Rasso Maximilian Rupprecht von Bayern (1926 - 2011) MP

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Birthplace: Starnberg, Bayern, Deutschland
Death: Died
Occupation: Prince of Bavaria
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About Rasso Maximilian Rupprecht von Bayern

Golden Fleece - Knights: Austrian Branch

Early life

Rasso was born at Schloß Leutstetten near Starnberg, Bavaria. He was the second son, and the youngest child, of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ.


On 17 October 1955 Rasso married Archduchess Theresa of Austria, the daughter of Archduke Theodor Salvator of Austria and Countess Maria Theresia von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg. The wedding took place at Schloß Wallsee near Amstetten in Austria. The couple had seven children:

  • Princess Maria-Theresia of Bavaria (b. 1956); married Count Tamas Kornis de Goncz-Ruszka; seven children.
  • Prince Franz-Josef of Bavaria (b. 1957), a Benedictine monk in Peramiko, Tanzania, now called Pater Florian.
  • Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria (b. 1959); married Count Andreas von Kuefstein; six children.
  • Prince Wolfgang of Bavaria (b. 1960); married Countess Beatrice of Lodron-Laterano and Castelromano; three children.
  • Princess Benedikta of Bavaria (b. 1961); married Count Rudolf von Freyberg-Eisenberg; four children.
  • Prince Christoph of Bavaria (b. 1962); married Baroness Gudila von Plettenberg; four children.
  • Princess Gisela of Bavaria (b. 1964); married Prince Alexander of Saxe-Gessaphe; four children.

Later life

  • Rasso was a Grand Prior of the Bavarian Order of Saint George,
  • Knight of the Order of Saint Hubert, and a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
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Rasso, Prinz von Bayern's Timeline

May 24, 1926
Starnberg, Bayern, Deutschland
October 17, 1955
Age 29
Wallsee, Lower Austria, Austria
September 12, 2011
Age 85