Archduchess Dorothea of Austria

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Princess Dorothea of Bavaria
Archduchess and Princess Dorothea of Austria; Princess Dorothea of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Spouse Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Issue Archduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Full name
German: Dorothea Theresa Marie Franziska
House House of Wittelsbach
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Prince Franz of Bavaria
Mother Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ
Born (1920-05-25) 25 May 1920 (age 94)
Schloss Leutstetten, Starnberg, Bavaria, Weimar Republic
Grand Ducal Family of Tuscany
Great coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.svg

HI&RH The Grand Duke
HI&RH The Grand Duchess

  • HI&RH The Grand Prince
  • HI&RH Archduchess Tatyana
  • HI&RH Archduke Maximilian

HI&RH The Dowager Grand Duchess

  • HI&RH Archduchess Elisabeth
  • HI&RH Archduchess Alice
  • HI&RH Archduke Leopold Franz
    • HI&RH Archduke Guntram
  • HI&RH Archduchess Maria Antoinette

Princess Dorothea of Bavaria (German: Dorothea Theresa Marie Franziska, Prinzessin von Bayern[1][2]) (born 25 May 1920 at Schloss Leutstetten in Starnberg, Bavaria, Weimar Republic[1][2]) is a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a Princess of Bavaria by birth. Through her marriage to Archduke Gottfried of Austria, Dorothea is a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduchess and Princess of Austria and Princess of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany. Dorothea is the titular Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984.

Family[edit]

Dorothea is the fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Dorothea married Archduke Gottfried of Austria, eldest child and son[1][2] of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies,[1][2] on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary.[1][2] Dorothea and Gottfried have 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, Prince of Tuscany (born 16 September 1950)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 25 May 1920 – 2 August 1938: Her Royal Highness Princess Dorothea of Bavaria
  • 2 August 1938 – present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess and Princess Dorothea of Austria; Princess Dorothea of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
  • 2 August 1938 - 21 January 1984: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Tuscany
  • 21 January 1984 – present: Her Imperial and Royal Highness The Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (24 May 2004). "Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "BAVARIA". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
Archduchess Dorothea of Austria
Born: 25 May 1920
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany
2 August 1938 – 21 January 1984
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Elyssa Edmonstone