Prince Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis

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Prince Gabriel
Full name
German: Gabriel Albert Maria Michael Franz Joseph Gallus Lamoral
House House of Thurn and Taxis
Father Franz Joseph, 9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Princess Isabel Maria of Braganza
Born (1922-10-16)16 October 1922
Schloss Haus near Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Died 17 December 1942(1942-12-17) (aged 20)
Stalingrad, Soviet Union
Burial Rossoschka Cemetery, Rossoschka, Russia
Religion Roman Catholic

Prince Gabriel Albert Maria Michael Franz Joseph Gallus Lamoral of Thurn and Taxis (German: Gabriel Albert Maria Michael Franz Joseph Gallus Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis)[1][2][3] (16 October 1922[1][2][3] – 17 December 1942[1][2][3][4]) was a member of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis and a Prince of Thurn and Taxis.[1][2] Gabriel was second in the line of succession to the Headship of the House of Thurn and Taxis after his father Franz Joseph, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis until his death in the Battle of Stalingrad, at which point he was replaced by his uncle Prince Karl August of Thurn and Taxis.[5][6][7]

Family[edit]

Styles of
Prince Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis
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Reference style His Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style Sir

Gabriel was born at Schloss Haus near Regensburg, Bavaria, the eldest child and son of Prince Franz Joseph of Thurn and Taxis (later 9th Prince of Thurn and Taxis) and his wife Princess Isabel Maria of Braganza.[1][2] His twin brother, Prince Michaele of Thurn and Taxis, died at birth.[4][8] Gabriel was a paternal grandson of Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria and a maternal grandson of Miguel, Duke of Braganza and his wife Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.[1][2]

World War II[edit]

During World War II, Gabriel was conscripted for military service before completing high school.[4] He served first as a Gefreiter (Private First Class) and then as an officer in the Wehrmacht.[9] Gabriel was serving in a Reiter-Regiment (Cavalry Regiment) in the Wehrmacht when he was killed in action at the Battle of Stalingrad on 17 December 1942.[1][2][4][6][9][10][11] He was interred among the unknown dead at the war cemetery at Rossoschka.[11][12]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 16 October 1922 – 17 December 1942: His Serene Highness Prince Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (30 Oct 2005). "Gabriel Prinz von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  3. ^ a b c Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Franz Josef (1963), Monarchen, Edelleute, Bürger: die Nachkommen des Fürsten Carl Ludwig zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 1762-1825, Degener 
  4. ^ a b c d Piendl, Max (1980), Das Fürstliche Haus Thurn und Taxis: zur Geschichte des Hauses und der Thurn und Taxis-Post, F. Pustet, ISBN 3-7917-0678-0 
  5. ^ Schröck, Rudolf (2004), Gloria von Thurn und Taxis: eine Biografie, Droste, ISBN 3-7700-1160-0 
  6. ^ a b Reinhardt, Volker; Thomas Lau (2005), Deutsche Familien: historische Portraits von Bismarck bis Weizsäcker, C.H. Beck, ISBN 3-406-52905-4 
  7. ^ Engelmann, Bernt (1968), Die Macht am Rhein: meine Freunde, die Geldgiganten, Volume 1, Schneekluth 
  8. ^ Allan Raymond (1996). "Mecklenburg-Strelitz Royal Family". Allan Raymond. Archived from the original on 2006-12-04. Retrieved 2010-08-09. [dead link]
  9. ^ a b Zorn, Wolfgang (1986), Bayerns Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert: von der Monarchie zum Bundesland, C.H. Beck, ISBN 3-406-31098-2 
  10. ^ The New York Times Staff (15 July 1971), "Prince Franz Josef. 77, Of the House of Thurn and Taxis", The New York Times 
  11. ^ a b www.kriegstote.org (2010-02-25). "Kriegstote aus den Jahren 1805 - 1815 / 1866 / 1870/71 und den Weltkriegen 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945". www.kriegstote.org. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  12. ^ Royalty (Travel) Guide. "Thurn und Taxis". M-A-R-D-A-M Royalty (Travel) Guide. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 

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