GENEALOGY OF THE GRAND DUCAL HOUSE OF LUXEMBOURG
JEAN Benoit Guillaume Marie Robert Louis Antoine Adolphe Marc
d'Aviano, GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG, Duke of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon-Parma, Count
Palatine of the Rhine, Count of Sayn, Königstein, Katzenelnbogen and Diez, Burggrave of
Hammerstein, Lord of Mahlberg, Wiesbaden, Idstein, Merenberg, Limburg and Eppstein, b
at Colmar-Berg 5 Jan 1921, Lieut-Rep Grand Duchy 4 May 1961 - 12 Nov 1964, Grand Master
Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau, of Civ and Mil Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau,
the Oaken Crown, and Merit, Kt Orders of the Garter, Golden Fleece (Spain), Golden Fleece
(Austria), the Seraphim, Collar of Order of the Golden Spur, Collar of Order of Pius IX,
Bailiff Gd Cross of Hon & Dev Sov Mil Order of Malta, Collar of Order of Holy
Sepulchre, Senator Gd Cross of the Parmesan Constantinian Order of St George, Gd Cross of
Orders of Leopold I (Belgium), Order of the Lion (The Netherlands), and the Legion of
Honour, son of Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma (b 28 Sept 1893; d 8 April
1970) and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b 23 Jan 1896; m 6 Nov
1919; d 9 July 1985; abdicated 12 Nov 1964); m at Luxembourg 9 April 1953,
Princess Joséphine-Charlotte (b at Brussels 11 Oct 1927), dau of Léopold III,
King of the Belgians and Princess Astrid of Sweden, and has issue,
Sons & Daughters
1. Princess Marie Astrid Charlotte Léopoldine Wilhelmine
Ingeborg Antonia Elisabeth Anne Alberte, b at Betzdorf 17 Feb 1954; m at
Luxemburg 6 Feb 1982, Archduke Karl Christian of Austria (b at Château de Beloeil
26 Aug 1954), admitted to the nobility of Belgium as Prince of Habsburg-Lorraine and
Serene Highness 19 Aug 1983.
2. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume, Hereditary Grand
Duke of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau, b at Betzdorf 6 April 1955; Gd Cross Orders
of the Golden Lion, of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, etc m at Luxembourg 14 Feb 1981,
María Teresa (b at Marianao, Havana, Cuba 22 March 1956), dau of Don José Antonio
Mestre y Alvarez-Tabio and María Teresa Batista y Falla, and has issue,
1). Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie, b at Luxembourg 11 Nov 1981.
2). Prince Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume, b at Luxembourg 4 June 1984.
3). Prince Louis Xavier Marie Guillaume, b at Luxembourg 3 Aug 1986.
4). Princess Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine, b at Luxembourg, 16 Feb 1991.
5). Prince Sébastien Henri Marie Guillaume, b at Luxembourg 17 April 1992.
3. Prince Jean Felix Marie Guillaume, b at Betzdorf 15
May 1957, renounced his rights to the Throne 26 Sept 1986 and assumed the name of Jean
Nassau; m at Paris 27 May (civ) and 28 May (relig) 1987, Hélene Suzanne (b
at St Germain-en-Laye 31 May 1958), dau of François Vestur and Cécile Ernestine Buisson,
and has issue (by right de Bourbon).
1). Countess Marie-Gabrielle Cécile Charlotte Sophie of Nassau, b at Paris 8 Sept 1986.
2). Count Constantin Jean Philippe Marie Albert Marc d'Aviano of Nassau, b at Paris 22 July 1988.
3). Count Wenceslas François Baudouin Léopold Juraj Marie Marc d'Aviano of Nassau, b at Paris 17 Nov 1990.
4. Princess Marguerite Antonia Marie Félicité, b at
Betzdorf 15 May 1957 (twin with Prince Jean); m at Luxemburg 20 March 1982, Prince
Nikolaus von und zu Liechtenstein (b at Zurich 24 Oct 1947), Dr of Law.
5. Prince Guillaume Marie Louis Christian, b at Betzdorf
1 May 1963; m at Sélestat, Bas Rhin, France 8 Sept (civ) and at Versailles 24 Sept
(relig) 1994, Sibilla (b at Paris 12 June 1968), dau of Paul-Annik Weiller and
Donna Olimpia Torlonia dei Principi di Civitella-Cesi.
Brothers & Sisters
1. Princess Elisabeth Hilda Zita Marie Anne Antonia Frederique
Wilhelmine Louise, b at Colmar-Berg 22 Dec 1922; m at Luxembourg 9 May 1956,
Franz Ferdinand, Duke (Herzog) von Hohenberg (b at Artstetten 13 Sept 1927; d
at Ried in der Riedmark, Austria 15 Aug 1977).
2. Princess Marie Adélaïde Louise Thérèse Wilhelmine, b
at Colmar-Berg 21 May 1924, Dame of Hon Sov Mil Order of Malta; m at Luxembourg 10
April 1958, Carl Josef, Count Henckel von Donnersmarck (b at Romolkwitz, Neumarkt 7
3. Princess Marie Gabrielle Adelgunde Wilhelmine Louise, b
at Colmar-Berg 2 Aug 1925; m there 6 Nov 1951, Knud, Count von Holstein-Ledreborg (b
at Ledreborg 2 Oct 1919).
4. Prince Charles Frederic Louis Guillaume Marie, b at
Colmar-Berg 7 Aug 1927; d at Imbarcati, Prov Pistoia, Italy 26 July 1977; m
at Guildford, Surrey, England 1 March 1967, Joan Douglas (b at New York USA 31 Jan
1935; m 1stly at .... James B Moseley; that m diss by div at Washoe, Nevada
USA 12 Dec 1955 and ecclesiastically annulled at Rome 22 June 1963; m 3rdly at
Isleboro, Maine, USA 3 Aug 1978, Philippe de Noailles, 8th Duke de Mouchy, Prince-Duke de
Poix), dau of Clarence Douglas Dillon and Phyllis C Ellsworth, and has issue,
1). Princess Charlotte Phyllis Anne Joel, b at New York 15 Sept 1967; m at Mouchy- le-Chatel, Oise, France 26 June (civ) and at St Rémy-de-Provence 18 Sept (relig) 1993, Mark Victor Cunningham (b at Harrogate 24 Sep 1965).
2). Prince Robert Louis Francois Marie, b at Fischbach 14 Aug 1968; m at Boston, Mass, USA 29 Jan 1994, June Elizabeth Houston (b at Louisville, Kentucky 9 June 1966), dau of Dr Theodore Ongaro and Katherine Houston.
5. Princess Alix Marie Anne Antonia Charlotte Gabrielle, b
at Colmar-Berg 24 Aug 1929; m at Luxembourg 17 Aug 1950, Antoine, 14th Prince de
Ligne (b at Brussels 8 March 1925).