09 May 2016

† Fürst Albrecht zu Castell-Castell

Fürst Albrecht zu Castell-Castell died in the night to Monday 09.05.2016 at the age of 90.  He was born in 1825 as one of the children of Fürst Carl zu Castell-Castell and his wife Anna Agnes, née Princess zu Solms-Hohensolsm-Lich. After both his older brother and father died in the Second World War he became the 3. Fürst zu Castell-Castell at the age of 19.  He was was committed Protestant and championed conservative values, in particular when it comes to marriage and family. He has also acted for the establishment of the new Jewish community center "Shalom Europa" in Würzburg. In 1951 he married Princess Marie Louise zu Waldeck and Pyrmont. They had 8 children together, 2 of them are already deceased. His youngest son Ferdinand succeeds him as 4. Fürst zu Castell-Castell.

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