Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Head of the House of Habsburg-Tuscany
Reign8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
PredecessorArchduke Peter Ferdinand
SuccessorArchduke Leopold Franz
Born(1902-03-14)14 March 1902
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Died21 January 1984(1984-01-21) (aged 81)
Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria
SpousePrincess Dorothea of Bavaria
IssueArchduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Names
German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons
HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
FatherArchduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
MotherPrincess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Archduke Gottfried of Austria (German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons, Erzherzog von Österreich, Prinz von Toskana; 14 March 1902 – 21 January 1984), also styled as Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich, was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, an Archduke of Austria, and Prince of Hungary and Bohemia. Gottfried assumed the title of titular Grand Duke of Tuscany, in spite of his grandfather Ferdinand IV's abdication of 1870 in favour to Emperor Franz Joseph.[1][2]

Family

Gottfried was born in Linz, Austria-Hungary, the eldest child and son[citation needed] of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[citation needed] Gottfried was raised with his three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918, when his family emigrated to Lucerne, Switzerland. He died in Bad Ischl, aged 81.

Marriage and issue

Gottfried married Princess Dorothea of Bavaria, fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ, on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary.[citation needed] Gottfried and Dorothea had issue:[citation needed]

Honours

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Bernd Braun: Das Ende der Regionalmonarchien in Italien. Abdankungen im Zuge des Risorgimento. In: Susan Richter, Dirk Dirbach (Hrsg.): Thronverzicht. Die Abdankung in Monarchien vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit. Böhlau Verlag, Köln, Weimar, Wien 2010, pp. 251-266
  2. ^ Andrea Borella (a cura di): Annuario della Nobiltà italiana, XXXIII edizione, 2015-2020, parte I, Teglio, marzo 2021, ISBN 978-88-942861-0-6