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Alessandro, 1st Duke of Castel Duino

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Period  1923 – 11 March 1937
Successor  Raimundo
Predecessor  none
Name  Alessandro, Duke
Alessandro, 1st Duke of Castel Duino
Born  8 July 1881 Schloss Mzell, Mzell, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria–Hungary (1881-07-08)
Died  11 March 1937(1937-03-11) (aged 55) Castel Duino, Duino, Kingdom of Italy
Spouse  Princess Marie of Ligne
Issue  Raimundo, 2nd Duke of Castel Duino Prince Ludwig of Thurn and Taxis Princess Margarete of Bourbon-Parma

Prince Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, 1st Duke of Castel Duino, full German name: Alexander Karl Egon Theobald Lamoral Johann Baptist Maria, Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (8 July 1881, Schloss Mzell, Mzell, Kingdom of Bohemia, Austria–Hungary – 11 March 1937, Castel Duino, Duino, Kingdom of Italy) was a Prince of Thurn of Taxis and a member of the Bohemian line of the Princely House of Thurn and Taxis. Alessandro was created a Prince della Torre e Tasso and first Duke of Castel Duino by Victor Emmanuel III of Italy after relocating to the Kingdom of Italy in 1923.

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Family

Alessandro was the third child and son of Prince Alexander Johann of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Princess Marie of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg- Schillingsfurst. He was a great-great-great-grandson of Alexander Ferdinand, 3rd Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Princess Maria Henriette Josepha of Furstenberg-Stuhlingen.

Marriage and issue

Alessandro married first to Princess Marie of Ligne, daughter of Louis, 9th Prince of Ligne and his wife Elisabeth de la Rochefoucauld, civilly on 27 January 1906 and religiously on 29 January 1906 in Paris. Alessandro and Marie had three children together:

  • Prince Raimundo della Torre e Tasso, 2nd Duke of Castel Duino (Castel Duino 16 March 1907 – Castel Duino 17 March 1986), married Princess Eugenie of Greece and Denmark
  • Prince Ludwig della Torre e Tasso (Castel Duino 5 October 1908 – Camillus, New York 25 March 1985), married Frances Goodyear
  • Princess Margarete of Thurn and Taxis (born at Chateau de Belœil on 8 November 1909 – died on 21 September 2006), married Prince Gaetan of Bourbon-Parma.
  • Alessandro and Marie divorced in 1912/1919. Alessandro married secondly in 1932, in Vrana, to Helena "Ella" Holbrook Walker (1875-1959), who was married and divorced to Count Manfred Matuschka and to James Hazen Hyde.

    Titles and styles

  • 8 July 1881 – 1923: His Serene Highness Prince Alexander of Thurn and Taxis
  • 1923 – 11 March 1937: His Serene Highness The Duke of Castel Duino, Prince della Torre e Tasso
  • References

    Alessandro, 1st Duke of Castel Duino Wikipedia


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