Deaths 2020

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Last modified: 31 December 2021

Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2020.

* = New

DateNameAgePlace
6 JanuaryCount Michel Didisheim (Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg)89Forest, Belgium
8 JanuaryInfanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz83Clínica Ruber Internacional, Madrid, Spain
10 JanuaryQaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman79
21 January Prince Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia95
29 JanuaryPrincess Monika zu Ysenburg und Büdingen née Baroness von Plessen80
JanuaryHerwart Neuhaus (Ysenburg)85
* 3 FebruaryArchduke Leo of Austria91
8 FebruaryPrincess Yi Haewŏn of Korea100
13 February (accident)Cristina de Borbón y Hardenberg (Spain)44Puerta de Hierro Hospital, Madrid, Spain
15 FebruaryCount Felix von Orsini und Rosenberg90
20 FebruaryPrincess Christa Irene zur Lippe née von Arnim96
23 FebruaryCount Bernard de Looz Corswarem73
* 24 FebruaryPrince Dominik Lobkowicz89Knox Center, Rockland, Maine, USA
24 FebruaryEduard Weig (Castell-Castell)67
26 FebruaryPrince Talal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
2 MarchSheikh Ahmed bin Mohammad bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain
5 MarchPrince Max Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis84
10 MarchPrince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
14 MarchMaria Anna Teresia Laurentia Wildschut-von Schwarzenberg94 or 95
14 MarchCountess Beatrice von Hardenberg (Spain)72Hospital Quirón de Marbella, Spain
17 MarchMaría de las Mercedes de Zornoza y Ponce de León (Georgia)77Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain
24 MarchRaimondo Principe Orsini d’Aragona (Georgia)89Rome, Italy
24 MarchPrapapan Kornkosiyakaj née Princess Prapapan Bhanubandhu (Thailand)90Chulabhorn Hospital, Thailand
26 March (covid-19)Princess Marie-Thérèse de Bourbon de Parme86Paris, France
26 / 27 March Prince Nikolaus zu Bentheim-Tecklenburg95Schloss Rheda, Germany / Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany
9 AprilThe mother of Prince Abd al-Rahman bin Sa’d II bin Abd al-Rahman of Saudi Arabia
14 April Freiherr Friedrich Mayr von Melnhof (Orsini und Rosenberg)95Glanegg Castle, Grödig, Austria
15 AprilPrincess Diane de Croÿ93Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Nord, France
16 AprilPrince Georg Friedrich zu Waldeck und Pyrmont83
19 AprilFürstin Hildegard zu Stolberg-Roßla née Sauerbier97MathildenHospital, Büdingen, Germany
29 April80th Prince and Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto (Order of Malta)75Rome, Italy
4 MayPrincess Diana Marguerite de Bourbon-Parme87Bad Krozingen, Germany
6 MayEssawi Khadr (Albania)
6 MayJosé Pedro Sebastián de Erice y Gómez-Acebo (Schönborn-Buchheim)77
9 MayPrincess Badiya Bint Ali of Iraq99London, Great Britain
14 May Prince Phinda Dlamini of Swaziland72/73MediSun Clinic, Ezuwlini, Swaziland
14 May Princess María Inmaculada of Bourbon-Two Sicilies82Mallorca, Spain
17 May (motorcycle accident)Otto Prinz und Landgraf von Hessen55BAB A96 between Wangen-West and Weißensberg, Germany
18 MayFriedrich-Alexander Hoppe (Castell-Rüdenhausen)52
31 MayBernd Rosemeyer (Castell-Rüdenhausen)82
1 JunePrincess Elisabeth zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein geb. Freiin von Zedlitz und Leipe83Hof Breitenbach, Bad Laasphe, Germany
4 JunePrince Saud bin Abdullah bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
10 June Baroness Elizabeth-Ann de Massy (Monaco)72Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
11 JunePrincess Nalini Rajya Laxmi Devi Singh of Nepal, Rajmata of Poonch95New Delhi, India
26 June Teresa de Orleans e Bragança née de Cesar Leite (Brazil)91Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
28 JunePrince Bandar bin Saad bin Mohammad bin Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
* 5 JulyPrince Edward Abnel Keli’iahonui Kawananakoa (Hawaii)71Marina del Rey, CA, USA
6 July (covid-19)Count Johannes von Mirbach-Geldern-Egmont, Prince zu Hohenlohe-Jagstberg80
7 JulyPrince Khalid bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi ArabiaAbroad
8 July (Covid-19)AmaRharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile (Zulu, South Africa)56Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Mdantsane township of East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
9 JulySheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah (UAE)71/72London, Great Britain
12 July Princess Bharati Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah of Nepal, Rajmata of Mayurbhanj93Belgadia Palace, India
* 15 JulyLouisa B. Lobkowicz Mead née Princess Lobkowicz61Waterville, Maine, USA
* 16 JulyCount Paul von Degenfeld-Schonburg (Salm-Salm)96München, Germany
18 July Sheikh Nasser Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait89
22 JulySultan Sepuh XIV of Kasepuhan54
23 July (burial)Princess Madawi bint Abdullah bin Muhammad Ibn Jalawi Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
25 July Prince Sisowath Samyl Monipong of Cambodia79
27 July (burial)The mother of Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia
2 August (covid-19)Prince Tshekedi Dlamini of SwazilandPrivate clinic, Swaziland
11 August Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe79Los Angeles, CA, USA
13 August Príncipe Dom Eudes de Orleans e Bragança (Brazil)81Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
16 August (covid-19)Princess Ngabisa Dlamini of SwazilandLubombo Referal Hospital, Swaziland
20 AugustHon. Desmond Guinness (Urach, Württemberg)88
1 SeptemberCount Friedrich von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg “Fritz”94St. Catharines General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
8 SeptemberCountess Maria Immaculata zu Toerring-Jettenbach née Freiin Waldbott von Bassenheim99Dunzelbach, Germany
12 SeptemberCount Josef Hubert von Neipperg102Schwaigern, Germany
12 SeptemberCount Franz zu Stolberg-Stolberg84Moncalieri, Italy
16 SeptemberHelmut Brand (Königsegg-Aulendorf)88
18 SeptemberPrincess Zuriashwork Gebre-Igziabiher (Ethiopia)89
20 SeptemberTengku Abdul Aziz Tengku Mohd Hamzah (Kelantan, Malaysia)87Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24 SeptemberPrince Albrecht von Croÿ82
27 SeptemberCountess Clarissa von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, Gräfin von Schönborn-Wiesentheid83
29 SeptemberEmir of Kuwait91Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
15 OctoberThomas Bagusat (Fürstenberg)79
15 OctoberTengku Merjan Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra of Kelantan (Malaysia)Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital, Kota Baru, Kelantan, Malaysia
20 October (burial)Prince Nawaf bin Saad bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
24 OctoberPrince Haji Abdul Azim of Brunei Darussalam38
25 OctoberCount Andreas zu Stolberg-Stolberg66Salzburg, Austria
1 NovemberCount Ulrich Grote (Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg)80
2 NovemberSárolta Wutholen (Austria)80
3 NovemberDuke Ferdinand von Württemberg95
5 NovemberSheikha Maryam Bint Hamdan Bin Zayed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan of Abu DhabiAl Ain City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
6 NovemberPrince Lethukuthula Zulu50Northwold, Johannesburg, South Africa
7 NovemberMaria Oktavia Bartels née Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau90Meisenheim, Germany
10 NovemberMaryse Bokassa née Dimassi (Central African Empire)Bangui, Central African Republic
11 NovemberPrince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa of Bahrain84Mayo Clinic, Rochford, Minnesota, USA
12 NovemberPrincess Maria Annunciata von Isenburg79
24 NovemberCountess Freude-Maria von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen née Freifrau Varnbüler von und zu Hemmingen89
26 November (Covid-19)Johannes Fürst von Khevenhüller-Metsch “Hans”64Rome, Italy
26 NovemberPrincess Ilke zu Wied née Fischer83
* 30 NovemberPrincess Elisabeth zu Salm-Salm98Köln, Germany
2 DecemberCount Johannes zu Königsegg-Aulendorf95Schloss Königseggwald, Germany
2 December (Covid-19)Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former president of France, former Co-Prince of Andorra94Loir-et-Cher, France
3 December (burial)Princess Hessa(h) bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi ArabiaRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
8 DecemberPrince Maynolf zu Erbach-Schönberg84
13 DecemberPrincess Eva Maria of Serbia née Andjelkovic94Palm Springs, Florida, USA
18 DecemberSheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Sharqi of Fujairah (UAE)
20 DecemberSheikh Nasser Al Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah of Kuwait72
22 DecemberCount Albert Fugger von Glött, Count von Kirchberg und zu Weissenhorn né Count von und zu Arco-Zinneberg88Mindelheim, Germany
25 December (burial)The mother of Prince Mit’ab bin Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia
28 DecemberMaharawal Brij Raj Singh of Jaisalmer (India)52Medanta hospital, Gurugram, India
DecemberMaria Assunta Gräfin von Oppersdorff née Countess von Schönburg-Glauchau “Sissi”85
Exact date unknownCountess Birgit von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee78

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