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BiographyAnselm Franz von Thurn und Taxis was born 29 January 1679 to Eugen Alexander von Thurn und Taxis (c1652-1714) and Anna Adelheid zu Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg (1659-1701) and died 8 November 1739 in Brussels, Belgium of unspecified causes. He married Maria Ludovika von Lobkowicz (1683-1750) 10 January 1703 in Vienna, Austria. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, the United Kingdom, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Lithuania, Bohemia, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, England, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.