Princess Anna of Saxony (1903–1976)

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Princess Anna Monika
Archduchess Anna Monika of Austria, Princess of Saxony.jpg
Born(1903-05-04)4 May 1903
Lindau, Bavaria, German Empire
Died8 February 1976(1976-02-08) (aged 72)
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Spouse
(
m. 1926; died 1957)

Reginald Kazanjian
(
m. 1971; died 1976)
IssueArchduchess Margarethe
Archduchess Ilona
Archduchess Anna-Theresia
Archduke Joseph Árpád
Archduke István
Archduchess Maria Kynga
Archduke Géza
Archduke Michael
Full name
German: Anna Monika Pia
HouseWettin
FatherKing Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
MotherArchduchess Louise, Countess of Ysette
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Princess Anna of Saxony and Joseph Francis of Austria

Princess Anna Monika Pia of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (Full German name: Prinzessin Anna Monika Pia von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen[1]) (4 May 1903[1] – 8 February 1976[1]) was the seventh and youngest child of Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and his wife Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany and a younger sister of both Georg, Crown Prince of Saxony, and Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen.[1]

Early life[edit]

While pregnant with Anna, her mother Luise left Saxony on 9 December 1902 without her children. Anna was born in Lindau, Bavaria, during her parents' separation; after the birth, Luise sent the infant to the royal court in Dresden where she was raised with her five siblings by her father Frederick Augustus.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Anna married Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria, eldest son of Archduke Joseph August of Austria and his wife Princess Auguste Maria of Bavaria, on 4 October 1924 at Schloss Sibyllenort in Sibyllenort, Silesia, Germany.[1] Anna and Joseph Francis had eight children:[1]

Fifteen years after the death of Joseph Francis in Carcavelos, Portugal ,on 25 September 1957, Anna married Reginald Kazanjian (1905–1990) in a civil ceremony on 28 July 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland, and in a religious ceremony on 9 September 1971 in Veyrier, Switzerland.[1] She died in Munich, Germany, aged 72.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 May 1903 – 4 October 1924: Her Royal Highness Princess Anna of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 4 October 1924 – 28 July 1972: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Anna Monika of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, Princess and Duchess of Saxony
  • 28 July 1972 – 8 February 1976: Her Royal Highness Princess Anna of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (25 November 2004). "Anna Monika Pia Prinzessin von Sachsen". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-11-13.