Archduke Anton of Austria

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Archduke Anton
Prince of Tuscany
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The Archduke on his wedding day
Spouse Princess Ileana of Romania
Issue Archduke Stefan
Archduchess Maria Ileana
Archduchess Alexandra
Archduke Dominic
Archduchess Maria Magdalena
Archduchess Elisabeth
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany
Mother Infanta Blanca of Spain
Born (1901-03-20)20 March 1901
Died 22 October 1987(1987-10-22) (aged 86)

Archduke Anton of Austria (Anton Maria Franz Leopold Blanka Karl Joseph Ignaz Raphael Michael Margareta Nicetas von Habsburg-Lorraine) Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Prince of Tuscany; (Vienna, 20 March 1901 – Salzburg, 22 October 1987).

Anton was the seventh of ten children born to Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany and Infanta Blanca of Spain, daughter of Carlos, Duke of Madrid.

After being introduced by King Carol II of Romania, he and Princess Ileana of Romania were married in Sinaia on 26 July 1931.

They had the following children:

In the Second World War, he served until late 1944 in the German Wehrmacht as a pilot. After leaving the military, he moved to Törzburg, where he and his family lived in Schloss Bran. After the coup d'état, and the end of Romania's alliance with Germany on 23 August 1944, the family and their servants were in danger of being interned or thrown out of the country, as German citizens. It was only when Michael I abdicated on 30 December 1947 and was forced to leave the country, that Habsburg-Lorraine's family were exiled. The family spent time in Switzerland, then in Argentina, then lived in the early 1950s in the United States.

The marriage ended in divorce, made official on 29 May 1954. While Ileana became a nun, Anton moved to Austria where he lived until his death in Emmerberg and in St. Lorenz am Mondsee in the Villa Minola. He died on 22 October 1987 at the age of 86. He was buried at the cemetery on the Mondsee.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lost Waltz A Story Of Exile by Bertita Harding (1944)


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