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Queen consort of Albania Geraldine Apponyi

Queen consort of Albania Geraldine Apponyi

Female 1915 - 2002  (87 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Geraldine Apponyi 
    Title Queen consort of Albania 
    Born 6 Aug 1915  Budapest, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As After her husband's death, she preferred to be known as the "Queen Mother of Albania". 
    Biographical Information 1938 
    Future Queen of Albania.
    Future Queen of Albania.
    The Winnipeg (Canada) Tribune, Saturday, March 5, 1938 page 18.
    Occupation Queen of Albania 
    Geraldine of Albania - My 7th cousin 4 times removed.
    Geraldine of Albania - My 7th cousin 4 times removed.
    The Countess Geraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony, a Roman Catholic aristocrat who was half-Hungarian and half-American. Through her American mother she was a decedent of colonist Edmund Rice.

    Geraldine was introduced to King Zog I in December 1937, after his sister had approached her on behalf of the king, who had seen a photograph of her. Within days they were engaged to be married. She became known as the "White Rose of Hungary" and, took the title Princess Geraldine of Albania prior to her wedding.

    They were exiled when the country was invaded and the communist banned the monarchy. She died at the age of 87 still asserting that her son Leka was the legitimate king of Albania.
    Died 22 Oct 2002  Albania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I23739  Nagel
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2018 

    Father Gyula Apponyi, of Nagy-Appony 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gladys Virginia Stewart 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F7714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zog I, King of the Albanians,   b. 8 Oct 1895, Albania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1961, Paris, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1938  Albania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King Zog Engaged.
    King Zog Engaged.
    Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico) March 11, 1938, page nine.
    A King To Marry Tomorrow.
    A King To Marry Tomorrow.
    The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, Tuesday, April 26, 1938 page 3.
    King Zog Will Marry Today.
    King Zog Will Marry Today.
    The Danville Morning News, Danville, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, April 27, 1938, page one.
    King Zog I Wedding.
    King Zog I Wedding.
    King Zog I Wedding.
    Children 
    +1. Leka I, King of Albania,   b. 5 Apr 1939, Albania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 2011, Albania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F7715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart