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
Died 12 September 2011(2011-09-12) (aged 85)
Spouse Archduchess Theresa of Austria (m. 1955)
Issue Princess Maria-Theresia
Prince Franz-Josef
Princess Elisabeth
Prince Wolfgang
Princess Benedikta
Prince Christoph
Princess Gisela
Full name
German: Rasso Maximilian Rupprecht
House Wittelsbach
Father Prince Franz of Bavaria
Mother Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ

Prince Rasso of Bavaria (German: Rasso Maximilian Rupprecht Prinz von Bayern) (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.


On 17 October 1955 Rasso married Archduchess Theresa of Austria, the 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]

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.



  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.