Batthyány, Gusztáv, 5th Prince Batthyány-Strattmann

NOBLEMAN, RACEHORSE BREEDER (HUNGARY)
BORN 8 Dec 1803, Pozsony - DIED 25 Apr 1883
CAUSE OF DEATH heart attack
GRAVE LOCATION Portsmouth, Hampshire: Highland Road Cemetery, Southsea

Gusztáv Batthyány was the son of Count Antal Batthyány de Németújvár and his wife Mária Anna Festetics von Tolna. On 14 December 1828 he married married Baroness Wilhelmine von Ahrenfeld, the widow of Ferdinand, Graf Bubna von Littitz (1768-1825). At that time, they already had two sons. Wilhelmine died in 1840.

He emigrated to England where he bred racehorses. In 1848 he supported the Magyar national movement in Hungary. He was lected to the Jockey Club in 1859. In 1875 his horse Galopin won the Epson Derby. In 1870 his second Cousin Philipp died and he became the 5th Prince Batthyány-Strattmann. He retired from horse races in 1875 because of a heart condition. In 1883 he died after a heart attack that he suffered during a luncheon at the Jockey Club.

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The grave of Gusztáv, 5th Prince Batthyány-Strattmann at Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth.
Picture by Androom (20 Jun 2010)

 

The grave of Gusztáv, 5th Prince Batthyány-Strattmann at Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth.
Picture by Androom (20 Jun 2010)

 

Sources
Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guszt%C3%A1v_Batthy%C3%A1ny


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Published: 05 May 2024
Last update: 05 May 2024