Archduke Gottfried of Austria

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Archduke Gottfried
Head of the House of Habsburg-Tuscany
Reign 8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
Predecessor Archduke Peter Ferdinand
Successor Archduke Leopold Franz
Spouse Princess Dorothea of Bavaria
Issue
Archduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Full name
German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
Mother Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1902-03-14)14 March 1902
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary
Died 21 January 1984(1984-01-21) (aged 81)
Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria

Archduke Gottfried of Austria (German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons, Erzherzog von Österreich, Prinz von Toskana[1][2]) (14 March 1902, Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary[1][2] – 21 January 1984, Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria[1][2]) was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduke and Prince of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany by birth. Gottfried was the titular Grand Duke of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984.

Family[edit]

Gottfried was the eldest child and son[1][2] of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2] Gottfried was raised with his three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918 when his family emigrated and moved to Lucerne, Switzerland.

Marriage and issue[edit]

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.[1][2] Gottfried and Dorothea had four children together:[1][2]

  • Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 2 October 1939)
  • Archduchess Alice of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 29 April 1941)
  • Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 25 October 1942)
  • Archduchess Maria Antoinette of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 16 September 1950)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 14 March 1902 – 8 November 1948: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke and Prince Gottfried of Austria; Prince Gottfried of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
  • 8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984: His Imperial and Royal Highness The Grand Duke of Tuscany

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "TUSCANY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-17. [dead link]
Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 14 March 1902 Died: 21 January 1984
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Archduke Peter Ferdinand
— TITULAR —
Grand Duke of Tuscany
8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Archduke Leopold Franz