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|Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:49 pm Post subject: House of Windisch-Grätz family update
|Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck died at Bad Homburg on 18 March 2005.
[He was born at Berlin on 17 October 1913, son of Karl Graf von Kageneck (1871-1967) and of his wife, née Maria Freiin von Schorlemer (1888-1959). In 1944 he married Karoline Gräfin Henckel von Donnersmarck (daughter of Karl Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck [himself the son of Edgar Graf von Henckel-Gaschin and of his wife, née Princess Karoline zu Windisch-Grätz] and of his wife, née Maria Gräfin Henckel von Donnersmarck). She died in 2003. He is survived by their seven children and twelve grandchildren.]
Gottfried (Götz) Graf von Degenfeld-Schönburg died, apparently during the week of May 30 2005. [He was born at Würzburg on 3 April 1925, son of Gottfried Graf von Degenfeld-Schönburg and of his wife, née Marie Freiin von Biegeleben. In 1957 he married Princess Wilhelmine zu Windisch-Grätz (daughter of Prince Eduard zu Windisch-Grätz and of his wife, née Princess Alexandra zu Isenburg). He is survived by her and their five children, and several grandchildren.]
Mme Karl-Axel Björklund, née Princess Stephanie zu Windisch-Grätz, died at Uccle on 7 September 2005. [She was born at Ploschkowitz on 9 July 1909, daughter of Prince Otto zu Windisch-Grätz (himself the son of Prince Ernst zu Windisch-Grätz and of his wife, née Princess Kamilla zu Oettingen-Oettingen u.Oettingen-Spielberg) and of his wife, née Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (herself the daughter of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and of his wife, née Princess Stephanie of Belgium). In 1933 she married Comte Pierre d'Alcantara di Quirrieu (1907-1944). In 1945 she married Karl-Axel Björklund (1906-1986). She had one son from each marriage, the elder of whom survives her.]
Conte Ugo Ceschi a Santa Croce died in Malcesine, near Verona, North Italy, on 2 February 2006. [He was born at Haasberg on 18 November 1915, son of Conte Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce (himself the son of Conte Alois Ceschi a Santa Croce and of his wife, née Leopoldine Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein) and of his wife, née Princess Luise zu Windisch-Grätz (herself the daughter of Hugo Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz and of his wife, née Princess Christiane von Auersperg). In 1948 he married Elisabeth Freiin Wentzl von Sternbach (daughter of Leopold Freiherr Wentzl von Sternbach and of his wife, née Christiane Gräfin Dubsky) and is survived by her, two daughters and one son.]
Dominic von Riedemann (son of Karl Anton von Riedemann [himself the son of Mario von Riedemann and of his wife, née Elisabeth Gräfin von ledebur-Wicheln] and of his wife, née Princess Olga zu Windischgrätz [herself the daughter of Prince Eduard zu Windischgrätz and of his wife, née Princess Alexanda zu Isenburg]) married Sarah Ternoway at Toronto on 6 January 2007.
Christiane Gräfin von Seilern, née Freiin Economo di San Serff, died on 29 May 2007. [She was born at Vienna on 9 January 1920, daughter of Leonidas Freiherr Economo di San Serff and of his wife, née Princess Wilhelmine zu Windischgrätz. In 1950 she married Friedrich Graf zu Seilern und Aspang, with whom she had three sons.]