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Prince Heinrich of Bavaria

Bavarian prince

Died when: 35 years 323 days (430 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Prince Heinrich of Bavaria

Prince Heinrich of Bavaria (German: Heinrich Franz Wilhelm Prinz von Bayern) (28 March 1922 – 14 February 1958) was a member of the Bavarian royal House of Wittelsbach.

Prince Heinrich was born at Schloss Hohenburg in Bavaria and was the eldest child and only son (followed by daughters) from the marriage of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his second wife, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg.

On 31 July 1951, Prince Heinrich married (27 September 1927 in Neuilly-sur-Seine – 16 August 1999 in Milan), daughter of , French Army officer and decorated World War I veteran, and his American wife, Helen Reid, daughter of Fergus Reid of Norfolk, Virginia.

The ceremony took place in Saint-Jean-de-Luz on the Basque coast in France.The couple did not have any children together.

The prince was a Knight of the Order of Saint Hubert.He died in a car accident in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, in the Andes, on 14 February 1958.

He is buried at the Andechs Abbey church in Bavaria.Prince Heinrich's widow, Anne Marie de Lustrac, died also in a car crash in Milan, Italy, on 16 August 1999.

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