Alois-Konstantin, 9th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

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Alois-Konstantin
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
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Alois and his wife Princess Anastasia of Prussia, c. 2010
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Reign 1990 -
Predecessor Charles II
Heir apparent Nicodemus, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Spouse Princess Anastasia of Prussia
Issue Prince Carl Friedrich
Prince Hubertus
Princess Christina
Prince Dominik
Full name
German: Alois Konstantin Karl Eduard Joseph Johann Konrad Antonius Gerhard Georg Benediktus Pius Eusebius Maria
House House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Father Charles II
Mother Carolina dei Conti Rignon
Born (1941-12-16) 16 December 1941 (age 72)
Würzburg, Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholic
Alois Konstantin Prince zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg as honour-guest during a catholic Tridentine Mass, celebrated for his ancestors, 2011, in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany

Alois-Konstantin, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, full German name: Alois Konstantin Karl Eduard Joseph Johann Konrad Antonius Gerhard Georg Benediktus Pius Eusebius Maria, Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (born 16 December 1941 in Würzburg, Bavaria) is a German businessman and, since 1990, the head of the mediatised House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, the catholic cadet line of the Princes of Löwenstein-Wertheim, itself the patrilineally senior but morganatic branch of the royal house of Wittelsbach, which ruled the Kingdom of Bavaria until 1918.

Early life[edit]

Alois was born in Würzburg, the fifth child and only son of Karl, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and his wife, Carolina dei Conti Rignon. He had four older sisters, Maria (wife of Joseph Archduke of Austria), Josephine (wife of Alexander Prince of Liechtenstein), Monika (wife of Don Jaime Mendez de Vigo y del Arco) and Christiane (wife of Michael Archduke of Austria), and two younger sisters, Elisabeth-Alexandra (wife of José Maria Trénor y Suarez de Lezo) and Lioba (wife of Moritz Eugen Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein). He and his sisters spent their childhood in Bronnbach, and Alois attended school in Miltenberg.

Career[edit]

Alois graduated with a degree in law from the University of Würzburg. After working for Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh, he was director of Merck Finck & Co and LGT Bank. He is a commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and a board member of the Papal Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP).

Marriage and family[edit]

Alois married Princess Anastasia of Prussia, the elder daughter of Prince Hubertus of Prussia, in a civil ceremony on 8 October 1965 in Bronnbach, and in a religious ceremony a month later in Erbach[disambiguation needed]. The couple is living at Kleinheubach castle. They had four children:

  • Hereditary Prince Carl Friedrich Hubertus Georg Eduardo Paolo Nicolo Franz Alois Ignatius Hieronymus Maria (30 September 1966 – 24 April 2010); married Baroness Stephanie von Brenken on 8 August 1998 in Brenken, Germany, and had issue
  • Prince Hubertus Maximilian Gabriel Louis Franz Constantin Dominik Wunibald Maria, born 18 December 1968; married 2010 Baroness Iris von Dornberg (born 1969)
  • Princess Christina Maria Johanna Caroline Magdalene Osy Cecilie Hermine Isidora Victoria Anastasia, born 27 September 1969; married 2002 to Guido von Rohr (born 1969)
    • Antonius Gisilot Alois Christian Kajetan Maria von Rohr, born 7 August 2003
    • Konstantin von Rohr, born 8 June 2007
    • Maria Sylvia Eugenia Johanna Brigitte Valerié von Rohr, born 6 October 2008
    • Cecilia Marie Leonie Alejandra Anastasia Magdalena von Rohr, born 6 October 2008
  • Prince Dominik Wilhelm Christian Nikolaus Sturmius Antonius Charles Benedikt Felix Maria, born 7 March 1983 in Frankfurt-am-Main; On 22 September 2012 he married, in a civil ceremony, Countess Olga zu Castell-Rüdenhausen at Rüdenhausen and the couple's canonical nuptials were celebrated at Sintra 6 October 2012, the bride (born 13 January 1987 in Würzburg being the daughter of Johann Friedrich, Prince of Castell-Rüdenhausen by his wife, Countess Maria von Schonborn-Wiesentheid).[1]

Ancestry[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Beeche, Arturo (June 2012). "Prince Dominik zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg to Marry Countess Olga zu Castell-Rüdenhausen". Eurohistory 15.3 (LXXXVII): 17–18. 

External links[edit]

Alois-Konstantin, 9th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Cadet branch of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Born: 16 December 1941
German nobility
Preceded by
Charles II
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
1990 –
Incumbent
Heir:
Nicodemus, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg