Alois-Konstantin, 9th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

Alois-Konstantin, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, full German name: Alois Konstantin Karl Eduard Joseph Johann Konrad Antonius Gerhard Georg Benediktus Pius Eusebius Maria, Fürst zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (born 16 December 1941 in Würzburg, Bavaria) is a German businessman and, since 1990, the head of the mediatised House of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, the Catholic cadet line of the Princes of Löwenstein-Wertheim, itself the patrilineally senior but morganatic branch of the royal house of Wittelsbach, which ruled the Kingdom of Bavaria until 1918.

Alois-Konstantin
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Prince Alois-Konstantin in 2016
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Reign1990 -
PredecessorCharles II
Heir apparentNicodemus, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Born (1941-12-16) 16 December 1941
Würzburg, Bavaria, Nazi Germany
Spouse
IssuePrince Carl Friedrich
Prince Hubertus
Princess Christina
Prince Dominik
Full name
German: Alois Konstantin Karl Eduard Joseph Johann Konrad Antonius Gerhard Georg Benediktus Pius Eusebius Maria
HouseLöwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
FatherCharles II
MotherCarolina dei Conti Rignon
ReligionRoman Catholic

Early life

Alois was born in Würzburg, the fifth child and only son of Karl, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and his wife, Carolina dei Conti Rignon. He had four older sisters, Maria (wife of Joseph Archduke of Austria), Josephine (wife of Alexander Prince of Liechtenstein), Monika (wife of Don Jaime Mendez de Vigo y del Arco) and Christiane (wife of Michael Archduke of Austria), and two younger sisters, Elisabeth-Alexandra (wife of José Maria Trénor y Suarez de Lezo) and Lioba (wife of Moritz Eugen Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein). He and his sisters spent their childhood in Bronnbach, and Alois attended school in Miltenberg.

Career

Alois graduated with a degree in law from the University of Würzburg. After working for Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh, he was director of Merck Finck & Co and LGT Bank. He is a commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and a board member of the Papal Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP).

Marriage and family

Alois married Anastasia, the elder daughter of Prince Hubertus of Prussia, in a civil ceremony in 1965 in Bronnbach, and in a religious ceremony a month later in Erbach. The couple lives at Kleinheubach castle. They had four children:

His heir apparent is his grandson, Nicodemus, born 2 August 2001.

Ancestry

References and notes

  1. Beeche, Arturo (June 2012). "Prince Dominik zu Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg to Marry Countess Olga zu Castell-Rüdenhausen". Eurohistory. 15.3 (LXXXVII): 17–18.
Alois-Konstantin, 9th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Cadet branch of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim
Born: 16 December 1941
German nobility
Preceded by
Charles II
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
1990 –
Incumbent
Heir:
Nicodemus, Hereditary Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
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