Thyssen family

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The Thyssen family[1] has notable members, all of whom descend from Friedrich Thyssen, who have established steel works, elevators and escalators, industrial conglomerates, banks, and art collections - Thyssen AG, ThyssenKrupp and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Originating from Germany, family members have taken up residence in various countries.

  • Isaak Lambert Thyssen, (c. 1685-1773), wed firstly before 1720 Johanna Wirtz (died c. 1728); wed secondly 1730 Anna Maria Charlier (died c. 1738); wed thirdly c. 1740 Mechtild Deutz (1701-?). He had issue:
  • Nikolaus Thyssen (1727-1778), wed 1763 Anna Maria Hungs (1740-1825)
  • Nikolaus Thyssen (1763-1814), wed 1792 Christine Nellessen (1767-1818)
  • Johann Friedrich Thyssen (1804-1877), a banker and wire producer, wed 1838 his cousin Katharina Thyssen (1814-1888), daughter of Isaak Thyssen (1766-1815) and Margaretha Kluck (1784-1868)
  • Anna (Anita) Thyssen (1909-1990), wed 1936 Gábor Ödön Ladislaus Josef Maria Graf Zichy de Zich et Vásonykeö (Graz, 1 May 1910 - 25 May 1974), son of count Ladislaus Zichy de Zich et Vásonykeö and Juliane Wittmann. Anita and Ödön divorced in 1946.
  • Friedrich-August aka Federico Augusto Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1937-2014), he and his brother Claudio sold their remaining 16,6% in Thyssen AG in 1995; wed firstly 1960 Alayde Mutzenbecher (1943-), divorced; wed secondly 1976 Maria Stella Fratta Silvero (1950-), divorced 1984; wed thirdly 1987 Maria Inés Sellarés (1952-), divorced 1989; and wed fourthly 2002 Laura Arce (1958-)
  • Alejandro Augusto Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1961-), wed firstly 1993 Janaina da Silva Fires (1972-), divorced; wed secondly 2002 Anna Sazontyeva (1969-), divorced.
  • Katarina Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1996-)
  • Julia Pavlina Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (2004-)
  • Marcia Amelia Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1963-), wed 1987 Felipe de La Balze, divorced
  • Claudia Caroline Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1966-)
  • Federico Julian Ladislao Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1978-), wed 2005 Carolina Valenzuela (1977-)
  • Federico Ladislao Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (2006-)
  • Gabriel Federico Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1988-)
  • Claudio Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1942-), wed firstly 1963 Elsa Barcellos (1944-), divorced 1980; wed secondly 1980 Christina Llacer (1960-)
  • Anna Christina Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1964-), wed 1985 Alejandro Moreno (1963-) with issue: Alejandro Moreno, Sophia Moreno, Bianca Moreno
  • Isabel Luise Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1966-), wed 1994 Philippe Franck Alexis Chiroussot-Chambeaux (1965-) with issue: Alexa Marianne Chiroussot-Chambeaux (1997-), Hélène Chiroussot-Chambeaux (1999-) and Nicolas Chiroussot-Chambeaux (2003-)
  • Claudio Eduardo Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1971-), wed Florencia Badino (1973-) with issue:
  • Tomas Count Zichy-Thyssen (2001-)
  • Maximiliano Count Zichy-Thyssen (2006-)
  • Emilia Countess Zichy-Thyssen (2010-)
  • Augusto Count Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1974-), wed Maria Eugenia de Andrade (1975-) with issue:
  • Matias Count Zichy-Thyssen (2008-)
  • Felipe Count Zichy-Thyssen (2010-)
  • Cynthie Janine Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1981-)
  • Yasmine Kristen Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1984-)
  • Amelie Justine Countess Zichy-Thyssen de Zich et Vásonykeö (1987-), wed Christopher G. Gort, with issue: Shiloh J. Gort, and Kalaya Gort
  • Heinrich Freiherr Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1875-1947), refused to participate in the Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG of his brother Fritz in 1926 and founded his own enterprise, including his father's foreign investments and some German companies apart from the Thyssen steelworks: August Thyssensche Unternehmungen des In- und Auslandes GmbH, today TBG (Thyssen-Bornemisza Group) Holdings N.V., wed 1stly 1906 Margit Freiin Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1887-1971), divorced 1932 with issue; wed 2ndly 1932 Else (Maud) Zarske adopted Feller (1909-), divorced 1937 without issue; wed 3rdly 1937 Gunhild von Fabrice (1908-2008), divorced 1945 without issue
  • Henrik Gábor István Ágost Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1907-1981), wed 1stly 1929 Elisabeth Clarkson, wed 2ndly 1932 Ilona Kugler (1905-1992), without issue
  • Margit Gabriella Lujza Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1911-1989), aka "The Killer Countess",[note 1] wed 1933 Johann (Iván) Maria Josef Ladislaus Count Batthyány de Német-Ujvar (1910-1985)
  • Johann Ladislaus Heinrich Maria Count Batthyány de Német-Ujvar (1934-1967)
  • Robert Heinrich Maria Count Batthyány de Német-Ujvar (1935-), wed 1966 Christine Riechert (1938-)
  • Tatiana Christina Maria Countess Batthyány de Német-Ujvar (1968-), wed 1993 Konrad Count von Waldersee (1957-) (sixth grandson in male line of Leopold III, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau), with issue: Heinrich Count von Waldersee (1996-), Laura Countess von Waldersee (1998-) and László Count von Waldersee (2000-)
  • Iván Christof Count Batthyány de Német-Ujvar (1979-), wed 2009 Carolin Nauber
  • Gabrielle Wilhelmine Hedwige Marie Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1915-), wed 1938 Adolf Willem Carel Baron Bentinck van Schoonheten (1905-1970), with issue:
  • Henriette Louise Maria Baroness Bentinck van Schoonheten (1949-2010), wed firstly 1967 Spencer Compton, 7th Marquess of Northampton (1946-), divorced 1973 with issue; wed secondly Richard Thompson, divorced without issue; wed thirdly 1978 Serge Boissevain (1947-2011), with issue
  • Carel Johannes Baron Bentinck van Schoonheten (1957-), wed firstly Nora de Picciotto (ex-wife of Prince Adam Karol Czartoryski), divorced; and wed secondly to Lisa Hogan,[3] actress, divorced, with issue by second marriage:
  • 1st marriage 1946-50 with Princess Maria Theresa Amalia of Lippe-Weissenfeld (1925-), with issue (a son that the alleged biological father is their brother-in-law Count Iván Batthyány de Német-Ujvar) :
  • Georg Heinrich, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva, aka "Heini Junior" (1950-), chairman of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Group, who has one son by Catharina Eleonore Countess von Meran-Brandhofen (1967-)
  • Simon Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (2001-)
  • Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1963-) converted to Islam, wed Alexandra Wright, with issue:
  • Baroness Julia Thyssen-Bornemisza (2006-)
  • 4th marriage 1967-84 with Denise Shorto (1942-), with issue:
  • Baron Wilfried Alexander August Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon et Impérfalva (1974-)
  • 5th marriage 1985 with María del Carmen Rosario Soledad "Tita" Cervera Fernández de la Guerra (1943-)
  • Borja Thyssen-Bornemisza (1980-) (Tita's natural son, adopted by his stepfather Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza) wed 2007 Blanca Cuesta, with issue:
  • Sacha Thyssen-Bornemisza (2008-)
  • Eric Thyssen-Bornemisza (2010-)
  • Hedwig Thyssen (1878-1950), wed firstly 1899 Ferdinand Freiherr von Neufforge (1869-1942), divorced 1908; wed secondly 1908 Maximilian (Max) Freiherr von Berg (1859-1924), separated; with issue, three daughters and a natural son (this last who used his mother's maiden name)
  • Hedwig Freiin von Neufforge (1900-1962), wed firstly 1918 Tassilo Freiherr von Berg (1897-1962), divorced 1923; wed secondly 1924 Gustav Edler von Remiz (1888-1939)
  • Dagmar Baroness von Berg (1919-), wed firstly 1954 Joseph Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln (1899-1963); wed secondly 1967 Juan Manuel de Celorrio (1920-)
  • Carlos Count von Ledebur-Wicheln (1954-), wed 1981 Claudia di Baja (1956-), with issue: Alexandra Countess von Ledebur-Wicheln (1982-), Dominique Countess von Ledebur-Wicheln (1985-), Patrick Count von Ledebur-Wicheln (1989-) and Maximilian Count von Ledebur-Wicheln (1998-)
  • Huberto Count von Ledebur-Wicheln (1956-), wed 1994 Maria Alejandra Mettler, with issue: Maria Victoria Countess von Ledebur-Wicheln (1995-) and José Igneus Count von Ledebur-Wicheln (1998-)
  • Maximiliane Freiin von Berg (1908-2004), wed firstly 1927 Viktor Freiherr Seßler von Herzinger (1901-), divorced 1933; wed secondly 1935 Ernst Cassione (1894-), divorced 1937; wed thirdly 1937 Roman Marquart (1900-1944), divorced 1944; wed fourthly 1945 Béla Orgoványi-Hanstein (1907-), divorced 1962, with issue from the last:
  • Attila Orgoványi-Hanstein (1946-1987), wed Britta Winternitz (1941-), with issue:
  • Ildikó Orgoványi-Hanstein (1951-), wed 1983, as his third wife (divorced 1990) to Antal Baron Lipthay de Kisfalud et Lubelle (1946-; whose children, by this marriage, adopted the Freiherren von Berg name)
  • Christoph Freiherr von Berg (1983-)
  • Antonia Freiin von Berg (1986-)
  • Valentin Freiherr von Berg (1986-)
  • Mignonne Freiin von Berg (1917-1958), wed 1939 Count Friedrich of Wurmbrand-Stuppach (1904-1997), divorced 1945, without issue
  • Joseph Thyssen (1844–1915), assistant to his brother August, wed Klara Bagel (1856–1918)
  • Julius Thyssen (1881–1946)
  • Hans Thyssen (1890–1943)
  • Bodo Thyssen (1918-2004), wed 1969 (divorced 1989) Renate (née Kerkhoff, born 1939-; her children by her previous marriage adopted the Thyssen name):

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  1. ^ During the final days of World War II, on 24 March 1945, she hosted a party for SS officers, Gestapo leaders, Nazi Youth, and local collaborators at the Thyssen's castle at Rechnitz during which 200 Jews were slaughtered. Whether Margit herself personally killed anyone at the party is disputed.[2]

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