Georg von Habsburg
Born (1964-12-16) 16 December 1964 (age 59)
(m. 1997)
ChildrenZsófia von Habsburg
Ildikó von Habsburg
Károly-Konstantin von Habsburg

Georg von Habsburg[1] (born 16 December 1964) is a German-born Hungarian diplomat. He is referred to in Austria as Georg Habsburg-Lothringen,[1] in Hungary as Habsburg György, and in some international media by his courtesy title Archduke Georg of Austria.[2]

Family ties

Born in Germany as Paul Georg Maria Joseph Dominikus, he is the second son (and seventh and youngest child) of Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Regina Prinzessin von Sachsen-Meiningen. His father, heir of Charles I and IV, the last monarch of Austria-Hungary, renounced all claims to the Austrian throne in 1961.[3] Georg von Habsburg was raised at his parents' home in exile, Villa Austria in Pöcking, Bavaria.

He married Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg (born 22 August 1972 in Bad Segeberg), the elder daughter of Duke Johann of Oldenburg (younger son of Nikolaus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Oldenburg, and his wife Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont) and Countess Ilka of Ortenburg, on 18 October 1997 in Budapest, Hungary, contracting, unlike his elder brother Karl in 1993, a dynastic marriage according to the former Habsburg house laws.[2] While Georg is a Roman Catholic, Eilika has chosen to remain a Lutheran.[2] The couple have three children:

Georg and his family live near the village of Sóskút, in Pest County in Hungary. Their eldest child was the first Habsburg to be born in Hungary in more than fifty years.

Georg and Otto


Georg had been named Hungary's Ambassador extraordinary to the European Parliament in 1996. Georg was also the President of the Hungarian Red Cross from 2004 to 2012.[2]

In December 2020 he was appointed as Hungary's Ambassador to France.[4]

Honours and awards






  1. ^ a b c d de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. ‘'Le Petit Gotha'’. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, pp. 172–176, 201–202 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  2. ^ Brook-Shepherd, pg. 181
  3. ^ Viktor, Buzna (13 December 2020). "Habsburg György lesz a következő párizsi nagykövet". (in Hungarian). Retrieved 30 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Knights of the Golden Fleece". Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  5. ^ "The Order Government – St. Georgs-Orden". Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  6. ^ Debrecen, University of. "University of Debrecen". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Országos Polgárőr Szövetség - Kitüntetések, elismerések kimutatása". Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Díszpolgárok". Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem (in Hungarian). Retrieved 29 November 2021.