Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis

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Maximilian Anton Lamoral
Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
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Spouse Duchess Helene in Bavaria
Issue Princess Louise of Hohenzollern
Princess Elisabeth of Braganza
Maximilian Maria, 7th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Full name
German: Maximilian Anton Lamoral
House House of Thurn and Taxis
Father Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Baroness Wilhelmine of Dörnberg
Born (1831-09-28)28 September 1831
Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died 26 June 1867(1867-06-26) (aged 35)
Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Burial Gruftkapelle, Saint Emmeram's Abbey, Regensburg
Religion Roman Catholic

Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis,[1][2] full German name: Maximilian Anton Lamoral Erbprinz von Thurn und Taxis[1][2] (28 September 1831, Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria;[1][2] – 26 June 1867, Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria[1][2]) was the Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis from birth until his death in 1867.[1][2]

Marriage and family[edit]

Maximilian married Duchess Helene in Bavaria, daughter of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and his wife Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, on 24 August 1858 at Possenhofen Castle.[1][2] Helene was the eldest sister of Elisabeth of Bavaria (later Empress of Austria). Maximilian and Helene had four children:[1][2]

The marriage of Maximilian and Helene did not take place without difficulty as Maximilian II of Bavaria refused to allow his first cousin to marry a prince that was not of a royal house. Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife Elisabeth of Bavaria intervened and the marriage took place as planned. Franz Joseph was originally intended to marry Helene, but fell in love with and married her sister Elisabeth instead.

Death[edit]

Maximilian died of either kidney failure or lung paralysis on 26 June 1867 at the age of 35 in Regensburg.[3] He was interred in the burial chapel at St. Emmeram's Abbey. Due to his early death, his son Maximilian Maria became Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis and ultimately the princely house's seventh Prince.

Ludwig II of Bavaria wrote in a personal letter of condolence to Maximilian's father, Maximilian Karl: "I sympathize with your loss the deep pain and just the same and the whole Taxis family feels and discretion very well what a lot of hopes with the dear passing away of life is extinguished."[4]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Styles of
Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
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Reference style His Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style Sir

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 28 September 1831 – 26 June 1867: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Darryl Lundy (23 Nov 2008). "Maximilian Anton Lamoral Erbprinz von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  3. ^ Dallmeier, Schad, S. 115.
  4. ^ Zitat, siehe Dallmeier, Schad, S. 115.