Prince Rasso of Bavaria

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Prince Rasso
Prince Rasso of Bavaria
Born(1926-05-24)24 May 1926
Schloss Leutstetten, Leutstetten, Bavaria, Germany
Died12 September 2011(2011-09-12) (aged 85)
Spouse
IssuePrincess Maria-Theresia
Prince Franz-Josef
Princess Elisabeth
Prince Wolfgang
Princess Benedikta
Prince Christoph
Princess Gisela
Full name
German: Rasso Maximilian Rupprecht Prinz von Bayern
HouseWittelsbach
FatherPrince Franz of Bavaria
MotherPrincess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ

Prince Rasso of Bavaria (24 May 1926 – 12 September 2011) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach.

Early life[edit]

Rasso was born at Schloß Leutstetten near Starnberg, Bavaria. He was the second son, and the youngest child, of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ.

Marriage[edit]

He married on 17 October 1955 in Amstetten, Archduchess Theresa of Austria (born 9 January 1931 in Amstetten), daughter of Archduke Theodor Salvator of Austria and Countess Maria Theresia von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg.[1] The wedding took place at Wallsee Castle in Wallsee-Sindelburg, Lower Austria. The couple had seven children:[1]

  • Princess Maria-Theresia of Bavaria (born 10 September 1956 in Leutstetten), married on 23 July 1977 in Andechs, Count Tamás Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 4 October 1949 in Budapest), son of Count Boldizsár Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka and Márta Dénes. They have seven children:
    • Countess Marie Bernadette Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 25 May 1978 in Aichach), married on 6 September 2003 in Veszprém, Klaus Fischer-Stabauer (born 3 September 1979 in Düsseldorf), son of Henner Fischer-Stabauer and Ute Brands. They have seven children:
      • Antonius Fischer-Stabauer (born 3 August 2005 in Neuburg an der Donau)
      • Clarissa Fischer-Stabauer (born 25 January 2007 in Neuburg an der Donau)
      • Cornelius Fischer-Stabauer (born 5 May 2008 in Neuburg an der Donau)
      • Franziska Fischer-Stabauer (born 14 September 2009 in Neuburg an der Donau)
      • Cäcilia Fischer-Stabauer (born 12 November 2012 in Neuburg an der Donau)
      • Margareta Fischer-Stabauer (born 15 June in 2017 in Neuburg an der Donau) godchild of the German President because of twin with the 7th born child.
      • Hubertus Fischer-Stabauer (born 15 June in 2017 in Neuburg an der Donau) godchild of the German President as a seventh born child.
    • Count Alexandre Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 20 September 1979 in Aichach), married in 2013, Noèmie Regehr (born in 1984). They have one son:
      • Count Leon Ferenc Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born in 2018)
    • Count János Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 8 December 1980 in Starnberg), married in 2012, Countess Marie-Thérèse von Soden-Fraunhofen (born 26 September 1988 in Landshut), daughter of Count Christoph von Soden-Frauenhofen and Countess Clarissa Droste zu Vischering von Nesselrode-Reichenstein. They have two children:
      • Countess Apollonia von Göncz-Ruszka (born in 2012)
      • Count Theodor von Göncz-Ruszka (born in 2016)
    • Countess Natalie Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 11 December 1981 in Starnberg), married on 6 September 2003 in Veszprém, Maximilian Fischer-Stabauer (born 11 August 1982 in Düsseldorf), son of Henner Fischer-Stabauer and Ute Brands. They have six children:
      • Ferdinand Fischer-Stabauer (born 28 January 2006 in Neuburg an der Donau)
      • Filippa Fischer-Stabauer (born 23 July 2007)
      • Helene Fischer-Stabauer (born 19 October 2008)
      • Maximilian Fischer-Stabauer (born in 2011)
      • Philipp Fischer-Stabauer (born in 2012)
      • Florian Fischer-Stabauer (born in 2014)
    • Count Raphael Lornis Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 10 June 1983 in Aichach)
    • Count István Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 16 January 1987 in Aichach)
    • Count Ferenc Kornis von Göncz-Ruszka (born 30 May 1991 in Wasserburg am Inn), married in 2015, Teresa von Bülow (born in 1990), daughter of Detlev von Bülow and Uta Maria Priemer (who remarried Karl Anselm, Duke of Urach)
  • Prince Franz-Josef of Bavaria (born 21 September 1957 in Leutstetten), a Benedictine monk in the abbey of Peramiho, Tanzania, now called Pater Florian
  • Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria (born 22 January 1959 in Leutstetten), married on 9 May 1986 in Horn, Count Andreas von Kuefstein (born 9 August 1954 in Vienna), son of Count Karl Ferdinand von Kuefstein and Countess Gabrielle von Mensdorff-Pouilly. They have six children:
    • Countess Marie Isabelle von Kuefstein (born 26 February 1987 in Horn), married on 8 May 2010 in Retz, Franz Georg Séthy de Bicske (born 13 August 1980 in Vienna), son of Andreas Séthy de Bicske and Countess Christiane von Schall-Riaucour. They have three children:
      • Antonia Séthy de Bicske (born in 2011)
      • Clemens Séthy de Bicske (born in 2013)
      • A son (born in 2018)
    • Countess Marie Caroline von Kuefstein (born 14 August 1988 in Horn)
    • Countess Marie Eleonore von Kuefstein (born 6 July 1990 in Horn), married on 9 April 2013 in Vienna, Christoph-Joseph Barelli (born 19 July 1979 in Vienna). They have two children:
      • A son (born in 2017)
      • A son (born in 2018)
    • Count Hans Ludwig von Kuefstein (born and died on 22 April 1996 in Horn)
    • Countess Marie Amelie von Kuefstein (born 2 April 1997 in Horn)
    • Count Karl von Kuefstein (born 16 December 2000 in Horn)
  • Prince Wolfgang of Bavaria (born 28 January 1960 in Leutstetten), married firstly on 16 November 1991 in Starnberg, Countess Beatrice zu Lodron-Laterano und Castelromano (born on 29 May 1964 in Vienna), daughter of Count Georg zu Lodron-Laterano und Castelromano and Baroness Alice von Steeb. They divorced in 2008. He married secondly on 8 July 2013 in Munich, Tatiana Maria Eames (born 21 March 1976 in Passau), daughter of David John Eames and Ulla Margareta Näslund. He has three children from his first marriage, and a daughter by his second wife:
    • Prince Tassilo of Bavaria (born 19 June 1992 in Ravensburg)
    • Prince Richard of Bavaria (born 19 November 1994 in Munich)
    • Prince Philipp of Bavaria (born 25 May 1999 in Munich)
    • Princess Flavia of Bavaria (born 18 October 2011 in Munich)
  • Princess Benedikta of Bavaria (born 5 May 1962 in Leutstetten), married on 4 June 1989 in Haldenwang, Baron Rudolf von Freyberg-Eisenberg (born 7 February 1958 in Munich), son of Baron Georg von Freyberg-Eisenberg and Princess Marie Adelheid von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck. They have four children:
    • Baroness Maria della Neve von Freyberg-Eisenberg (born 26 September 1990 in Lauingen)
    • Baron Konrad von Freyberg-Eisenberg (born 16 February 1992 in Lauingen)
    • Baron Michael von Freyberg-Eisenberg (born 21 November 1993 in Lauingen)
    • Baroness Ludovica von Freyberg-Eisenberg (born 7 November 1997 in Catania)
  • Prince Christoph of Bavaria (born 5 May 1962 in Leutstetten), married on 20 August 1994 in Lenhausen, Countess Gudila von Plettenberg-Lenhausen (born on 14 October 1962 in Lenhausen), daughter of Count Hunold von Plettenberg-Lenhausen and Baroness Therese von Luninck. They have four children:
    • Prince Corbinian of Bavaria (born 9 January 1996 in Starnberg)
    • Prince Stanislaus of Bavaria (born 24 May 1997 in Starnberg)
    • Prince Marcello of Bavaria (born 12 October 1998 in Starnberg)
    • Princess Odilia of Bavaria (born 25 March 2002 in Starnberg)
  • Princess Gisela of Bavaria (born 10 September 1964 in Leutstetten), married on 3 April 1987 in Mexico City, Prince Alexander of Saxe-Gessaphe, Margrave of Meissen (born 12 February 1954 in Munich), son of Roberto de Afif, Prince of Gessaphe, and Princess Anna of Saxony. They have four children:
    • Prince Georg Philipp of Saxe-Gessaphe (born 24 May 1988 in Mexico City)
    • Prince Mauricio Gabriel Robert of Saxe-Gessaphe (born 14 September 1989 in Mexico City)
    • Prince Paul Clemens of Saxe-Gessaphe (born 23 March 1993 in Mexico City)
    • Princess Maria Teresita of Saxe-Gessaphe (born 7 July 1999 in Dresden)

Later life[edit]

Rasso was a Grand Prior of the Bavarian Order of Saint George, Knight of the Order of Saint Hubert, and a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XVIII. "Haus Bayern". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2007, pp. 9-11. (German) ISBN 978-3-7980-0841-0.
  • Adalbert Prinz von Bayern. Die Wittelsbacher: Geschichte unserer Familie. München: Prestel Verlag, 1979.