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GENEALOGY OF THE PRINCES BIRON, FORMER SOVEREIGN DUKES OF COURLAND

HISTORY OF THE PRINCES BIRON, FORMER SOVEREIGN DUKES OF COURLAND

ERNST-JOHANN Karl Oskar Eitel-Friedrich Peter Burchard PRINCE BIRON of COURLAND, Representative of the Sovereign Dukes of Courland, b Berlin 6 Aug 1940, Kt Johanniter Order; succ father Karl Peter François Andreas Alexander Prince Biron of Curland, b at Wartenberg 15 Jun 1907; d at München 28 Feb 1982 (Evangelical), Stattholder and K Johanniter Order; m at Potsdam (civ) l5 Aug (relig) l6 Aug 1938 Herzeleide, Princess of Prussia (b at Bristow, Mecklemburg 25 Dec 1918; d at Munich 22 Mar 1989), daughter of Maj-General Prince Oskar of Prussia, Herrenmeister of the Johanniter Order, and Countess Ina Marie of Bassewitz. He m at München (civ) 14 Aug (relig) 15 Aug 1967 Countess Elisabeth of Ysenburg-Philippseich ( b at Rome 9 Dec 1941), dau of Luft Col, Dr. of Law Count Ludwig of Ysenburg-Philippseich and Nobile Mariangela Aloisi, and has adopted two daus,
(Nördliche Seestr. 26, 8193 Ammerland).

A1). Anja .... b München (adopted Amtsger. München 24 Feb 1976) assumed the name "Princess Biron von Curland."

A2). Christiana .... b München (Amtsger. München 23 May 1978), assumed the name "Princess Biron von Curland"

Brother and sister

1. Princess Victoria Benigna Ina Marie Cecilie Friederike Luise Helene, b at Groß-Wartenberg 2 Jul 1939; m München (civ) 3 May (relig) 6 May 1968 (m diss by div at ….. 1993) Baron Johannnes (John) Christoph of Twicke1 (b at Berlin 25 Jul 1940; he m 2ndly 23 Jun 1993 Princess Charlotte of Croy, former wife of Kraft, Furst zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, div 26 May 1990).
(Defreggerstr. 7, 8000 München 90).

3. Prince Michae1 Karl August Wilhelm, b at Groß-Wartenberg 20 Jan 1944, Rechtsanwalt; m München (civ) 1 Jul (relig) 2 Jul 1969 Kristin von Oertzen (b at Liessow, Kr Schwerin, Mecklemburg, 4 Nov 1944), PhD., dau of Major Joachim von Oertzen., Director of Siemens AG, and of Gerda von Siemens, and has issue,
(Wunderhornstr. 10, 8000 München 90 - Harlaching).

1). Princess Veronika, b at München 23 Jan 1970.

2). Prince A1exander, b at München 18 Sep 1972.

3. Princess Stephanie, b at München 24 Sep 1975.

Uncle and Aunt

Issue of 2nd marriage of Gustav Peter Johannes Prince Biron of Curland b at Dresden 17 Oct 1859, d at Wartenberg 8 Jan 1941 (Catholic from 1923), Member of the Prussian Upper House, Major Royal Prussian Army; m 1stly at Triefenstein 20 Jun 1885 Adèle, Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (b Kreuzwertheim 24 Mar 1866; d Groß-Wartenberg 15 Oct. 1890, Evangelical), daughter of Wilhelm, Furst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg and Countess Olga Clara of Schönburg-Glauchau; m 2ndly at Paris 29 Jul 1902 Francoise Lévisse de Montigny de Jaucourt (b Paris 23 Dec 1874; d München 6 Jul 1957, Catholic from 1923), daughter of Francois Lévisse de Montigny, Marquess of Jaucourt and Victoria Steiner.

1. Princess Helene Elisabeth Martha Wilhelmine Friederike, b at Wartenberg 2 Dec 1908; d at Paris 14 May 1950 (Catholic); m at New York 7 Mar 1950 Stephan Fournel de Beauvoir du Rouvre (b ...), Dr. med.
(..., F-42000 St. Etienne, Loire).

2. Prince Friedrich-Franz Christian Wolf Calixt, b at Wartenberg 18 Apr 1910 (Catholic); d at Bonn/Bad Godesberg 15 Apr 1997; Bailiff Gd Cross Hon & Dev Sov Mil Order of Malta, m at Puschine, (civ) 19 Jul (relig) 20 Jul 1933 Maria Irmgard, Countess of Ballestrem (b at Breslau 28 Feb 1908; d at Bad Goseberg 5 Aug 1993), D Hon & Dev Sov Mil Order of Malta, dau of Count Marcus Franz (Marco) of Ballestrem, and of Countess Irmgard of Francken-Sierstorpff , and had issue,

1). Prince Franz Calixt Gustav Friedrich Erdmann, b at Ober-Langendorf 5 Jul 1934, Bank dir; m at Dabringhausen, nr Düsseldorf, 18 Apr (civ) at Bonn 20 Jul (relig) 1963 Baroness Gustava of Brockdorff (b at Warschau 31 Mar 1939, Evangelical), dau of Prussian Referendary Colonel Friedrich Gustav, Baron of Brockdorff and Ehrengard von Knobelsdorff, and has issue,
(Am Johannisberg 13 a, 5483 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 1).

(1). Prince Marcus Friedrich-Gustav Nikolaus Ernst-Johann, b at Bonn 29 Nov 1967.

(2). Princess Calixta Johanna Margarethe Viktoria Sophie Elisabeth, b at Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 31 Jan 1975.

2). Princess Dorothea Franziska Maria-Klara Auguste Irmgard Anna, b at Ober-Langendorf 27 Jul 1935; m at Dabringhausen 4 Apr (civ) 16 May (relig) 1961 Baron Karl Michael of Aretin (b at Vagen, Bavaria 23 May 1924).
(Brunhildenstr. 22, 8000 München 19).

3). Prince Friedrich-Carl Johannes Detlev Franz, b at Ober Langendor 9 Mar 1938; m at München 9 May (civ) 18 Jul (relig) 1969 Ingrid (Inf) Farnsteiner (b at Köln 10 Jan 1938), dau of Konsuls Ernst Farnsteiner and Irmgard Hegler, and has issue,
(Mauerkircher Str. 26, 8000 München 80).

Princess Annina Franziska Beatrix, b at München 6 Sep 1974.

4). Princess Irmgard Gustava Sophie Helene Christiane Herzeleide Maria Anna, b at Breslau 18 Nov 1939; m at München 10 Sep 1977 Erich Reinhold Baumann (b at München 9 Nov 1944).
(Scheffelstr. 5, 8440 Straubing).

5). Prince Gustav Johannes Thassilo Silvius Leopold, b at Ober Langendorf 29 Jan 1941; m at Feldafing 29 Aug (civ) at Andechs 31 Aug (relig) 1968 Adelheid (Heide) Greite (b at Berlin 14 Mar 1943), dau of Walter Greite, and Charlotte Munkelberg, and has issue,
(Tinkrathstr. 7, 4330 Mülheim an der Ruhr).

(1). Princess Alexandra, b at München 26 May 1970.

(2). Princess Franciska, b at München 8 Jan 1975.

6). Princess Benedicta Natalie Johanna, b at Meschede 26 Dec 1946; m at Dabringhausen 4 Jun (civ) 14 Jul (relig) 1973 (m diss by div 15 Dec 1983) Count Rudolf Konrad of Montgelas, Baron of der Heydte (b at EggIkofen, Bavaria 10 Oct 1939), Industrialist.