Prince Eugen of Bavaria

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Prince Eugen
Prince Eugen of Bavaria
Born (1925-07-16)16 July 1925
Munich, Bavaria
Died 1 January 1997(1997-01-01) (aged 71)
Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Burial Andechs Abbey cemetery, Bavaria
Spouse Countess Helene (Hella) von Khevenhüller-Metsch
House Wittelsbach
Father Prince Konrad of Bavaria
Mother Princess Bona Margherita of Savoy-Genoa

Prince Eugen of Bavaria (German: Eugen Leopold Adelaide Thomas Maria Prinz von Bayern) (16 July 1925 – 1 January 1997) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach.

Early life[edit]

Prince Eugen was born in Munich and was the only son of Prince Konrad of Bavaria and his wife Princess Bona Margherita of Savoy-Genoa. Eugen's older sister was Princess Amalie Isabella of Bavaria, born 1921.


On 16 November 1970 Prince Eugen married Countess Helene von Khevenhüller-Metsch, the daughter of Count Franz von Khevenhüller-Metsch and Princess Anna von Fürstenberg. Countess Helene was previously married to Prince Konstantin of Bavaria who lost his life in a plane crash on 30 July 1969. The civil ceremony took place in Munich and the religious wedding followed five days later in Innsbruck, Austria. The couple did not have any children together.

Later life[edit]

The prince was a Grand Prior of the Bavarian Order of Saint George, Knight of the Order of Saint Hubert and a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.


Prince Eugen of Bavaria died on 1 January 1997 at Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France. He is buried at the Andechs Abbey cemetery in Bavaria.



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  • The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy. C. Arnold McNaughton, in 3 volumes. London, U.K. Garnstone Press, 1973, volume 1, page 475
  • Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants. Marcellus Donald R. von Redlich, volume I, 1941; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002, page 35.
Prince Eugen of Bavaria
Born: 16 July 1925 Died: 1 January 1997