Alessandro, 1st Duke of Castel Duino

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Alessandro
Duke of Castel Duino
Alessandro, 1st Duke of Castel Duino - Nov 1922 UW.jpg
Prince Alexander of Thurn and Taxis in 1922
Duke of Castel Duino
Period 1923 – 11 March 1937
Predecessor none
Successor Raimundo
Spouse Princess Marie of Ligne
Issue Raimundo, 2nd Duke of Castel Duino
Prince Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis
Princess Margarete of Bourbon-Parma
Full name
German: Alexander Karl Egon Theobald Lamoral Johann Baptist Maria
House House of Thurn and Taxis
Father Prince Alexander Johann of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Princess Marie of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg- Schillingsfürst
Born (1881-07-08)8 July 1881
Schloss Mzell, Mzell, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria–Hungary
Died 11 March 1937(1937-03-11) (aged 55)
Castel Duino, Duino, Kingdom of Italy
Religion Roman Catholic

Prince Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, 1st Duke of Castel Duino,[1][2] full German name: Alexander Karl Egon Theobald Lamoral Johann Baptist Maria, Prinz von Thurn und Taxis[1][2] (8 July 1881, Schloss Mzell, Mzell, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria–Hungary[1][2] – 11 March 1937, Castel Duino, Duino, Kingdom of Italy[1][2]) was a Prince of Thurn of Taxis and a member of the Bohemian line of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis.[1][2] Alessandro was created a Prince della Torre e Tasso and first Duke of Castel Duino by Victor Emmanuel III of Italy after relocating to the Kingdom of Italy in 1923.[1][2][3]

Family[edit]

Alessandro was the third child and son of Prince Alexander Johann of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Princess Marie of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg- Schillingsfürst.[1][2] He was a great-great-great-grandson of Alexander Ferdinand, 3rd Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Princess Maria Henriette Josepha of Fürstenberg-Stühlingen.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Alessandro married first to Princess Marie of Ligne, daughter of Louis, 9th Prince of Ligne and his wife Elisabeth de la Rochefoucauld, civilly on 27 January 1906 and religiously on 29 January 1906 in Paris.[1][2] Alessandro and Marie had three children together:[1][2]

Alessandro and Marie divorced in 1912/1919.[1][2] Alessandro married secondly in 1932, in Vrana, to Helena "Ella" Holbrook Walker (1875-1959),[1][2] who was married and divorced to Count Manfred Matuschka and to James Hazen Hyde.[4]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 8 July 1881 – 1923: His Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Thurn and Taxis
  • 1923 – 11 March 1937: His Serene Highness The Duke of Castel Duino, Prince della Torre e Tasso

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Darryl Lundy (20 Jun 2005). "Alexander Karl Egon Theobald Lamoral Johann Baptist Maria Prinz von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  3. ^ The Italian branch was included for the last time in: Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels 85 (1984).
  4. ^ She was married before to 1897-1925 Manfred count Matuschka and to 1930-1932 James Hazen Hyde; both mariages ended by divorce.
Alessandro, 1st Duke of Castel Duino
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 8 July 1881 Died: 11 March 1937
Italian nobility
Preceded by
new creation
Duke of Castel Duino
1923 – 11 March 1937
Succeeded by
Raimundo