|Duke Ludwig of Württemberg|
It has been announced that Duke Ludwig of Württemberg, the elder brother of Duke Carl (Head of House), passed away on 6 October 2019. Ludwig was eighty-eight years-old. His death occurred at Weingarten.
|Duchess Rosa and Duke Philipp of Württemberg|
Duke Ludwig of Württemberg was born on 23 October 1930 at Stuttgart as the second child and first son of Duke Philipp of Württemberg 1893-1975) and his second wife Archduchess Rosa of Austria-Tuscany (1906-1983).
|(Left to right) Prince Jean d’Orléans, Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Margravine Helene Pallavicini, and Duke Ludwig of Württemberg|
The duke gave up his dynastic rights in 1959. In 1960, Ludwig married Baroness Adelheid von une zu Bodman (b.1938); the couple divorced in 1970. Ludwig and Adelheid had three children: twins Christoph and Isabelle (b.1960), and Sybille (b.1963). Ludwig remarried in 1972 to Angelika Kiessig (b.1942); their union ended in 1988. Ludwig and Angelika had one daughter, Christiane (b.1973).
Ludwig worked as an interior designer. He is survived by his four children, and by his siblings: Princess Marie Christine of Liechtenstein; Margravine Helene Pallavicini; Princess Elisabeth of Bourbon-Two Sicilies; Princess Marie-Thérèse d’Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier; and Duke Carl of Württemberg. Ludwig was predeceased by his youngest sibling, Duchess Marie Antoinette.
A memorial service for Duke Ludwig will be held at Schloß Altshausen on 19 October.
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