Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Death of Duke Ludwig of Württemberg (1930-2019)

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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