Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg

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Philipp Albrecht of Württemberg
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Duke of Württemberg
Tenure 31 October 1939 - 17 April 1975
Spouse Archduchess Helena of Austria
Archduchess Rosa of Austria
House House of Württemberg
Father Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
Mother Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
Born (1893-11-14)14 November 1893
Stuttgart
Died 1 August 1975(1975-08-01) (aged 81)
Ravensburg

Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (George Philipp Albrecht Carl Maria Joseph Ludwig Hubertus Stanislaus Leopold Herzog von Württemberg, Stuttgart 14 November 1893 – Ravensburg 17 April 1975) was the son of Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg and Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria. He became head of the formerly reigning royal House of Württemberg on the death of his father in 1939.[1]

Marriages and children[edit]

His first marriage was to Archduchess Helena of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 30 October 1903 in Linz; died 8 September 1924 in Tübingen), daughter of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria (younger son of Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany) and Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta), on 24 October 1923 in Altshausen. They had one daughter:

Archduchess Helena died a week after giving birth to her daughter, Duchess Maria Christina.

His second marriage was to Archduchess Rosa of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 22 September 1906 in Parsch; died 17 September 1983 in Friedrichshafen), the sister of his late wife, on August 1, 1928 in Friedrichshafen. They had two sons and four daughters:[1]

Styles[edit]

  • 14 November 1893 - 2 October 1921: His Royal Highness Prince Phillip Albrecht of Würrtemberg
  • 2 October 1921 - 31 October 1939: His Royal Highness The Hereditary Duke of Württemberg
  • 31 October 1939 - 17 April 1975: His Royal Highness The Duke of Württemberg

Ancestry[edit]

Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
Born: 14 November 1893 Died: 17 April 1975
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Duke Albrecht
— TITULAR —
King of Württemberg
31 October 1939 – 17 April 1975
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Duke Carl

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstlich Hauser Band XVI. , Limburg an der Lahn, 2001, p. 179-180, 600.