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Balkan Royal Families / Re: Prince Alexander of Battenberg/Bulgaria
« on: January 10, 2006, 04:33:13 AM »
Johanna is buried on the "Grazer St.-Leonhard-Friedhof". Zwetana is also buried there. Her grave is located on the Cemetarywall, backside of Riesstraße. (Riesstreet).

I've never been there, got the information from the Stadtarchiv in Graz, but I have a picture of Johannas Grave, well actually just a copy of a picture.

Maybe someone in the Forum is from Austria/Graz?? I'd like to go there one day, I'm trying to seduce my husband to go there on holiday. But unfortunatly he's  a "Surf dude".

;)


Greetings
VN



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Alexandra Feodorovna / Re: Alexandra's childhood homes
« on: December 21, 2005, 02:10:53 PM »
I wrote the following Information already in the Subject "Neues Palais", but I have the feeling that it should  belong here, also:

A new book is published about the Neue Palais in Darmstadt.
It is very interesting. A lot of information about the architectural aspects of the building, planing etc. great pictures of the rooms etc.

Title:  Das Darmstädter Neue Palais von Petra Tücks

€ 56,-,


You should be able to order it under following address:

Hessische Historische Kommission
Karolinenplatz 3
64289 Darmstadt

FAX: 06151-165901


;)
Greetings VN


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A new book is out about the "Neues Palais". This week there was a lecture about the book and Palais from the author in the Staatsarchiv in DA. Here the details:

Das Darmstädter Neue Palais - von Petra Tücks (Art Historian)

Verlag der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt,

400 Seiten (Pages), price: €56.-


It shows alot of unpublished material like sketches, pictures, plans (thats what the newspaper writes)

Unfortunatly I coundn't go, the Darmstädter Echo announced it really late. But I definitly will have a look at the book. If there is a ISBN, I will post it here, as soon as possible


VN





I just bought the book today and it is a great book. A lot of information about the different periods; from the planing of the building (architectual aspects etc.) to the interior decorations, rooms etc. The later years when the Arts & Crafts influence came up.

Pictures of the different rooms of Alice, even of their earlier home Prinz-Karl Palais.

I would say, even if you can't read german it is worth getting for everyone who is interested in the Hessian Familiy.

ISBN: 3-88443-302-4

It is published by the 'Selbstverlag der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt und der Historischen Kommission Hessen'

Titel:  Das Darmstädter Neue Palais von Petra Tücks


You could try to get it over:

Hess. Historische Kommission,
Karolinenplatz 3
64289 Darmstadt

FAX: 06151- 165901

From abroad it would be: +49 6151-165901




Greetings VN

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A new book is out about the "Neues Palais". This week there was a lecture about the book and Palais from the author in the Staatsarchiv in DA. Here the details:

Das Darmstädter Neue Palais - von Petra Tücks (Art Historian)

Verlag der Hessischen Historischen Kommission Darmstadt,

400 Seiten (Pages), price: €56.-


It shows alot of unpublished material like sketches, pictures, plans (thats what the newspaper writes)

Unfortunatly I coundn't go, the Darmstädter Echo announced it really late. But I definitly will have a look at the book. If there is a ISBN, I will post it here, as soon as possible


VN

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Balkan Royal Families / Re: Prince Alexander of Battenberg/Bulgaria
« on: December 01, 2005, 01:44:37 AM »
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Does anyone know what happened to his widow Johanna Loisinger or their children Arsen (1890-1965) and Zvetana (1893-1935 )? Did they maintain much contact with their Hesse/Greek/Mountbatten relations? I can't imagine they were discriminated against given 1) how much Sandro was loved and 2) the fact that the family was a morganatic branch themselves.


As far as I know, Sandro never saw his mother Julie again after his marriage to Johanna. But that wouldn't necessarily mean that they didn't write to eachother. But I don't know about that. One documented date: August 1908, Assen is visiting his aunt Marie in Schönberg.  

Johanna von Hartenau is burried in Graz. As well as Zwetana  who died 1935. (cause of death?)
Between WW I & II, Assen was working diplomaticly.  But where and what exactly (Diplomat/Secretary?) I don't know.  
After WWII he belonged to the finance ministry/office in Wien. He died 1965 .


Johanna evolved into a highly recognised pianist, working with Bruckner and Mahler and others in Wien and in Graz. In WW I it is said that she did charity work.


Greetings

VN


PS.  
In 1895 Johanna visited Queen Victoria in Nice (QV being there on vacation). QV wrote:  

"Yesterday poor dear Sandro's widow came to see me. Ludwig brought her; & I was so pleased with & touched by her. She is so handsome, so pleasing & so very distinguée. But she looks so sad.  She was very much upset at seeing me. " ( I guess that means that Johanna was crying?!)

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Balkan Royal Families / Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« on: November 25, 2005, 03:18:23 AM »
So the first part was build 1879 by Rumpelmayr for Alexander and the annex was added 1887 for Ferdinands family by Grünanger/Gruenanger!? This is how I would understand it.

And the palace was build on the ground where the old Ottoman Konak stood? (What was the Ottoman Konak, another "royal" place?

Thanks for your help

Greetings from Darmstadt

VN

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Balkan Royal Families / Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« on: November 24, 2005, 02:14:06 PM »
Can anyone tell me the name of the architect who build/planed  the Palace in Sofia (now National Art Gallery)?



Greetings from DA

VN

83
Forum Announcements / Re: Some Germans there???
« on: October 31, 2005, 01:16:41 PM »
Hallo Olga

I also live in Germany, in Darmstadt

Greetings

VN

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Hello again

Henry of Battenberg (Liko) was married to Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.

His oldest brother Ludwig von Battenberg (Louis)  later Mountbatten and then Milford Haven, was married to Victoria von Hessen, Sister to Alix and Irene and Ella & Ernst Ludwig (Ernie). Victoria von Hessen, later also Victoria Milford Haven (VMH) was a niece to Beatrice, since Alice (Victorias and Alixs Mother) was the older Sister of Beatrice.

Victoria and Louis are the Grandparents of Prince Philip.
Their daughter Alice of Greece was Prince Philips mother.
Louis Mountbatten (Dicki), the one you mentioned, was the youngest son of Louis and Victoria. Born 1900 and  killed 1979 by the IRA, like you said. So he was Prince Philips uncle and the youngest brother of Alice of Greece. The other two siblings were Louise, Queen of Sweden, and George (Georgie) Mountbatten.

Hope I could help and it is not to confusing  :)

Greetings again from DA
VN




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Heinrich (Henry) von Battenberg had an  Italian nurse (or wetnurse ) don't remember. She used to call him  Enrico, I guess the italian form for Heinrich. His older brother Alexander von Battenberg (Sandro) couldn't pronounce it properly (of course as a child and not as an adult ;D ) and called him Liko instead of Enrico. Thats the whole secret about it.  :)


Greetings from DA
VN

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Italian Royal Families / Re: Daughters of King Vittorio Emmanuele III
« on: September 16, 2005, 03:10:48 AM »
Heinrich Prinz von Hessen (Enrico D'Assia) Mafaldas son and brother to Landgraf Moritz von Hessen wrote a book about his childhood in Italy, his Hessen-Kassel family and wartime experience and of his mother & families destiny.


Der kristallene Lüster  

It is written in german and I don't think that there is a english translation published.  



Greetings from DA
Vanessa


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Queen Victoria was relatet to the Erbach-Schönbergs. Her Great-Grandfather (or great-great Grandfather ?!?) was a Erbach-Schönberg. Thats why she planted the Linde in the Schloßgarten in Schönberg during a  vistit to Marie von Erbach-Schönberg. Sorry for not more specific names and dates, I'm just writing this by memory. If I have more time I will give more exact info after looking it up again.


Prinz Emil Schlösschen in Darmstadt, I lived across the street for several Years. It is a park now, inside of the Schlösschen nothing really remembers of the former owners. There is a day care center and a bicycle repair shop in it (when I lived there). They also have children entertainment there and concerts, but everything on a quiet level. So it still has a certain charm.


Greetings von Darmstadt

Vanessa

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The Hohenzollern / Re: German Royals and Nazism/Royals and the Reich
« on: August 21, 2005, 03:28:48 PM »
I am reading Hugo Vickers Bio about Alice of Greece at the moment.  I haven't reached the actual chapter yet, but browsing through the book and looking at the pictures; The jewish Cohen Family was hidden (hid ?) by Alice during the german occupation in Athens in 1943.

Just thought this would be interesting to know and I belive a lot of you guys out there have read it and can give more Info for now.

Greetings from Darmstadt
Vanessa

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Hallo everybody. I'm usually a "silent user" of the forum which is by the way great and I am very glad to have discovered it. Well anyway....


While reading the Memoiren of Marie von Erbach,  the first thing I had in mind was that Maxi had severe brain damage caused either from a complicated and long birth (oxygen shortage) or maybe intra-uterin damage through infection of the mother (rubella, hepatitis etc. ) or hemorrhage of the brain). All the symtoms described by Marie are a result of early Infant Braindamage. Often the cause is never found and for the time Maxi was born even more unlikely to know about. As far as I know this "Illness" was first discribed by an english Doctor named W.J. Little 1853.   .............. these are just my personal thoughts about it (came up because of my work as a physical therapist and having to work with patients with these conditions) .


Greetings VN


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