Noble Deaths Announcements 2016


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Welcome to the thread for Noble deaths announcements in 2016. The 2015 version of this thread can be found HERE.

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JANUARY:

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.
 
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FEBRUARY:

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.
 
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MARCH:

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.
 
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APRIL:

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.
 
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MAY:

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.
 
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JUNE:

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

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

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

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.
 
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SEPTEMBER:

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.
 
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OCTOBER:

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.
 
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NOVEMBER:

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.
 
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DECEMBER:

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

Source: http://www.carnetmondain.be/
 
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
 
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 | Geneall.net
Galen
 
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).

Sources: https://sites.google.com/site/myroyalworld/2016-genealogical-information
Castell
 
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.

Dohna
 
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
 
Erica Kunigl, Countess of Ehrenburg (1935-1981) & her husband (and probably cousin) Leopold Kunigl, Count of Ehrenburg (1917-1999)

Second cousins once removed.
 
Caroline-Mathilde von Steenderen, nee Countess of Solms-Baruth died on 21 January.

She was born in Klitschdorf on 15 April 1929 as the youngest of five children of Count Friedrich of Solms-Baruth (1886-1951) & his wife Adelheid, nee Princess of Schleswig-Holstein (1889-1964).
She married in Stellenbosch on 12 May 1963 Johann van Steenderen (1905-1978).

Sources: Solms
https://sites.google.com/site/myroyalworld/2016-genealogical-information
 
Xavier Coppetieres de Gibson, husband of Countess Françoise de Lannoy, died on 10 Janauary 2016 in Watermael-Boitsfort.

He was born on 11 October 1928 and was married since 1963 to Countess Françoise de Lannoy, the youngest child of the late Count and Countess Maurice de Lannoy.
They were parents of three children (Clothilde, Arnold and Baudouin).
He is survived by his wife, their children, children-in-law and eleven grandchildren.

inmemoriam.be - Xavier COPPIETERS de GIBSON († 10/1/2016) (FR)
Lannoy
 
H.S.H. Fürst Alfons Wenzel Paar passed away a few days ago, aged 83, in Lugano, Switzerland.

He was born on 31 May 1932, the eldest child of Fürst Alfons Paar and of his wife, née Countess Sophia von Schlitz gennant von Görtz.
He has been married from 1969 until they divorced in 1982 to Marie Gabrielle von Mallinckrodt, by whom he had one daughter, Désiree, and one son Hubertus.

Valseriana News - SCOMPARSO IL PRINCIPE ALFONSO PAAR DELLA STORICA DINASTIA DI PARRE
Parre piange il principe Alfonso Paar Dinastia storica per la Val Seriana - Foto - Valle Seriana Parre
Paradiso, scomparso il principe Alfonso Paar - Ticinonews
Paar
 
Countess Charlotte von Hohenau died on 12 February 2016 at the age of 98.

She was born in Berlin on 11 March 1917 and was the daughter of Count Wilhelm von Hohenau and of his first wife, née Countess Anna Henckel von Donnersmarck; she had also one brother, who died aged 21 in 1940, killed in action during WW2.
He grandfather, Count Friedrich von Hohenau, was the youngest child of Prince Albrecht of Prussia by his second and morganatic wife Rosalie von Rauch, who was created Countess von Hohenau in 1853.
Countess Charlotte was unmarried and didn't have issue. She was the last surviving member of the Hohenau family.

Charlotte Gräfin von Hohenau : Traueranzeige : Norddeutsche Rundschau
Prussia
 
Countess Charlotte von Hohenau died on 12 February 2016 at the age of 98.

She was born in Berlin on 11 March 1917 and was the daughter of Count Wilhelm von Hohenau and of his first wife, née Countess Anna Henckel von Donnersmarck; she had also one brother, who died aged 21 in 1940, killed in action during WW2.
He grandfather, Count Friedrich von Hohenau, was the youngest child of Prince Albrecht of Prussia by his second and morganatic wife Rosalie von Rauch, who was created Countess von Hohenau in 1853.
Countess Charlotte was unmarried and didn't have issue. She was the last surviving member of the Hohenau family.

Charlotte Gräfin von Hohenau : Traueranzeige : Norddeutsche Rundschau
Prussia

I liked it that her great love for her horses was mentioned in the death announcement.
 
Countess Bernadetta Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, née Countess von Merveldt, passed away on 14 February 2016, aged 93.

She was born on 29 December 1922 and has been married from 1947 until he died in 2011 to Count Josef Kinsky von Whinitz un Tettau (1913-2011). They became parents of two sons, František and Antonín (who predeceased his mother in 2012).
She is survived by her son František, daughter-in-law Martina, grandchildren Kristian and Barbora (with her husband Alexej Jaroš and children Alexis, Maximilian and Sofia), as well as by her sister Countess Anna von Thun und Hohenstein.

Nový zámek Kostelec nad Orlicí - Zemřela paní Bernadetta Kinská
Kinsky
 
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