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Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« on: September 29, 2005, 06:48:55 AM »
Hey!
Would love to start a new topic about this glamourous family! Please post pics, info, anecdotes etc. about them! :)
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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 01:02:18 PM »
They seem to be the German counterpart to the Youssupovs! Glamourous and close to all royal families! And they seemed to marry European Princes and Princesses the whole time!

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 06:23:58 PM »
And most European dynasties also descended from them...Windsors,Romanovs,Wuerttembergs...

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 06:31:12 PM »
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They seem to be the German counterpart to the Youssupovs! Glamourous and close to all royal families! And they seemed to marry European Princes and Princesses the whole time!


That was one way elevate themselves more!  

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And most European dynasties also descended from them...Windsors,Romanovs,Wuerttembergs...

What do you mean?  I don't recall any thurn and taxis members marrying into the romanovs and windsors...

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 06:41:38 PM »

Carl Alexander, 5th Prince


Carl Alexander's wife Therese (same woman as above)

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005, 06:58:13 PM »
Allmost every royal today descended from Thurn und Taxis family!Karl I von Wuerttemberg married Princess Maria Augusta von Thurn und Taxis and their offspring married among all dynasties witch would include Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia,born Sophia Dorothea von Wuerttemberg(Maria Augusta von Thurn und Taxis was her grandmother),Queen Mary of Great Britain and through them many others...P.S.Crazy,thank you for lovely portraits agsain,you allways make my day!

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 07:05:13 PM »
Princess Marie Auguste von Thurn und Taxis,ancestor of allmost every royal today!

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005, 08:58:08 PM »
Here are some of the Thurn und Taxis family members who married into European royalty:

**Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (1860-1881), dau. of Heriditary Prince Maximilian von Thurn und Taxis,  m. (1877) Infante Miguel of Portugal, Duke of Braganza

**their daughter, Maria Teresa of Portugal (1881-1945) m. (1900) Prince Karl Ludwig von Thurn und Taxis (1863-1942)

Miguel of Portugal married secondly Princess Theresa of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and they had two daughters who also married into the Thurn und Taxis family:

**Elisabeth of Portugal (1894-1970) m. Prince Francis Joseph von Thurn und Taxis (1893-1971)

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**Maria Anna of Portugal (1899-1971) m. Prince Karl August von Thurn und Taxis (1898-1982)


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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005, 09:03:13 PM »
I've read that this family was VERY rich, thus the reason for so many royal marriages....

Here are two more:

**Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (1903-1976), dau. of Prince Albrecht von Thurn und Taxis,  m. (1923) Prince Frederick Christian of Saxony, Margrave of Meissen (1893-1968)

**Prince Louis Philip von Thurn und Taxis (1901-1933) m. (1922) Princess Elizabeth of Luxemburg (1901-1950)

Please list any more royal marriages with this family.  I think there were quite a few more.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005, 09:31:05 PM »
Here is a list of the Heriditary Princes von Thurn und Taxis, along with their reigning dates and wives:  

**Eugene Alexander (1695-1714) m. Princess Anna von Furstenburg
**Anselm Franz (1714-1739) m. Princess Maria Lobkowicz
**Alexander Ferdinand (1739-1773) m. Princess Sophia Christiana of Brandenburg
**Karl Anselm (1773-1805) m. Duchess Augusta of Wurttemburg
**Karl Alexander (1805-1827) m. Duchess Theresa of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
**Maximilian Karl (1827-1871) m. Duchess Helene in Bavaria (sister of Empress Sissi)
**Maximilian Maria (1871-1885) died childless
**Albert (1885-1952) m. Archduchess Margaret of Austria
**Franz Josef (1852-1971) m. Infanta Elisabeth of Portugal
**Karl August (1971-1981) m. Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal
**Johannes (1982-1990) m. Countess Gloria von Schonburg-Glauchau aka Princess TNT
**Albert (1990-present)

They were certainly well-connected....
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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2005, 06:48:31 AM »
They are still very rich, although F├╝rtin Gloria had to "sanify" the family buisness (brawery, wood, many castles, etc.) in the 90s after her husband had died. Her son Albert is said to be the youngest billionare of the world.
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2005, 06:59:26 AM »
the current family

Albert


his sister Maria Theresia


his sister Elisabeth
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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2005, 01:55:19 PM »
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I've read that this family was VERY rich, thus the reason for so many royal marriages....



PC,

Correction!  The family is still very rich!

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2005, 02:22:43 PM »
Glad you like them :).
Gloria with her daughters Elisabeth and Maria Theresia