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About Mariano Hugo von Windisch-Graetz
- House of Habsburg: Knight of the Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece.
- en.wikipedia - Hugo of Windisch-Graetz
- Hugo Windisch-Graetz was born in Trieste as the elder son of Maximilian, Prince zu Windisch-Graetz and Maria Luisa (Marlise) Serra di Gerace His mother was the legitimatised daughter of Gian Battista Serra, 12th Principe di Gerace by Donna Maria Grazia Carafa d'Andria.
Hugo Windisch-Graetz was educated firstly in Rome at the school of the De La Salle Brothers and then in England at the University College of Buckingham, from which he graduated in 1975 with a degree in economics and political science.
When his father died in 1976, Windisch-Graetz succeeded as head of a cadet branch of the House of Windisch-Graetz, a mediatised house whose members historically bear the style of Serene Highness.
On 11 February 1990 in Salzburg, Austria, Windisch-Graetz married Archduchess Sophie of Austria, daughter of Archduke Ferdinand and Countess Helen zu Toerring-Jettenbach. The Countess was a grand niece of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians and daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark, making her a first cousin of the current Duke of Kent. The couple had three children: Prince Maximilian Hugo, Prince Alexis Ferdinand (who died at Sant'Angelo d'Alife in a car accident in 2010), and Princess Larissa Maria Grazia Helen Leontina Maria Luisa.Windisch-Graetz and his family reside in Italy when he is not abroad on diplomatic appointment, maintaining a home in Rome and Il Palazzo in Sant'Angelo d'Alife
Mariano Hugo, Fürst zu Windisch-Graetz's Timeline
July 27, 1955
February 11, 1990
December 10, 1991