Prince Gustav of Thurn and Taxis (1848–1914)

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Prince Gustav
Prince Gustav of Thurn and Taxis
Gustav Thurn und taxis with wife Karoline.jpg
Spouse Princess Karoline of Thurn and Taxis
Full name
German: Gustav Otto Maximilian Lamoral
House House of Thurn and Taxis
Father Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Princess Mathilde Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Born (1848-02-23)23 February 1848
Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
Died 9 July 1914(1914-07-09) (aged 66)
Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria-Hungary
Religion Roman Catholic
Prince Gustav of Thurn and Taxis (bottom right) together with his family at the occasion of the silver wedding anniversary of his parents on 24 January 1864.

Prince Gustav Otto Maximilian Lamoral of Thurn and Taxis (1848–1914),[1][2] full German name: Gustav Otto Maximilian Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis,[1][2] was the sixth child of Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his second wife Princess Mathilde Sophie of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg. He was born on 2 February 1848 in Regensburg, Kingdom of Bavaria.[1][2]

Family[edit]

Paul, one of his elder brothers, was an intimate friend and aide-de-camp of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

Marriage[edit]

On 8 September 1877, Gustav married Princess Karoline of Thurn and Taxis, daughter of Hugo Maximilian Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Almeria Countess of Belcredi, in Lautschin, Austria-Hungary. The couple did not have any children.

Later life[edit]

From 1882 to 1888, he was Bezirkshauptmann of Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria-Hungary, where he died at the age of 66 on 9 July 1914.

In 1884, Prince Gustav acquired the Villa Güllich in Bregenz, which is known today as Palais Thurn & Taxis with a public park area of about 16000 m2, which is heritage-protected. Since 1984, the Palais also houses an international center for contemporary art.

Ancestry[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Darryl Lundy (16 Dec 2008). "Gustav Otto Maximilian Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  2. ^ a b c Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2010-03-06.