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
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