Deaths 2015

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Last modified: 14 March 2021

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2015.

* = New

DateNameAgePlace
1 JanuaryMrunalini Devi Puar (Dhar & Baroda, India)81Baroda, India
4 JanuaryPrincess Anneliese von Thurn und Taxis née Zerbst “Sonja”92
12 JanuaryPrince Maximilian von Croÿ26
21 JanuarySachiko Kitashirakawa née Tokugawa (Japan), widow of Prince Nagahisa98
23 JanuaryKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia90Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
24 JanuaryJohan Martin Ferner (Norway)87Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
24 JanuaryTengku Ampuan Tua Terengganu, Tengku Intan Zaharah Almarhum Tengku Seri Setia Raja Tengku Hitam Omar, Sultanah of Terengganu, Queen of Malaysia 1965-197086Terengganu, Malaysia
31 JanuaryReichsfreifrau Marie Adelheid von Freyberg-Eisenberg née Princess von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck82Haldenwang, Germany
5 FebruaryCountess Astrid zu Solms-Wildenfels née Kohlhauer76Bad Homburg, Germany
11 FebruaryPrincess Susi zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg née Zsigmond56Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center, River Bend, Springfield, Oregon, USA
12 FebruaryPrince Fahd bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia84
* 16 FebruaryPrincess Minh Duc of Annam née Paule Renee Bonnaud96Paris, France
19 FebruarySultan Mudaffar Sjah of Ternate79Pondok Indah Hospital, South Jakarta, Indonesia
20 FebruaryPrince Sisowath Chittara of Cambodia55Cambodia
22 FebruaryAlexandra Hilz née Princess zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen83
26 FebruaryCountess Roger de La Rochefoucauld née Princess Isabelle de Bourbon de Parme92
* 5 MarchPrince Saudi bin Sultan bin Saud bin Abdallah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia42Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, Savoie, France
8 March (burial)Prince Khalid bin Abdallah bin Nasir Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
12 MarchFürstin Marie Luise Reuss née Princess zu Salm-Horstmar96Schloss Ernstbrunn, Austria
12 MarchFürst Carl zu Wied53Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth, Neuwied, Germany
25 MarchFürstin Gunilla Fugger von Babenhausen née Countess Bielke95
2 AprilAnthony Brian Allen (Russia)84Victoria, BC, Canada
7 AprilHassan Al Yaacoubi (Morocco)
9 AprilCrown Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, Prince of Tirnovo52Sanchinarro Hospital, Madrid, Spain
9 April (burial)The mother of Prince Sa’d bin Saud bin Sa’d Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
10 AprilJin Youzhi (born as Puren) (China)96
16 April (burial)The mother of Prince Faysal bin Abd al-Majid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
25 MayFürstin Rosemarie zu Erbach-Schönberg née Moshage87Bensheim, Germany
30 MayAlfred Neven DuMont (Auersperg)88
1 JunePrincess Alexandra of Hannover née Princess zu Ysenburg und Büdingen77
* 2 JuneJean Alphonse Bernard (Egypt)91Paris, France
2 JuneThe mother of Prince Mish’al bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
4 JunePrincess Monika of Hannover née Countess zu Solms-Laubach85Laubach, Germany
4 JunePrincess Jawahir bint Abd al-Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia
17 JunePrince Maximilian von Croÿ82Rakovnik, Czechia
18 June (burial)Princess Mudhawi bint Mish’al bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
5 JulyArchduchess Dorothea of Austria (Tuscany) née Princess of Bavaria95St. Gilgen, Austria
5 July (burial)Prince Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz bin Musa’id Al Saud of Saudi ArabiaMecca, Saudi Arabia
* 6 JulyCountess Louisa zu Stolberg-Stolberg née von Pachmann91Silz, Austria
7 JulyPrince Ahmad bin Saud bin Abd al-Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia
7 JulyCountess Anna Alexandra zu Solms-Wildenfels89Augsburg, Germany
9 JulyPrincess Irina Bagration-Mukhransky née Countess Tchernychev-Bezobrazov88New York, USA
9 JulyPrince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia74 or 75Los Angeles, California, USA
12 JulyCount Theobald Czernin von Chudenitz (Lobkowicz)79Czechia
14 JulyArchduchess Jerrine of Austria née Soper, she used the name Jerrine Habsburg- Lothringen84Commerce, Michigan, USA
22 JulyPrincess Eleanor Kawananakoa née Lent (Hawaii)70
23 JulyPrincess Ernestine von Auersperg-Breunner82
26 JulySheikha Haya Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait56
27 JulyPrincess Misha’il bint Abd al-Muhsin bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
28 JulyFürst Philipp Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich80Lich, Germany
28 JulyAlayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, 50th Ooni of Ife (Nigeria)85London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, UK
10 AugustCount Lukas zu Stolberg-Stolberg88
12 AugustFreifrau Marie-Sophie von Doblhoff-Dier née Princess von Auersperg92Baden near Vienna, Austria
13 AugustSheikh Isa bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa of Bahrain76abroad
20 AugustPrince Armin zur Lippe91Detmold, Germany
22 AugustPanayottis Skinas (Parma)78Athens, Greece
29 AugustPrincess Nuf bint Abd al-Aziz bin Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabiaabroad
5 SeptemberDuchess Donata von Oldenburg née Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen65Hospital, Traunstein, Germany
15 SeptemberCountess Maria Susana Waldbott und Bassenheim née Castex Lainfor89
19 SeptemberSheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai (UAE), Crown Prince 2006-200833
19 SeptemberRobert Zellinger de Balkany (Italy)84
21 SeptemberTengku Raudzah Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah, The Raja Puan Muda of Kedah (Malaysia)85Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
23 SeptemberDuchess Alexandra von Croÿ née Miloradovich55Hospital, Essen, Germany
29 SeptemberFriedrich Wilhelm Prinz von Preussen (Prussia)76Berlin, Germany
29 SeptemberPrince Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia83
SeptemberPerizad Söylemezoglu (Turkey)97
2 OctoberCount Franz zu Erbach-Erbach90Erbach, Germany
5 OctoberDuke of Calabria (Bourbon-Two Sicilies)77Finca La Toledana, Retuerta del Bullaque (Ciudad Real), Spain
* 9 OctoberPrincess Jean de Lobkowicz née Countess Pauline d’Ursel89Paris, France
16 OctoberMichael Naylor-Leyland (Hannover)59
27 OctoberEnrico Gandolfi (France)74Laterina, Italy
4 NovemberTunku Hamidah Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Kedah (Malaysia)89 or 90Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
4 NovemberCatharina Countess von Orsini und Rosenberg née Countess Bielke84
7 NovemberSulaimon Adegboyega Alao Omiyale, The Balogun of Ibadanland (Niger)91University College Hospital, Ibadan, Niger
11 NovemberElvira Zogu (Albania)83
13 NovemberElizabeth Silitch née Countess von Colloredo-Mannsfeld78Braxton County, West Virginia, USA
14 NovemberSheikh Isa bin Ali bin Hamad Al-Khalifa of Bahrain
16 November (burial)The mother of Prince Nawwaf bin Faysal bin Saud of Saudi Arabia
18 NovemberPrince Cengiz Nazim Osmanoglu of Turkey75New Hanover Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
20 NovemberPrincess Millena von Leiningen née Manov53Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
21 NovemberKanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Aryo, Prince Paku Alam IX of Pakualaman (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)77
22 NovemberPrince Bandar bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
29 NovemberTunku Abdul Malik ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, The Raja Muda of Kedah (Malaysia)86Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
30 NovemberBrajraj Kshatriya Birbar Champuti Singh Mohapatra, Maharaja of Tigiria (Orissa, India)94 or 97
2 DecemberFürst Georg von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg87Schloss Zeil, Germany
5 DecemberTunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, The Tunku Laksamana of Johor (Malaysia)25Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
8 DecemberMarie-Anne von Simson née Altgräfin zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Krautheim und Dyck82
11 DecemberStephanie Christoforetti née Princess zu Windisch-Graetz82
13 DecemberPrincess Alienor Faye von und zu Liechtenstein1 1/2USA
29 December (burial)Prince Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Exact date unknownAmadea Sachs née Princess Reuss92