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Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral
von Thurn und Taxis

  • May 8, 1867: born in Regensburg, Bavaria. Son of hereditary Prince Maximilian Anton von Thurn und Taxis, (1831–1867) and Duchess Helene (1834–1890).
  • spends his childhood at the hereditary prince's palace located at Bismarckplatz in Regensburg.
  • Studium Universale: attends lectures on law, economics and art history in Würzburg, Freiburg and Leipzig.
  • After his brother, Prince Maximilian Maria dies at the early age of only twenty-three, eighteen-year-old Prince Albert becomes his brother's successor, also under the tutelage of his mother.
  • 1888: declared to have reached the legal age of majority.
  • 1889: membership in the Order of the Golden Fleece.
  • 1890: marries Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria (1870–1955). The couple produces seven sons and one daughter.
  • 1909: The remaining shareholders sell their shares and Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis becomes the sole proprietor of the sugar factory.
  • 1914: becomes Württemberg's richest man (source: yearbook of millionaires in Württemberg including the House of Hohenzollern).
  • 1919: founds the princely soup kitchen.
  • 1923: receives an honorary doctorate from the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck.
  • Albert's Catholic and aristocratic self-esteem make him an opponent of National Socialism. Although he does not actively resist, he bears witness to his son Karl August's arrest in August 1944, who is then hauled to the Gestapo prison in Landshut and remains imprisoned there until 1945.
  • January 22, 1952: Albert Maria Joseph Maximilian Lamoral von Thurn und Taxis dies.