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Re: House of Wittelsbach
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2005, 10:43:21 AM »
Hehe, im surprised that they would let him be king for so long, when they had the right to remove him! Or didnt they?

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2005, 10:49:11 AM »
He did succeed to the the throne after his brother's death, but "ruled" under the regency of his uncle Luitold who replaced him as king in 1913. Otto died in 1916.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2005, 07:36:58 PM »
Crazy or not, Ludwig was a physical specimen of grand stature. He was about 6 feet 7 inches tall, and weighted about 230 pounds. As a younger man, he remained in good shape, so he was quite good looking and a very impressive sight to behold.
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2005, 07:45:48 PM »
What is that in centimeters and kilos?  :)

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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2005, 07:54:17 PM »
Just over 2 m & 104 k..I think
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2005, 08:03:50 PM »
Thank you. That is quit big!

Who were Duchess Sophie sisters?

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Re: House of Wittelsbach
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2005, 08:29:52 PM »
Helene, Fürstin von Thurn und Taxis (1834-1890)

Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary (1837-1898)

Marie, Queen of the Two Sicilies (1841-1925)

Mathilde, Countess of Trani (1843-1925)

Helene widowed at 33.  Elisabeth assassinated at 61(her only son committed suicide), Marie in a helplessly unhappy marriage, Mathilde widowed at 43 after her husband committed suicide.

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2005, 12:13:18 PM »
Regarding Otto, couldnt they just have made his uncle king from the beginning, when they did it later?
What changed the situation?

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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2005, 12:27:21 PM »
Was the Thurn und Taxis family a former ruling house in Germany?
And if such, what did they rule?

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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2005, 03:12:04 PM »
the thurn and taxis family never ruled.  The were raised to princes for their communication/mailing services to the Austriam emperor.   They profited from their business and were very rich.  

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Re: House of Wittelsbach
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2005, 04:44:51 PM »
Thank you. So the family were/was nobility.
But a nice way to say thank you for you services..

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Re: House of Wittelsbach
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2005, 01:44:11 PM »
Can someone explain why Sissis ducal family were
"in Bavaria" and not "of Bavaria".

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Re: House of Wittelsbach
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2005, 03:53:20 PM »
They were "in Bavaria" because they were only a collateral branch of the ruling house of the Wittelsbachs.
Duke Max was granted the title of "royal highness" only in 1845.
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2005, 05:29:32 PM »
I see, thank you :).
From whom did the family descend? Was it a Wittelsbach of the main branch?

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« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2005, 04:34:35 PM »
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She had an unhappy marriage to the Duc D'Alencon & was burned to death in fire at a charity bazaar.  :(



According to Greg's book (which I just started-and I'm finding it fascinating!), their marriage was actually very happy.  He also says that she died because she refused to leave until all of the other girls around her were rescued.  

Poor thing.

I'm finding the individual Lola Montez very interesting.  Anyone know of any good books on her?  
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