Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria

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Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria (Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael; 3 May 1905 – 8 July 1996 ) was the son of the last crown prince of Bavaria, Rupprecht, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria.wikipedia
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Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria

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Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria (Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael; 3 May 1905 – 8 July 1996 ) was the son of the last crown prince of Bavaria, Rupprecht, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria.
Through her second son Albrecht, Marie Gabrielle was the grandmother of the present Duke of Bavaria, Franz.

Sárvár

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In 1940 Albrecht took his family to his estate at Sárvár, Vas, Hungary.
During the Second World War, the castle was used as the retreat of Ludwig's grandson Prince Albert of Bavaria.

Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria

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Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria (Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael; 3 May 1905 – 8 July 1996 ) was the son of the last crown prince of Bavaria, Rupprecht, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria.

Countess Maria Draskovich of Trakostjan

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Albrecht married Countess Maria (Marita) Franziska Juliana Johanna Draskovich de Trakostjan (8 March 1904 in Vienna – 10 June 1969 in Wildbad Kreuth) on 3 September 1930 in Berchtesgaden.
Countess Maria Draskovich von Trakostjan (8 March 1904 – 10 June 1969) was the first wife of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, head of the House of Wittelsbach and claimant to the abolished throne of the Kingdom of Bavaria from 1955 to 1969, as well as the Jacobite pretender to the English throne.

House of Wittelsbach

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Prior to the Second World War, his family, the House of Wittelsbach, were opposed to the regime of Nazi Germany and refused to join the Nazi Party.

Countess Marie-Jenke Keglevich of Buzin

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On 21 April 1971 in Weichselboden, Albrecht married Countess Marie-Jenke Keglevich de Buzin (23 April 1921 in Budapest – 5 October 1983 in Weichselboden), daughter of Count Stephan Keglevich de Buzin and Countess Klára Zichy of Zich and Vásonkeö.
Countess Marie-Jenke Keglevich of Buzin (23 April 1921 – 5 October 1983) was the second wife of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, head of the House of Wittelsbach and pretender to the Kingdom of Bavaria from 1955 to 1996 as well as Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, Ireland, and France.

Greek crown jewels

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In 1959 Albrecht, in an official ceremony, returned the Greek crown jewels (originally made for a Bavarian prince who reigned as Greece's first modern monarch, King Otto) to the Greek nation, accepted by King Paul of Greece.
Almost a century later, in December 1959, Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, head of the House of Wittelsbach and descendant of Prince Leopold, sent his son Maximilian-Emmanuel to Athens in order to formally recognize the rights to the throne of the Oldenburg House.

Jacobite succession

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As the eldest son of the eldest son of Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este (1849–1919), recognized by Jacobites as "Queen Mary IV (of England) and III (of Scotland)", he was also the dynastic representative and heir-general of England, Scotland and Ireland's last Stuart king, James II and VII, deposed in 1688.

Alfred, 2nd Prince of Montenuovo

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Daughter of Count Dionys Maria Draskovich von Trakostjan and Princess Juliana Rose von Montenuovo (a great-granddaughter of Marie-Louise of Austria, sometime Empress of the French), she belonged to a family of the Croatian nobility known since 1230 and made Imperial counts in 1631.

Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria

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Max-Emanuel Ludwig Maria Herzog in Bayern (sometimes styled Prince Max of Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria; born 21 January 1937) as the younger son of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, is the heir presumptive to both the headship of the former Bavarian royal house and the Jacobite succession.

Franz, Duke of Bavaria

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Franz was born on 14 July 1933 in Munich, the son of Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, and his morganatic wife, Countess Maria Draskovich of Trakostjan of the House of Drašković, a Croatian noble family.

Andechs Abbey

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He was buried on a family graveyard he himself had installed in 1977 at Andechs Abbey.
More recent burials of members of the former Bavarian Royal Family took place on a graveyard in the abbey garden, installed by Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria in 1977, due to the fact that the royal tomb at Theatine Church, Munich had no more space.

Berg Castle (Bavaria)

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Albrecht died on 8 July 1996, aged 91, at Berg Castle, 20 km southwest of Munich, where he had lived reclusively for decades.
Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria then moved in and used it as his main residence until his death in 1996, upon which his eldest son Franz followed him as head of the House of Wittelsbach.

Drašković family

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Daughter of Count Dionys Maria Draskovich von Trakostjan and Princess Juliana Rose von Montenuovo (a great-granddaughter of Marie-Louise of Austria, sometime Empress of the French), she belonged to a family of the Croatian nobility known since 1230 and made Imperial counts in 1631.

Ludwig III of Bavaria

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His paternal grandfather was Ludwig III of Bavaria, the last king of Bavaria, who was deposed in 1918.

King of Bavaria

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His paternal grandfather was Ludwig III of Bavaria, the last king of Bavaria, who was deposed in 1918.

World War I

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Following the First World War, Albrecht's grandfather King Ludwig was deposed.

Abolition of monarchy

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Following the First World War, Albrecht's grandfather King Ludwig was deposed.

Tyrol (state)

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Albrecht and the family moved from Bavaria to the Austrian Tyrol.

World War II

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Prior to the Second World War, his family, the House of Wittelsbach, were opposed to the regime of Nazi Germany and refused to join the Nazi Party.

Nazi Germany

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Prior to the Second World War, his family, the House of Wittelsbach, were opposed to the regime of Nazi Germany and refused to join the Nazi Party.

Nazi Party

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Prior to the Second World War, his family, the House of Wittelsbach, were opposed to the regime of Nazi Germany and refused to join the Nazi Party.

Vas County

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In 1940 Albrecht took his family to his estate at Sárvár, Vas, Hungary.

Sachsenhausen concentration camp

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In October 1944, after Germany had occupied Hungary in March, the Wittelsbachs were arrested and imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp at Oranienburg, Brandenburg.

Nazi concentration camps

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In October 1944, after Germany had occupied Hungary in March, the Wittelsbachs were arrested and imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp at Oranienburg, Brandenburg.