Georg von Habsburg

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Georg von Habsburg
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Born (1964-12-16) 16 December 1964 (age 55)
Starnberg, Bavaria, West Germany
Spouse
IssueZsófia
Ildikó
Károly-Konstantin
Full name
Paul Georg Maria Joseph Dominikus Habsburg-Lothringen
HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
FatherOtto, Crown Prince of Austria
MotherPrincess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
Austrian Royalty
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria (1815).svg
Francis I (Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor)
Children include
Archduchess Marie Louise
Ferdinand I
Archduchess Maria Leopoldina
Archduchess Clementina
Archduke Franz Karl
Grandchildren include
Franz Joseph I
Archduke Maximilian
Archduke Karl Ludwig
Archduke Ludwig Viktor
Great-grandchildren include
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Archduke Otto Franz
Ferdinand I
Franz Joseph I
Children
Archduchess Sophie
Archduchess Gisela
Crown Prince Rudolf
Archduchess Marie Valerie
Grandchildren include
Archduchess Elisabeth Marie
Charles I
Children include
Crown Prince Otto
Archduke Robert
Archduke Felix
Archduke Karl Ludwig
Archduke Rudolf
Grandchildren include
Archduchess Andrea
Archduchess Monika
Archduchess Michaela
Archduchess Gabriela
Archduchess Walburga
Archduke Karl
Archduke Georg
Archduke Lorenz
Great-Grandchildren include
Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir
Archduke Amedeo

Georg von Habsburg[1] (given names Paul Georg Maria Joseph Dominikus; born 16 December 1964, in Starnberg), referred to in Austria as Georg Habsburg-Lothringen,[1] in Hungary as Habsburg György, and in some media as Archduke Georg of Austria,[2] is the second son, and seventh and youngest child of Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, and his wife Regina.

Early life[edit]

Otto and Georg

Georg von Habsburg was born in Starnberg, Bavaria, the second son and seventh child of Otto and Regina von Habsburg. His father, heir of Charles I and IV, 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.

Marriage[edit]

He married Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg (born 22 August 1972 in Bad Segeberg), the older 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] His wife remained Lutheran.[2] The couple have three children:

  • Zsófia Mária Tatjána Mónika Erzsébet Katalin (Sophie Maria Tatiana Monica Elisabeth Catherine, born 12 January 2001 in Budapest)
  • Ildikó Mária Walburga (Hilda Maria Walburga, born 6 June 2002 in Budapest)
  • Károly-Konstantin Mihály István Mária (Karl-Konstantin Michael Stephan Maria, born 20 July 2004 in Budapest)

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. While Georg is a Roman Catholic, Eilika has chosen to remain a Lutheran.

Career[edit]

Georg was the President of Red Cross in Hungary, having been named Hungary's Ambassador extraordinary to the European Parliament in 1996.[2]

References[edit]

  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

External links[edit]

Georg von Habsburg
Born: 16 December 1964
Austro-Hungarian royalty
Preceded by
Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg
Line of succession to the defunct Austro-Hungarian throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
Károly-Konstantin von Habsburg