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Offline Daniela

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Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« on: October 25, 2006, 04:22:09 AM »
OK, I think that the Windisch Gratz are Mediatized Noble Family, right?

Hugo Alfred Adolf Philipp Fst zu Windisch-Grätz was married firstly to Luise, Dss of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and after her death, he married Pss Matylda Radziwill.

I've read that he died in the Schloß Haasberg on 26 Nov 1904.
Schloß Haasberg is in Slovenia near Postojna. Unfortunatly this once beautiful palace is in ruin.



If I am not mistaken, Mariano-Hugo Fst zu Windisch-Grätz was interested in restitution of this castle back to his family. But, don't know if he still want the castle back.

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 12:52:25 PM »
Thank you Daniela,lovely links!I would like to know much more about Prince Hugo and his two wives Louise and Mathilde!I have always found strange the connection beteween Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Windisch-Graetz families,one being Protestant or Lutheran and the other catholic!Can anone tell me how did it come do the marriages between those two families?

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 09:54:39 AM »
The princely family of Windisch-Graetz is indeed a mediatized family.  The current head of house is Fürst Hugo, who several years ago made a fantastic marriiage to the stunning Archduchess Sophie of Austria, a Romanov descendant through both her great-grandparents, Nicholas of Greece and Helen Vladimirovna of Russia.

The Fürst and Fürstin reside at the marvelous Palazzzo taverna in Rome.

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 07:54:54 AM »
Any pictures of Hugo,Louise or Mathilde von Windisch-Graetz?

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006, 10:50:26 AM »
Has anybody pictures of the sons of Elisabeth of Windisch-Grätz, daughter of Franz Josephs son Rudolf, as adults? Unfortunaly I only know child pictures of them. Does anybody have infos or pictures of their descendants from today?

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 09:36:22 AM »
Franz Joseph, the oldest son:


Rudolf, the youngest son with his motorbike and a friend:


and at work (if his great-grandfather would have known that):

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 11:59:30 AM »


He worked as "Pumpenhalter" as we call this job in Germany.  ;)
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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2006, 04:02:29 AM »
Thanks very much for the pictures. Where do they come from? Wonderful, strange to see a descendant of Franz Joseph doing such a job, are there more infos about that somewhere?

To MarieCharlotte: In my opinion pictures of Stephanie are very rare, or not? Because I only found childhood pictures of her!
Thanks!!!!! Do you have sources? Would be very interested ;)
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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2006, 06:18:43 AM »
Thanks very much for the pictures. Where do they come from? Wonderful, strange to see a descendant of Franz Joseph doing such a job, are there more infos about that somewhere?

They are out from the book "Kaiseradler und rote Nelke", the biography about Elisabeth Marie written by her own daughter-in-law, Princess Ghislaine Windisch-Graetz. If I remember correctly, she writes a bit about Rudolf too, but not very much.

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2006, 12:02:15 PM »
Thanks very much!!!
This must be an interesting book. Are there any more pictures of Elisabeths children or are these the only ones?
Is the content of the book interesting?
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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2006, 01:06:05 PM »
Yes there are some more photos of Elisabeth and her children in the book.
Personally I liked the book, though it has been a time since I read it. Maybe I should re-read it.

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 08:45:59 AM »
I still didn't buy the book, but got the interest again.

I found in the belgian Foto-Archive Cegesoma some interesting wedding pictures of Princess Stephanie of Windischgrätz, daughter of Archduchess Elisabeth Marie, which I had never seen before.

Maybe some are interested in seeing them:


It's the wedding of Elisabeth of Windischgrätz and her first husband Pierre d' Alcantara, comte de Querrieu:










For me she does not look at all like her mother or her parents...as far as I can remember there was some odd on her father, if he is really the prince of Windisch-Grätz. But I link that has a little of her great-grandmother ELisabeth of Austria....
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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2008, 04:27:24 PM »
It is said, that Stephanie was a daughter of Archduchess Elisabeth and her lover Egon Lerch, so maybe that is why she has no "Windischgrätz look"...

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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 11:26:27 AM »
Are there any pictures of Egon to compare??
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Re: Princes zu Windisch-Grätz
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008, 06:23:52 PM »
Are there any pictures of Egon to compare??
There is a picture of Egon Lerch in the wonderful book by Friedrich Weissensteiner "Die rote Erzherzogin". The biography by her daughter in law Princess Ghislaine zu Windisch-Graetz "L'Archiduchesse rouge" is also very good.

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