Fritz von Thurn und Taxis

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Prince Friedrich
Prince Friedrich of Thurn and Taxis
Born (1950-06-22) 22 June 1950 (age 66)
Linz, Upper Austria, Allied-occupied Austria
Spouse Beata Béry
Full name
German: Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar
House Thurn and Taxis
Father Prince Johann von Nepomuk of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Princess Maria Julia of Lobkowicz
Religion Roman Catholic

Fritz von Thurn und Taxis (born Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar Thurn and Taxis[1][2] [full German name: Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar Thurn und Taxis][1][2] on 22 June 1950 in Linz, Upper Austria, Allied-occupied Austria[1][2]) is an Austrian journalist and a member of the Bohemian line of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis. He became well known as a longtime sportscaster on the Bayerisches Fernsehen television channel. Since 1993, Thurn und Taxis has been a football commentator on the pay television channel Sky Deutschland.

Family[edit]

Princely Family of
Thurn and Taxis
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HSH The Prince


HSH The Dowager Princess

Thurn und Taxis was the third child and second son of Johann von Nepomuk Thurn and Taxis and his wife Maria Julia, born Lobkowicz.[1][2]

Career[edit]

His journalistic career began in 1971 with the Bayerischen Rundfunk. There, Thurn und Taxis worked in both television and in radio programs as a sports reporter and commentator and reported on several Olympic Games, football, skiing, and Ice Hockey World Championships events.

In honor of his years of reporting on the Ice Hockey World Championships, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) awarded Thurn und Taxis with an IIHF gold medal. Later, he hosted the sports magazine show Blickpunkt Sport on Bayerischen Rundfunk and moderated the Sportschau on ARD. Beginning in August 1993, Thurn und Taxis began hosting live Fußball-Bundesliga matches on the Munich-based pay television channel Sky Deutschland.

Marriage[edit]

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

Thurn und Taxis married morganatically to Beata Béry, daughter of Laszlo Béry and his wife Countess Paula Apponyi de Nagy-Appony,[1] on 4 June 1977 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 22 June 1950 – present: His Serene Highness Prince Friedrich of Thurn and Taxis

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (4 Jun 2005). "Friedrich Leonhard Prinz von Thurn und Taxis". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 

External links[edit]

Fritz von Thurn und Taxis
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 22 June 1950
German royalty
Preceded by
Prince Albrecht of Thurn and Taxis
House of Thurn and Taxis line of succession
3rd position
Succeeded by
Prince Karl Ferdinand of Thurn and Taxis