Princess Franziska of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst

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Franziska zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
Archduchess Maximilian Eugen of Austria
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Princess Franziska in 1917
Spouse Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria
Issue Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg-Lorraine
Archduke Heinrich Karl Maria of Habsburg-Lorraine
House House of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Prince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
Mother Countess Franziska von Schönborn-Buchheim
Born (1897-06-21)21 June 1897
Died 12 July 1989(1989-07-12) (aged 92)

Princess Franziska zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (Franziska Maria Anna; 21 June 1897 – 12 July 1989) was the wife of Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria.

Life[edit]

The daughter of Austrian statesman Prince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst and his wife, Countess Franziska von Schönborn-Buchheim, Franziska zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst was born in Teplice, Austria-Hungary, into a cadet branch of the princely House of Hohenlohe.

On 27 November 1917 at Laxenburg, near Vienna, she married Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria, the second son of Archduke Otto of Austria and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. Her brother-in-law was Archduke Karl Franz of Austria, the last Emperor of Austria.

The couple had two sons:

  • Archduke Ferdinand of Habsburg-Lorraine (1918, Vienna – 2004, Ulm), married in 1956 Helene Gräfin zu Törring-Jettenbach (born 1937, daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Greece and Denmark);
  • Archduke Heinrich Karl Maria of Habsburg-Lorraine (born 1925 in Munich), married in 1961 Ludmilla Gräfin von Galen (born 1939).

Franziska also used the name Franziska von Ratibor und Corvey and, while living in Starnberg near Munich she used the name Countess Franziska von Wernberg. She died in Salzburg, Austria, on 12 July 1989, aged 92.

Sources[edit]

  • C. Arnold McNaughton, The Book of Kings: A Royal Genealogy, in 3 volumes - volume 1, page 360. London, U.K.: Garnstone Press, 1973.