Georg von Habsburg

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Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen
Habsburg György
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Spouse Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg
Issue Zsófia Habsburg-Lothringen
Ildikó Habsburg-Lothringen
Károly-Konstantin Habsburg-Lothringen
Full name
Paul Georg Maria Joseph Dominikus Habsburg-Lothringen
Father Otto von Habsburg
Mother Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
Born (1964-12-16) 16 December 1964 (age 50)
Starnberg, Bavaria

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


He married Eilika Helene Jutta Clementine of Oldenburg (b. 22 August 1972) 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, the only one out of his siblings to make a dynastically equal marriage according to the Habsburg family laws. Had his father not accepted his older brother's marriage to Baroness Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, which would have been otherwise considered morganatic, Georg would have been his father's heir after his elder brother, as it would have been with Archduke Franz-Ferdinand towards Emperor Franz-Joseph. His wife remained Lutheran. The couple have three children:

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

Georg has been a strong supporter of the Enlargement of the European Union. On 1 May 2004 he was chairman of the Grand Europe Ball, a black tie charitable gala held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel hotel in New York to celebrate this historic occasion.

Georg is also the President of Red Cross in Hungary, Ambassador-at-large of Hungary and Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

He and his family live near the village of Sóskút, in Pest County in Hungary.

Austrian Imperial Family
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HI&RH Archduke Karl
HI&RH Archduchess Francesca


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