Karl Anselm, Duke of Urach

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Prince Karl Anselm
Duke of Urach
Reign 15 August 1981 – 9 February 1991
Predecessor Prince Karl Gero
Successor Prince Wilhelm Albert
Spouse Saskia Wüsthof (m. 1991–1996)
Issue Wilhelm Fürst von Urach
Maximilian Fürst von Urach
House House of Württemberg
Father Prince Eberhard of Urach
Mother Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis
Born (1955-02-05) 5 February 1955 (age 59)

Prince Karl Anselm Franz Joseph Wilhelm Louis Philippe Gero Maria of Urach, Titular King of Lithuania, Count of Württemberg, 4th Duke of Urach (born 5 February 1955) was the head of the morganatic Urach branch of the House of Württemberg.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Regensburg, Germany the son of Prince Eberhard of Urach and Princess Iniga of Thurn and Taxis. He is a grandson of Wilhelm, Duke of Urach who was from 11 July 1918 to November 1918 the king-elect King Mindaugas II of Lithuania

Prince Karl Anselm succeeded his uncle Karl Gero as fourth Duke of Urach following his death in 1981. He held the Ducal title until 1991 when he renounced it due to his morganatic marriage. His brother Wilhelm Albert succeeded him in his titles, but his marriage in 1992 was morganatic too. So his younger brother, Prince Inigo, visited Lithuania and announced that if offered the throne he would be ready to assume it.

Karl Anselm is the owner of Greshornish Forestry estate in Inverness, Scotland.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Saskia Wüsthof (born 1968) on February 9, 1991 at Stuttgart. They had two children before divorcing in 1996.

  • Wilhelm Fürst von Urach, born 8 July 1991
  • Maximilian Fürst von Urach, born 5 May 1993

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Karl Anselm, Duke of Urach
Born: February 5 1955
German nobility
Preceded by
Karl Gero, 3rd Duke of Urach
Duke of Urach

Wappen des Herzogs von Urach.svg
1981–1991

Succeeded by
Wilhelm Albert, 5th Duke of Urach
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Karl I
— TITULAR —
King of Lithuania
15 August 1981 – 9 February 1991
Succeeded by
Wilhelm