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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2005, 12:24:32 PM »
Albrecht had four children with his first wife Countess Maria Draskovich: two girls, Marie Gabrielle and Marie Charlotte, who are twins and two boys, of whom the elder, Franz, is the head of the royal Bavarian family today and his younger brother Max is the head of the ducal Bavarian family.

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2005, 11:41:22 AM »
Thanks for responding to my question, it is nice to know that the only survivor of these children went on and had children to continue the family, I hope I can find a book that mentions them.. I will look them up more on the internet.

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« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2006, 10:12:48 AM »
Anybody have anything more to say...this is an interesting topic, after all.

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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2006, 11:31:34 AM »
I totally agree with you, a very interesting tread! :)

Here´s a 4-generation-photo of the family:
Luitpold Prince Regent of Bavaria (1821-1912),
Ludwig III. King of Bavaria (1845-1921),
Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869-1955) and
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria (1901-1914)




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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2006, 01:58:36 PM »
Here´s some info on Luitpold:

- born on 8 May 1901 in Bamberg as the son of Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his wife Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria

- he was baptized as Luitpold Maximilian Ludwig Karl by Archbishop Schork (also in Bamberg)

- A edit from a letter which his mother wrote during the summer of 1902, which the family spent at Berchtesgaden: "Our little boysey (Prince Luitpold) is growing up wonderfully and is progressing enormously, both mentally and physical. I can´t tell you how very much he´s the centre of all attention!
Rupprecht is so incredible nice with him and nearly spoils him. When he (Luitpold) nearly pulls of his (Rupprecht´s) legs, because he´s trying to take of his shoes or snaps away his newspaper, Rupprecht only laughs and is, I believe, very proud of his son.
The little one is really a terribly good-natured and friendly thing!"

- Luitpold had inherited his mother´s (rather reserved)personality, was introverted, thoughtfull and not always easy to understand

- he became lieutenant on 12 March 1910

- Luitpold died suddenly because of polio on 27 August 1914 in his family´s villa in Berchtesgaden. His
father´s reaction on the news, which had been telegraphed to him by the boy´s grandfather, Ludwig III. of Bavaria: "Now duty means to act, not to mourn."

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2006, 03:01:43 AM »
... a reaction I absolutely cannot understand. How can a father say something like that?
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 #36 on: January 21, 2006, 05:53:07 PM »
I guess it depends on what exactly it means. Maybe he meant the best way to deal was to just get on with life rather than let it drag you down. He had other children to live for and needed to be available to them. I suppose you need to know what exactly he meant by 'act'.
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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2006, 07:26:06 PM »
He was also probably in shock.  His wife and other son had died two years before and Luitpold was his heir.  I'm sure after a blow like that I wouldn't be talking sensibly either.

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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2006, 07:24:50 PM »
Perhaps Prince Luitpold's father was saying action over emotion was best, and that he had to go on and do his duty, a concept that became very common in the British Royal family later on. He suffered alot in just a few years time, and while I am sure he was shocked, perhaps he realized if he let himself go to grief nothing would get done, as he had experienced grief all too much. I enjoyed the part of that post about Prince Luitpold's personality.

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« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2006, 06:54:42 AM »
What a beautiful child! He would have turned into a strapping young lad should circumstances have been better for the poor thing! As for his fathers response , who knows, he may have been in shock, or his emotions may have been guided by protocol?

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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2006, 08:18:54 AM »
He was a beautiful child, and I am sure would have been a very interesting young man, but the tragedies that seemed to beset his family claimed him too...

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« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2006, 07:45:13 PM »
Does anyone else have anything to say about this issue, it seems to stop for awhile, and then start again.

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2006, 09:45:15 PM »
It seems to have a rather limited life as poor Luitpold died when he was just 13. There really isn't much that can be said. He was healthy until then, unlike Alexei, so there isn't any inherent drama in his chidlhood.
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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2006, 08:05:08 AM »
But his family seems interesting enough, I think. :)

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Re: Prince Luitpold of Bavaria 1901-1914
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2006, 10:05:34 AM »
Yes it is and there are several threads which deal with them.
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