Helene "Néné" Caroline Therese, Duchess in Bavaria (4 April 1834 – 16 May 1890) of the House of Wittelsbach was a Bavarian princess and, through marriage, temporarily the head of the Thurn and Taxis family.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchess_Helene_in_Bavaria
Helene "Néné" Caroline Therese, Duchess in Bavaria (4 April 1834 – 16 May 1890) of the House of Wittelsbach was a Bavarian princess and, through marriage, temporarily the head of the Thurn and Taxis family.
Apr 04, 2019 · Helene "Néné" Caroline Therese, Duchess in Bavaria (4 April 1834 – 16 May 1890) of the House of Wittelsbach was a Bavarian princess and, through marriage, temporarily the head of the Thurn and Taxis family.
Sep 05, 2019 · Helene’s cousin, King Maximillian II of Bavaria, had to be persuaded to allow the marriage and he wrote on 2 May 1858 that she should retain the rank and rights of a Princess and a Duchess with Royal Highness to lead.
Duchess Helene in Bavaria 1834-1890 From an early age Franz Josef’s mother saw her niece Helene as his future wife, encouraging the family to train her for the role. In 1853 Ludovica took Helene to Bad Ischl to meet Franz Josef; the rest is history as he fell for her sister Sisi.
Jun 11, 2018 · Helene dies on 16 May 1890, age 56. She is buried in the St. Emmeram's Abbey, the family crypt of the Thurn und Taxis family. Today the descendants of Duchess Helene still live in Schloss Thurn und Taxis in Regensburg. Prince Albert II, the 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, born in 1983 is now head of the family.
Jun 22, 2016 · Helene Caroline Therese, born a Duchess in Bavaria, was the eldest daughter of Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria, and his wife, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. Helene, who was called “Néné” by her family, was born on April 4, 1834 in Munich and lived with her parents and siblings at the family home of Possenhofen Castle near Lake Starnberg.
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In 1853 she traveled with her mother Ludovika of Bavaria and her younger sister Sisi to the resort of Bad Ischl, Upper Austria with the hopes that she would become the bride of their cousin Emporer Franz Joseph, then the emperor of Austria. He decided that he preferred Elisabeth instead. Helene was unusually pious, and would have fit into the Habsburg court well. She had one quality, though, that would not have been accepted: she was habitually late, and often missed trains and appointments. After the failed engagement, she became depressed and Ludovika became concerned that Helene would take the veil and join a convent. Helene, however did not bear any ill will towards Elisabeth and had almost come to terms with remaining single. At 22 years old she was considered to be an "old maid," but her mother arranged for her to meet the wealthy Maximilian Anton Lamoral, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis. Duke Maximilianin Bavaria, Helene's father, invited the Thurn and Taxis family to Po...
Helene took her mind off her sorrows with charitable activities. She received the guardianship of her children from the Austrian emperor. Her father-in-law began to include her in the business affairs of the House of Thurn and Taxis, seeing in her a support and successor. In this way she became the head of the family until her oldest son reached his majority. In 1877 her youngest daughter Elisabeth married Prince Miguel of Braganza, the Miguelist claimant to the throne of Portugal. Elisabeth's health deteriorated after the birth of her first child, and she eventually died in 1881. In 1879 Helene's oldest daughter Louise married the young Prince Frederick of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. The couple had no children. In 1883, her son Maximilian took over the leadership of the family business, but the well-trained young man fell ill. His heart had been weakened by scarlet fever in childhood, and he suffered from severe heart spasms. In 1885, he died of a pulmonary embolism. This left Helene...In real life Helena was Empress Sissi's younger sister, making her real parents out to be Duke Max and Princess Ludovica.In real life Sisi had an older sister named Helena who was supposed to be betrothed to Emperor Franz Joseph as desired by Archduchess Sophie, however upon laying eyes on Sisi, Franz Joseph feel mad...Helena frequently refers to Sisi as a peasant. In fact, Sisi was the grand-daughter of the King of Bavaria and her mother Ludovika was actually the sister of Archduchess Sophie of Austria (Empress...
Helene Caroline Therese, Duchess in Bavaria (4 April 1834, Munich, Bavaria -- 16 May 1890, Regensburg, Bavaria) of the House of Wittelsbach, nicknamed Nené o...
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Family: Spouse/Ex-: Franz Joseph I of Austria (m. 1854) father: Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria mother: Princess Ludovika of Bavaria siblings: Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Duke in Bavaria, Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Karl Theodor; Duke in Bavaria, Maria Sophie of Bavaria ...