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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #210 on: February 17, 2009, 02:00:47 PM »
Nice images of Mathilde, I would love to know more about her life. Any recomendation on books ?

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #211 on: February 18, 2009, 12:41:54 PM »
She was like Helene religious, helpful and opened hospitals and donations for the poor people of Regensburg etc.
Her daughter Marie was  till Mathildes death her permanent companion. Mathilde had 11 children :   
   1. Otto (1840–1878)
   2. Georg (1841–1874)
   3. Paul (1843–1879)
   4. Amalie (1844–1867)
   5. Hugo (1845–1873)
   6. Gustav (1848–1914)
   7. Adolf (1850–1890)
   8. Franz (1853–1897)
   9. Nikolaus (1853–1874)
  10. Alfred (1856–1886)
  11. Marie Georgine (1857–1909)

It would be very interesting what she thought about Paul and Ludwig II.
So many children of her died so young.

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #212 on: February 19, 2009, 11:14:57 AM »
I think she thought they must be just good friends.

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #213 on: February 19, 2009, 01:41:01 PM »
And what could she think about morganatic marriages of her three eldest sons?
Otto married in 1867 Maria de Fontelive-Vergne,
Paul married in 1868 Elise Kreutzer and
Georg in 1870 Anna Frühwirth !! :)

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #214 on: February 19, 2009, 02:36:57 PM »
I think as younger sons, they did not have the rich inheitance of their brother. It affects their marketability in the marriage sweeps.

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #215 on: February 19, 2009, 02:44:27 PM »
True, but other three brothers (Gustav, Adolf and Franz) even younger, they married equally...Remember, we are in the middle of 19th century, when married "not-noble-enough" woman was always scandal in noble family...:)

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #216 on: February 19, 2009, 02:49:24 PM »
Maybe too many sons to marry off. Perhaps Mathilde was too passive and not aggressive enough to find matches for her children.

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #217 on: February 19, 2009, 03:27:52 PM »
Or she gave them freedom and that was the result :)

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #218 on: February 19, 2009, 03:49:11 PM »
I think she was too liberal and lazy. I think Louise of Hesse-Cassel and Queen Victoria were more interested in arranging marriages.

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #219 on: February 20, 2009, 05:40:43 AM »
Are there any more pictures and informations about these brothers, their wives and families? (of course except Paul, he was discussed here several times) Did they live in Regensburg too, like their eldest brother?

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #220 on: February 24, 2009, 09:19:27 AM »
Princess Therese




« Last Edit: February 24, 2009, 09:22:11 AM by Rani »

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #221 on: February 24, 2009, 09:26:12 AM »


Franz Joseph
« Last Edit: February 24, 2009, 09:29:21 AM by Rani »

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #222 on: February 24, 2009, 03:58:46 PM »
Princess Therese



She looks very ugly here...

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #223 on: February 24, 2009, 03:59:30 PM »
Is this also a portrait of Therese or of one of her sisters?

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Re: Thurn und Taxis, the elder line
« Reply #224 on: February 24, 2009, 06:14:30 PM »
It looks to me like Friederike...