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Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« on: November 19, 2005, 06:28:20 AM »
Hi!
There´s a topic on his little brother Albrecht, so I thoght that Luitpold ought to have one too!
His parents were Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria. I´d lioke to find out more about him. Why did he die aged only 13 years? Is there more known about him? Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2005, 09:11:36 AM »
Luitpold Maximilian Ludwig Karl, Prince of Bavaria, was born on 8 May 1901 in Bamberg. He died of polio on 27 Aug 1914 in Berchtesgaden.





Luitpold and his beautiful mother Marie Gabrielle



Princess Marie Gabrielle and her sons Luitpold, Albrecht and little Rudolf. He was called "Fliederbaby" in the family.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 11:32:33 AM »
The death of young Prince Luitpold was a tragedy indeed.  Poor Rupprecht and Albrecht lost so many of their family members in such quick succession.  Terrible really...reminds one of the death of Louis XIV's immediate family between 1711-1714.

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005, 05:43:08 PM »
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Hi!
There´s a topic on his little brother Albrecht, so I thoght that Luitpold ought to have one too!
His parents were Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria. I´d lioke to find out more about him. Why did he die aged only 13 years? Is there more known about him? Thanks in advance! :)


The children of Rupprecht and MG were: Luitpold (1901-1913 just a short time after his mother) ; Irmingard who died at 8 mos in 1903; Albrecht (1905-1996); Rudolf (1909- 1912) .

Luitpold contracted polio from a playmate and died. Irmingard died of diptheria and Rudolf had diabetes I believe. There was a stillborn daughter as well. MG died in 1912 due to a longtime kidney problem. It's often thought that she basically lost her will to live after the deaths of 2 of her children (thankfully she didn't live to see her eldest die as well).
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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2005, 03:14:43 AM »
Marie Gabrielle had a premature birth on December 6th 1906 at the Leuchtenbergpalais in Munich. The little Princess was born dead.
Marie Gabrielle lost a lot of blood. She was in danger of her life for some days. The Odeonsplatz and all the streets next to the palais was closed to traffic, because Marie Gabrielle needed a lot of quiet.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2005, 04:05:32 PM »
Wow!! I have lots of questions:
Any more pictures of Prince Luitpold??
Any books on him??
His hobbies, or interests??
Any web sites??

Please and thank you!! ;D Doesnt he look like Alexei Nikolaiev Romanov??!! :o

Sofi ;)

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005, 05:24:39 PM »
As far as I know, Luitpold was very close to his little brother Albrecht.  They probably played a whole bunch of games that brothers play.  

There are a ton of pictures here:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/luitpoldbav1901album.htm

and here:
http://www.jacobite.ca/postcards/postcards3.htm

Hope that helps.  :)

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2005, 09:21:05 PM »
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Sofi ;)

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2005, 03:42:04 AM »
a memorial card for Luitpold (sorry for the small size  :-/)

the text:
(anläßlich des Hinscheidens Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Erbprinzen Luitpold von Bayern am 27. August 1914)

Klein Luitpolds Tod!
In tiefer Trauer steht Bayerns Thron
Um des siegreichen Kronprinzen ältesten Sohn.
Prinz Luitpold, der jüngste Leutnant
Aus dem Deutschen Heeer, aus dem Bayerland,
Ist plötzlich, dieweil unsere Waffen voll Segen,
Den grimmsten Feinde machtlos erlegen. -
Wißt ihr, warum die Welt ihn verlor?
Ein Leutnant fehlte im himmlischen Chor.
Darum zog Prinz Luitpold im Himmel ein,
Er wird nun der Engel Heerführer sein.
Und hört Ihr in Lüften ein Summen und Schwirren
So muß klein´ Luitpold sein Heer inspizieren;
Er zieht mit uns hinaus ins Feld
Wo Schwerter klirren und Schlachtruf gellt,
Und führt uns sicher aus Feindeskrieg
Mit Kinderhänden durch Nacht zum Sieg.
Soldaten im Feld, jetzt müssen wir siegen,
Jetzt werden dem Feind wir nimmer erliegen,
Denn uns begleitet immerdar
Klein´ Luitpold mit seiner Engelschar.

by Etta Beda-Schwarz in 1914
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Linnea »

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2005, 04:02:04 AM »
and some more pics:

Luitpold, Albrecht and an unknown lady, maybe their gouverness (1910)


Luitpold and Albrecht fishing




Luitpold with an unknown man, probably his tutor, who is actually holding his little brother Albrecht´s hand


Albecht, Luitpold, their father Rupprecht and their grandfather Ludwig III. in 1913/1914
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Linnea »

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2005, 07:18:48 AM »
Could you translate the German for me, please?? ???

Sofi ;)

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2005, 10:34:59 AM »
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Could you translate the German for me, please?? ???

Sofi ;)


Maybe somebody else wants to translate it? My English isn´t that good... :-/

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2005, 10:44:48 AM »
Oh, this little prince was such a sweatheart! And his fate was soo sad! :'(
BTW, do you think that his looks resemlances to those of Russia´s Tsarevich Alexei? I think the resemblance is evident!

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2005, 11:25:23 AM »
Here's a translation of the poem (I find it rather stomach-churning though!)

(on the occasion of the death of his royal highness the hereditary prince Luitpold of Bavaria on 27. August 1914)

Little Luitpolds Death!

In deepest mourning stands Bavaria's throne for the eldest son of our victorious crown prince.
Prinz Luitpold, the youngest lieutenant
in the German Army, from the land of the Bavarians,
has suddenly, while our guns were blessed with success,
been overcome by the grimmest enemy.

Do I know why the world has lost him?
- A lieutenant was missing from the heavenly choir.
so Prince Luitpold went up to heaven,
where the little angel will lead his own army.

And if you hear in the air a humming and whirring
that will be little Luitpold inspecting his troops;
He will come with us out into battle
where swords clatter and  battle-cries resound,
and lead us to victory over the enemy
helping us with a childs hand in the night.

Soldiers, now we must triumph,
now we can never be beaten by the enemy,
because we will always have with us
little Luitpold with his choir of angels.

by Etta Beda-Schwarz in 1914


« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by bell_the_cat »
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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2005, 11:32:51 AM »
Thank you very much, bell_the_cat! Your translation is brilliant!