Deaths 2016

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Last modified: 14 March 2021

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2016

* = New

DateNameAgePlace
1 JanuaryPrincess Maria zu Salm-Salm née Freiin von Boeselager92
7 JanuaryPrincess Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran96Monte-Carlo, Monaco
10 JanuaryMelita Zogu (Albania)81
15 JanuaryTunku Alif Hussein Saifuddin Al-Amin (Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia)31Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 JanuaryGeorges Hervet (Arenberg)91Paris, France
21 JanuaryCaroline van Steenderen née Countess zu Solms-Baruth86UK (?)
22 JanuaryCount Alexander zu Solms-Laubach81
26 JanuaryFürstin Eilika zu Leiningen née Duchess von Oldenburg87Amorbach, Germany
JanuaryTomás Ortiz Valero (Georgia)
3 February (burial)The wife of Prince Mamduh bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
5 FebruaryPrincess Claudia von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha66Switzerland
17 FebruaryEleonore van de Roemer (Erbach-Fürstenau)88Michelstadt, Germany
23 FebruaryPrincess Primrose von Croÿ87UK (?)
29 FebruaryPrincess Lulwa bint Mohammed bin Abdulla bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain
2 MarchPrince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern83München, Germany
15 MarchPrince Mfanasibili of Swaziland77Coates Valley, Manzini, Swaziland
17 MarchPrince Bandar bin Saud bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia90abroad
29 MarchDuchess Ameli von Oldenburg née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg93Eutin, Germany
30 MarchCountess Sophie Matuschka née Countess von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg77München, Germany
31 MarchYvon Hans (Looz Corswarem)76
* 31 MarchSophie Lill-Rastern von Lilienbach (Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee)69
6 AprilKlaus Wondratschek (Schönborn)77
(10) AprilPrince Falahuddin Abbasi (Bahawalpur, Pakistan)67London, UK
10 AprilMatthias Matz Count von Spiegelfeld (Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee)55Düsseldorf, Germany
10 AprilPrincess Misha’il bint Faysal bin Turki of Saudi Arabia
11 AprilPrincess Sarah bint Saud al-Kabir (Saudi Arabia)
16 AprilChevalier Jack de Spirlet (Stolberg-Stolberg)86Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
2 MayVictoria Prinzessin zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst née Countess von Lüttichau89
7 MayFürstin Antonie Colloredo Mansfeld, widowed von Glasenapp, née Raumer93
9 MayFürst Albrecht zu Castell-Castell90
9 MayPrincess Sama bint Saud bin Faysal of Saudi Arabia
11 MayPrince Luitpold von und zu Liechtenstein76Judenburg, Austria
12 MayPrince Alexander of Yugoslavia91Paris, France
16 MayCount George von Enzenberg zum Freyen- und Jöchlsthurn (Esterházy)89Misurina, Italy
30 MayCount Jost Heinrich zu Solms-Rödelheim und Assenheim87Murnau, Germany
7 JunePrincess Lulua bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
13 JunePrincess Al-Jawharah bint Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
18 JunePrincess Saadia Ahmedzai of KalatCardiff, UK
18 JuneLeandro de Borbón Ruiz (Spain)87Madrid, Spain
* 19 JunePrincess Hassah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia74Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
1 JulyPrince Badr bin Muhammad bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia
3 July (burial)Prince Mansour bin Faisal bin Saud bin Abdulrahman Al Saud of Saudi ArabiaMecca, Saudi Arabia
4 JulyRajmata Umadevi Raje Wadiyar of Soundekar (India)KLES Hospital, Belagavi/Belgaum, Karnataka, India
9 JulyPrincess Simoli Khumalo (Ndebele, Zimbabwe)87Mpilo Central Hospital, Zimbabwe
14 JulyCountess Jutta von Harrach née Countess vom Hagen92
17 JulyPrincess Hissa bint Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia
18 July Clara Nuvoletti née Agnelli (Fürstenberg)96Ospedale dell’Angelo, Mestre, Venice, Italy
24 JulyPrincess Noorah bint Musaed bin Abdulrahman of Saudi Arabia
28 JulyPrincess Karin zu Leiningen née Goß74
28 July (burial)Prince Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Faisal Al-Saud Al-Farhan of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 AugustQueen Anne of Romania née Princess de Bourbon de Parme92Morges, Switzerland
4 AugustSybilla Fürstin von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg85
7 AugustSheikha Alya bint Kayed Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE)
10 AugustQueen Nolitha Dalindyebo of AbaThembu (South Africa)Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape, South Africa
14 AugustCharles-Louis de Cossé Brissac (Lobkowicz)85
19 AugustPrince Marco zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 19th Duke of Medinaceli54Hospital Virgen de los Reyes, Sevilla, Spain
26 AugustThe mother of Prince Abdulaziz bin Nahar bin Abdallah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
7 SeptemberPrince Jimmy Mugenyi (Toro, Uganda)69Buziga, Kampala, Uganda
10 SeptemberPrince Udo zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg59Heidelberg, Germany
20 SeptemberPrincess Nouf bint Badr bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
21 SeptemberHubertus Freiherr von Landenberg (Neipperg)94
26 SeptemberPrincess Thamara Bagration de Moukhrani (Georgia)66Genève, Switzerland
SeptemberPrincess Franziska zu Fürstenberg née Preuschl von Haldenburg, previously Meinl56
1 OctoberEliane Princess von Auersperg née du Chastel de la Howarderie89
4 OctoberPrince Hso Khan Pha of Burma78Innisfail, Alberta, Canada
13 OctoberKing Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand89Sririraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
14 October (suicide)Princess Brigitta of Prussia née Dallwitz-Wegner77
16 OctoberKing Kigeli V Ndahindurwa of Rwanda80Oakton, Virginia, USA
17 October (executed)Prince Turki bin Saud bin Turki bin Saud Al-Kabeer (Saudi Arabia)Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
20 OctoberCount Alexandre de Lalaing (Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg)44Tullnerbach, Austria
23 OctoberGrandfather Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar84
26 OctoberCountess Elisabeth Marguérite Carola van Rechteren Limpurg, Vrouwe van Rechteren, de Leemcule en Verborg78
27 OctoberPrince Mikasa (Japan)100St Luke’s International Hospital, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, Japan
1 NovemberPrince Otto-Victor zu Bentheim und Steinfurt76Münster, Germany
3 NovemberPrincess Antoinette zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst91
7 November (burial)The mother of Prince Faysal bin Talal bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
12 November (burial)Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
12 November (burial)Prince Salman bin Fawwaz bin Saud of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
14 NovemberNana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, 13th Asantehemaa of the Ashanti Kingdom (Ghana)109 or 111
18 NovemberDuke Peter von Oldenburg90Hospital, Neustadt in Holstein, Germany
25 NovemberSheikh Sabah Mubarak Al-Nasser Al-Sabah of Kuwait58
NovemberOtar Bagrationi (Georgia)43
2 December (?)Odeefuo Boa Amponsem III, The Paramount Chief of the Denkyira Traditional Area (Ghana)84 or 94
4 DecemberPrince Nicolai zu Schaumburg-Lippe27
10 DecemberThomas Beverly Birch (Anhalt)89Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach, California, USA
10 DecemberRegina Abigail Mary Wahiikaahuula Keopuolani Kawnanakoa (Hawaii)69East Oahu, Hawaii, USA
11 DecemberSheikh Hamdan bin Rashid bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi (UAE)
* 12 DecemberPrincess Emmanuela de Croÿ et de Solre84Saint-Benin-d’Azy, Nièvre, France
14 DecemberCountess Eva von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg née Dolp75
16 DecemberJigme Dorje Palbar Bista, last King of Mustang (Nepal)85Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
24 December (?)The mother of Princess Nuf bint Musa’id bin Saud of Saudi Arabia
24 DecemberPrince Badr bin Salman bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
29 DecemberPrincess Dulayil bint Abdallah bin Muhammad of Saudi Arabia
31 DecemberPrince Dimitri Romanovich Romanoff (Russia)90Denmark
Exact date unknownOmo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, 38th Oba of Benin92Benin