Monday, November 30, 2020

The Death of Fürst Johannes von Khevenhüller-Metsch (1956-2020)

Fürst Johannes von Khevenhüller-Metsch
Death notice.

HSH Fürst Johannes "Hans" von Khevenhüller-Metsch died in Rome on 26 November 2020. Johannes was sixty-four years-old. The prince had suffered from the effects of COVID-19 for some time.

Fürst Max von Khevenhüller-Metsch

Count Maria Johannes Franz Xaver Lazarus Maximilian Felix Hubertus von Khevenhüller-Metsch was born on 20 November 1956 as the first child and eldest son of Count Max von Khevenhüller-Metsch (1919-2010; succeeded as Fürst in 1977 upon the death of Max's father Franz) and Countess Wilhelmine Henckel von Donnersmarck (b.1932). Johannes was followed by three younger brothers and two younger sisters: Count Bartholomäus (b.1958), Count Karl (b.1959), Count Georg (b.1960), Countess Melanie (b.1967), and Countess Isabel (b.1972). Johannes was a nephew of Princess Hella of Bavaria.

Camilla Borghese

In 1986, Count Johannes von Khevenhüller-Metsch married Donna Camilla Borghese (b.1962), the only child of Don Giovanni-Angelo Borghese, Principe di Nettuno (1928-2010), and Nobile Lydia dei Conti Cremisini (1940-1987). Johannes and Camilla had four daughters: Countess Francesca (b.1988; married Count Damiano Minozzi), Countess Helena (b.1989; married Prince Peter von Lobkowicz), Countess Sophie (b.1992), and Countess Cecilie (b.1997). In 2010, Johannes succeeded as X Fürst von Khevenhüller-Metsch after the death of his father.

Johannes Khevenhüller

In 1981, Johannes started his career working for Siemens in Zurich. In 1994, he joined the family business of his wife Camilla, IBI (Istituto Biochimico Italiano), which was founded in 1918 by Camilla's maternal great-grandfather Professor Giovanni Lorenzini (1886-1940). After Giovanni's death, IBI would be led by his daughter Loredana Lorenzini (1914-2010), by his granddaughter Lydia Cremisini, and, currently, by his great-granddaughter Camilla. Camilla Borghese is the President of IBI and Johannes Khevenhüller was the CEO of the pharmaceutical company.

May the Fürst Rest in Peace.

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