christoph zu Dohna-Schlodien from 1972 until his death in 1978. They didn't have issue.


Biri 01-29-2016 08:16 PM

Great tragedy has fallen on Thomas Kunigl, Count of Ehrenburg (b.1965) [youngest of four children of Erica Kunigl, Countess of Ehrenburg (1935-1981) & her husband (and probably cousin) Leopold Kunigl, Count of Ehrenburg (1917-1999)] & his wife Diana, nee Scheffbanker (b.1969):

The youngest of their three children, Chiara, died in January, aged 15.

Apart from her parents she bereft two siblings: Fabian Stefan Ferdinand (b.1995) & Laura Diana Erica (b.1997).

Source: Descendants of Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss of Greiz

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