Karl Gero, Duke of Urach

Intro German noble
A.K.A. 3-й герцог Урах Карл Геро
Was Architect
From Germany
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 19 August 1899, Lichtenstein, Germany
Death 15 August 1981, Lichtenstein, Germany (aged 82 years)
Star sign Leo

Prince Karl Gero Albrecht Joseph Wilhelm Anton Maria of Urach, Count of Württemberg, 3rd Duke of Urach (19 August 1899 – 15 August 1981) was the head of the morganatic Urach branch of the House of Württemberg.

Life

He was born in Lichtenstein, then part of the Kingdom of Württemberg, at his family's Lichtenstein Castle, being the second son of Duke Wilhelm of Urach and his first wife Duchess Amalie in Bavaria. In 1917 he graduated from the Karls-Gymnasium school in Stuttgart. After graduation he served in the First World War as a lieutenant. He was heavily wounded in 1918. After the war Karl Gero von Urach studied architecture, and later worked as an architect in Munich. In 1928, on his father's death, Karl Gero became the third Duke (Herzog) of Urach, as his elder brother Wilhelm had resolved to marry morganatically (he was a director at Mercedes Benz for most of his life, and had two daughters). In 1935 he entered Wehrmacht and became a Hauptmann, and in 1940 was promoted to Major. Until 1945 he was based at the local army headquarters at Tübingen and Ulm. On 20 June 1940 Karl Gero von Urach married Countess Gabriele of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1910–2005). The marriage was childless. Karl Gero von Urach died at Lichtenstein Castle on 15 August 1981, and his nephew Karl Anselm succeeded to the Dukedom.

Ancestry

8. Duke Wilhelm of Württemberg
8. Duke Wilhelm of Württemberg
4. Wilhelm, 1st Duke of Urach
9. Baroness Wilhelmine of Tunderfeldt-Rhodis
2. Mindaugas II of Lithuania
10. Florestan I, Prince of Monaco
5. Princess Florestine of Monaco
11. Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
1. Karl Gero, Duke of Urach
12. Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
6. Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria
13. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
3. Duchess Amalie in Bavaria
14. John of Saxony
7. Princess Sophie of Saxony
15. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
8. Duke Wilhelm of Württemberg
4. Wilhelm, 1st Duke of Urach
9. Baroness Wilhelmine of Tunderfeldt-Rhodis
2. Mindaugas II of Lithuania
10. Florestan I, Prince of Monaco
5. Princess Florestine of Monaco
11. Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
1. Karl Gero, Duke of Urach
12. Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
6. Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria
13. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
3. Duchess Amalie in Bavaria
14. John of Saxony
7. Princess Sophie of Saxony
15. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria
4. Wilhelm, 1st Duke of Urach
9. Baroness Wilhelmine of Tunderfeldt-Rhodis
2. Mindaugas II of Lithuania
10. Florestan I, Prince of Monaco
5. Princess Florestine of Monaco
11. Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz
1. Karl Gero, Duke of Urach
12. Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria
6. Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria
13. Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
3. Duchess Amalie in Bavaria
14. John of Saxony
7. Princess Sophie of Saxony
15. Amalie Auguste of Bavaria

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