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Re: Ludwig III's daughters-Bavaria
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2008, 10:54:33 AM »
Thank you; and very fine rabbits they are too.

We seem to have had something of everyone except for Maria.

Meanwhile, another of Mathilde at the time of her wedding:

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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2008, 11:02:10 AM »
Mathilde and husband again...


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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2008, 12:49:02 PM »
here with her brood of rabits -- interesting hooby for a princess, isn't it? ;) 
300 height=502]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v433/feomarie/PrincessGundelinde.jpg[/img]

Actually this postcard of the princess - made during WWI - should encourage the Bavarian people to breed rabits during the late war years with it's shortage of food.

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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2008, 01:10:26 PM »
The rabits of the princess wouldn´t have been enough to make a difference, but I can understand the feelings of the bavarians...

A picture of Maria Ludwiga Theresia, princess of Bavaria. The man is her husband Ferdinand of Borbon, duke of Calabria:


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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2008, 02:49:23 PM »
The rabits of the princess wouldn´t have been enough to make a difference, but I can understand the feelings of the bavarians...

You got me wrong, Yseult. One wanted the people to follow the princess' example and breed rabits of their own.

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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2008, 03:37:11 PM »
This picture from 1888 shows them as children, all in a row from the oldest to the youngest; it includes Dietlinde who died within a year or so of her birth.



Rupprecht, Adelgunde, Marie, Karl, Franz, Mathilde, Wolfgang, Hildegard, Wiltrud, Helmtrud and Dietlinde. Gundelinde was yet to come.

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Re: Ludwig III's daughters-Bavaria
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2008, 03:41:10 PM »
Cool pix! thanks!

Breeding rabbits? that sounds boring....I can understand dogs, but rabbits? they are not really nice and human loving animals.
All the rabbits i met bit me. my fingers are not carets!

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2008, 04:15:02 PM »
13 altogether; they obviously thought you can't have too much of a good thing. The rabbits were bred to encourage everyone else to breed them, for food; there was a desperate shortage of food in Germany in the last two years of the war. Rabbits can be thoroughly friendly if they are handled properly. I have a neighbour who has a house-rabbit; unfortunately it leaves droppings everywhere. 

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2008, 04:20:14 PM »
I found it sad that some of them went without husbands or married late.  :(

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Re: Ludwig III's daughters-Bavaria
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2008, 05:39:15 PM »
13 altogether; they obviously thought you can't have too much of a good thing. The rabbits were bred to encourage everyone else to breed them, for food; there was a desperate shortage of food in Germany in the last two years of the war. Rabbits can be thoroughly friendly if they are handled properly. I have a neighbour who has a house-rabbit; unfortunately it leaves droppings everywhere. 

I'm always gentle with small animals, they just didn't like me, i guess. lol.

Ludwig and his wife were catholics, they bred like rabbits! lol (just joking, please don't find it offensive)

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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2008, 06:15:20 PM »
I was meaning if the owner of the rabbit had socialized it properly; if they are just left in a hutch and taken out occasionally, they can be tetchy.

Crown Prince Rupprecht had 11 children (though by two different wives).

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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2008, 03:55:07 AM »


Hildegarde, Helmtrud, Gundelinde and Wiltrud.    (Agreed? There is a more difficult one to come.)

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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2008, 04:26:12 AM »
Wonderful Pictures! Wiltrud and Helmtrud look very close as children!  Did Wiltrud marry early?

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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2008, 04:50:12 AM »
Wiltrud married Wilhelm, Duke of Urach, in 1924, when she was about 40, as his second wife. So a late marriage like her sister Adelgunde. Her husband had had a chance at different times of becoming Prince of Monaco (he was in fact the legitimate heir but the French didn't want a German there), King of Albania and King of Lithuania!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindaugas_II_of_Lithuania
Helmtrud never married, neither did Hildegarde.

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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2008, 08:36:37 AM »
This picture from 1888 shows them as children, all in a row from the oldest to the youngest; it includes Dietlinde who died within a year or so of her birth.



Rupprecht, Adelgunde, Marie, Karl, Franz, Mathilde, Wolfgang, Hildegard, Wiltrud, Helmtrud and Dietlinde. Gundelinde was yet to come.

A 14th child is missing: Nothburga, born and died before the pic was taken...

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