Genealogy of the Royal Family of Sweden

Genealogy of the Royal Family of Sweden1

HRH Prince Wilhelm Duke of Södermanland and his descendants


HRH Prince Wilhelm of SwedenHRH Carl Wilhelm Ludvig Prince of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland
* Tullgarn Castle, June 17th, 1884
† Stenhammer Castle, June 5th, 1965

HIH Princess Marija Pavlovna of Sweden née Grand Duchess of RussiaMarried:

Tsarskoe Selo, May 3rd n.s., 1908:
HIH
Marija Pavlovna Grand Duchess of Russia ("Marisja")
* St. Petersburg, April 18th n.s., 1890
† Konstanz, December 13th, 1958
(Divorced: March 13th and July 15th, 1914)

Child from this marriage:

  1. HRH Gustaf Lennart Nicolaus Paul Prince of Sweden, Duke of Småland

Count Lennart Bernadotte af WisborgHRH Gustaf Lennart Nicolaus Paul Prince of Sweden, Duke of Småland
(Since March 11th, 1932:) Gustaf Lennart Nicolaus Paul Bernadotte
(Since July 2nd, 1951:) Gustaf Lennart Nicolaus Paul Bernadotte Count af Wisborg
* Royal Palace, Stockholm, May 8th, 1909
Created Count af Wisborg by HRH Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, July 2nd, 1951

Married:

  1. (without consent) (civil) Prince's Row Register Office, London, February 20th and (religious) London, March 11th, 1932:
    Karin Emma Louise Nissvandt
    * Nora, Län Örebrö, July 7th, 1911
    † Hospital, Eskilstuna, October 9th, 1991
    (Divorced: Konstanz, January 27th, 1972)
  2. Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg and his wife Sonja HaunzStudy, Schloß Mainau, Isle of Mainau, April 29th, 1972:
    Sonja Anita Maria Haunz
    * Litzelstetten, May 7th, 1944

Children from the first marriage:

  1. Birgitta Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg ("Gittan")
  2. Marie-Louise Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg ("Lisen")
  3. Carl-Johan Gustaf Vilhelm Bernadotte Count af Wisborg ("Jan")
  4. Karin Cecilia Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg ("Cia")
    * Stockholm, April 9th, 1944

    Married:

    (civil) Litzelstetten, March 28th and (religious) Litzelstetten, March 31st, 1967:
    Hansjörg Baenkler
    * Konstanz, September 24th, 1939
    (Divorced: August 30th, 1974)

Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg with his wife Sonja and their children ca. 1985Children from the second marriage:

  1. Bettina Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg
    * Isle of Mainau, March 12th, 1974
  2. Björn Wilhelm Bernadotte Count af Wisborg
    * Isle of Mainau, June 13th, 1975
  3. Catharina Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg
    * Isle of Mainau, April 11th, 1977
  4. Christian Wolfgang Bernadotte Count af Wisborg
    * Isle of Mainau, May 24th, 1979
  5. Countess Diana Bernadotte af WisborgDiana Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg
    * Isle of Mainau, April 18th, 1982

Birgitta Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg ("Gittan")
* Stockholm, May 3rd, 1933

Married:

(civil) Litzelstetten, June 15th and (religious) Isle of Mainau, June 16th, 1955:
Friedrich Otto Emil Ernst Straehl ("Fritz")
* Konstanz, November 20th, 1922

Children from this marriage:

  1. Friedrich Lennart Straehl
    * Kreuzlingen, April 10th, 1956

    Married:

    Homburg, June 28th, 1986:
    Regula Kleger
    * Chur, August 24th, 1960

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Fiona Straehl
      * Frauenfeld, September 8th, 1987
    2. Florian Straehl
      * Frauenfeld, June 23rd, 1989
  2. Andreas Straehl
    * Kreuzlingen, July 16th, 1957

    Married:

    (religious) Isle of Mainau, September 14th, 1985:
    Uschi Hefti
    * Glarus, August 7th, 1958

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Angela Antonia Brigitte Straehl
      * Münsterlingen, December 14th, 1986
    2. Timo Straehl
      * Münsterlingen, August 13th, 1988
  3. Maria Christina Straehl
    * Kreuzlingen, April 23rd, 1960

    Married:

    (civil) Kreuzlingen, September 23rd and (religious) Isle of Mainau, September 24th, 1983:
    Alexander Haessig
    * Lucerne, February 23rd, 1948
    (Divorced: 1985)

  4. Désirée Elisabeth Straehl
    * Kreuzlingen, October 20th, 1961

    Married:

    (civil) Kreuzlingen and (religious) Isle of Mainau, September 24th, 1984:
    Dieter Zepf
    * Konstanz, January 4th, 1960

  5. Stephan Straehl
    * Kreuzlingen, July 13th, 1964

Marie-Louise Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg ("Lisen")
* Stockholm, November 6th, 1935
† Konstanz, May 24th, 1988

Married:

(civil) Litzelstetten, September 10th and (religious) Isle of Mainau, September 11th, 1956:
Rudolf Adolf Kautz
* Engen, August 24th, 1930

Children from this marriage:

  1. Henrik Adolf Kautz
    * Konstanz, July 16th, 1957

    Married:

    Konstanz, April 29th, 1983:
    Kerstin Janke
    * Berlin, February 4th, 1957

    Children from this marriage:

    1. Lennart Rudolph Erhard Kautz
      * Münsterlingen, September 3rd, 1983
    2. Bennet Heinrich Marian Kautz
      * Münsterlingen, July 29th, 1985
  2. Karin Marie Helene Kautz
    * Konstanz, October 13th, 1958

    Married:

    Konstanz, August 28th, 1992:
    Walther Fritz
    * ...

    Child from this marriage:

    1. Astrid Fritz
      * 1999
  3. Madeleine Kautz
    * Konstanz, August 23rd, 1961

Carl-Johan Gustaf Vilhelm Bernadotte Count af Wisborg ("Jan")
* Stockholm, January 9th, 1941

Married:

  1. Torö, May 3rd, 1965:
    Gunnila Stampe
    * Herrhamra, Torö, September 3rd, 1941
    (Divorced: April 13th, 1967)
  2. Isle of Mainau, June 26th, 1967:
    Anna Skarne
    * Stockholm, April 18th, 1944
    (Divorced: October 30th, 1970)
  3. Konstanz, June 23rd, 1972:
    Annegret Thomssen
    * Bremen, November 15th, 1938
    (Divorced: June 28th, 1974)
  4. Diepholz, September 6th, 1974:
    Marita-Elise Berg
    * Diepholz, December 7th, 1953
    (Divorced: 1987)
  5. 1994 or 1995
    Gabrielle ...
    * ...
    (Divorced: 1997)

The baptism of Maria Lovisa Birgitta BernadotteChild from the second marriage:

  1. Sofia Magdalena Maria Birgitta Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg
    * Danderyd, Stockholm, May 3rd, 1968

    Illegitimate children:

    1. Maria Lovisa Birgitta Bernadotte
      * Danderyd, Stockholm, February 9th, 1997
      (father: Michael Söderström, * Järfälla, Stockholm, April 2nd, 1965)
    2. Carl-Fredrik Bernadotte
      * Danderyd, Stockholm, January 4th, 1998
      (father: Michael Söderström, * Järfälla, Stockholm, April 2nd, 1965)
    3. Lovisa Bernadotte
      * Danderyd, Stockholm, July 11th, 1999
      (father: Michael Söderström, * Järfälla, Stockholm, April 2nd, 1965)

Child from the third marriage:

  1. Cia-Rosemarie Bernadotte Countess af Wisborg
    * Konstanz, September 30th, 1972

Children from the fourth marriage:

  1. Alexander-Wilhelm Bernadotte Count af Wisborg
    * Konstanz, March 25th, 1977
  2. Stefan Albert Bernadotte Count af Wisborg
    * Konstanz, November 4th, 1980

Footnotes:

  1. With special thanks to Hein Bruins, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd, Erik Lamote, Netty Leistra, Claes Mattsson, Paul Theroff and Robert Warholm.

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Last updated: July 15th, 2002.