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Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis

Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and TaxisBiography, Prince of Thurn and Taxis

Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
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Intro Prince of Thurn and Taxis
A.K.A. Albert I. von Thurn und Taxis, Fürst Albert I. von Thurn und Taxis, F...
Was Prince Politician
From Germany
Type Royals Politics
Gender male
Birth 8 May 1867, Regensburg, Germany
Death 22 January 1952, Regensburg, Germany (aged 84 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Family
Mother: Duchess Helene in Bavaria
Father: Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Siblings: Maximilian Maria, 7th Prince of Thurn and TaxisPrincess Elisabeth of Thurn and TaxisPrincess Louise of Thurn and Taxis
Spouse: Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria
Children: Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and TaxisFranz Joseph, 9th Prince of Thurn and TaxisKarl August, 10th Prince of Thurn and TaxisPrince Max Emanuel of Thurn and TaxisPrince Raphael Rainer of Thurn and TaxisPrince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn and Taxis Philipp Ernst Prinz von Thurn und Taxis
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Biography

Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (full German name: Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral Fürst von Thurn und Taxis; 8 May 1867 – 22 January 1952) was the eighth Prince of Thurn and Taxis and Head of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis from 2 June 1885 until his death on 22 January 1952.

Early life

Albert was born at Regensburg, Germany, the younger son of Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis (1831–1867) and Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834–1890). His father died when he was less than two months old, and he was raised by his mother.

Archduchess Margarethe and her husband Albert


Succession

In 1871 Albert's grandfather Maximilian Karl died, and his older brother Maximilian Maria succeeded as Fürst. Maxmilian died 2 June 1885 and Albert succeeded as Fürst; his mother served as regent until his 21st birthday in 1888. On 8 May 1889 he was named Duke of Wörth and Donaustauf by Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria. On 30 November 1889 he was made a knight of the Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece.

Marriage and issue

On 15 July 1890 in Budapest, Hungary, Albert married Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria (6 July 1870 – 2 May 1955), daughter of Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria. Albert purchased the 'Empress Eugenie Tiara' as a wedding present for Margarethe; the tiara, designed by Gabriel Lemmonier in 1853, was part of the French crown jewels and is now in the Louvre in Paris.

Albert and Margarethe had eight children:

Death

Albert died at Regensburg where he is buried with his wife in the crypt chapel of Schloss St. Emmeram, formerly St. Emmeram's Abbey.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 8 May 1867 – 10 November 1870: His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis
  • 10 November 1870 – 2 June 1885: His Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
  • 2 June 1885 – 22 January 1952: His Serene Highness The Prince of Thurn and Taxis

Honours

  • Grand Master of the Order of Parfaite Amitié
  • Knight of the Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece
  • In 1923 Albert received an honorary doctorate of philosophy from the University of Innsbruck.

Ancestry

16. Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
16. Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
8. Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
17. Duchess Auguste of Württemberg
4. Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
9. Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19. Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
2. Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
20. Pandolphus Ferdinand, Baron of Dörnberg
10. Ernst, Baron of Dörnberg
21. Caroline Dorothea of Löwenstein
5. Baroness Wilhelmine of Dörnberg
22. Friedrich Maximilian, Baron of Glauburg
11. Baroness Wilhelmine Henriette Maximiliane of Glauburg
23. Wilhelmine Auguste Caroline of Geismar
1. Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
24. Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria
12. Duke Pius August in Bavaria
25. Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
6. Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
26. Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg
13. Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
27. Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly
3. Duchess Helene in Bavaria
28. Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
14. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
29. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
7. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
30. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
15. Caroline of Baden
31. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
16. Karl Anselm, 4th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
8. Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
17. Duchess Auguste of Württemberg
4. Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
9. Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19. Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
2. Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
20. Pandolphus Ferdinand, Baron of Dörnberg
10. Ernst, Baron of Dörnberg
21. Caroline Dorothea of Löwenstein
5. Baroness Wilhelmine of Dörnberg
22. Friedrich Maximilian, Baron of Glauburg
11. Baroness Wilhelmine Henriette Maximiliane of Glauburg
23. Wilhelmine Auguste Caroline of Geismar
1. Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
24. Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria
12. Duke Pius August in Bavaria
25. Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
6. Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
26. Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg
13. Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
27. Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly
3. Duchess Helene in Bavaria
28. Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
14. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
29. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
7. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
30. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
15. Caroline of Baden
31. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
8. Karl Alexander, 5th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
17. Duchess Auguste of Württemberg
4. Maximilian Karl, 6th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
9. Duchess Therese of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19. Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
2. Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis
20. Pandolphus Ferdinand, Baron of Dörnberg
10. Ernst, Baron of Dörnberg
21. Caroline Dorothea of Löwenstein
5. Baroness Wilhelmine of Dörnberg
22. Friedrich Maximilian, Baron of Glauburg
11. Baroness Wilhelmine Henriette Maximiliane of Glauburg
23. Wilhelmine Auguste Caroline of Geismar
1. Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
24. Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria
12. Duke Pius August in Bavaria
25. Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
6. Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
26. Duke Louis Marie of Arenberg
13. Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg
27. Marie Adélaïde Julie de Mailly
3. Duchess Helene in Bavaria
28. Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken
14. Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria
29. Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach
7. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
30. Charles Louis, Hereditary Prince of Baden
15. Caroline of Baden
31. Landgravine Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt
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