Andrea von Habsburg

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Andrea von Habsburg
Hereditary Countess of Neipperg
Born (1953-05-30) 30 May 1953 (age 65)
Würzburg, Bavaria, West Germany
Spouse
IssueCount Philipp
Count Benedikt
Count Dominik
Countess Hemma, Mrs Specht
Princess Katharina of Lobkowicz
HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
FatherOtto, Crown Prince of Austria
MotherPrincess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
Austrian imperial family
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria (1815).svg


Andrea von Habsburg (Andrea Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen) Archduchess of Austria, Hereditary Countess of Neipperg,[1] (born 30 May 1953, in Würzburg, Bavaria), is the first child and oldest daughter of Otto von Habsburg and his wife, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen.[2]

Early life[edit]

Andrea von Habsburg was born in Würzburg, Bavaria, the first child of Otto von Habsburg, the crown prince of Austria, and his wife, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen. She was raised at her parents' home in exile, Villa Austria, in Pöcking, Bavaria.

She is a granddaughter of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I. However, she does not use her ancestral titles as a member of the House of Habsburg, since the use of such titles is illegal in Hungary and Austria.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married Karl Eugen, Hereditary Count of Neipperg (born 20 October 1951 in Schwaigern), son of Josef, Count of Neipperg (born 22 July 1918) and Countess Maria von Ledebur-Wicheln (1920–1984), on 9 July 1977 in Pöcking, Bavaria.[4] (The County of Neipperg, centred on Schwaigern, had become an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire in 1766, mediatised to the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806).[5] They have issue:[4]

  • Count Philipp of Neipperg (born 6 September 1978 in Heilbronn), married on 26 April 2008 in Salzburg, Paula Wolff (born 19 July 1981 in Salzburg), daughter of Lukas Wolff and Countess Ladislaja von Meran.[5] They have four children:
    • Countess Johanna of Neipperg (born 13 May 2009 in Münich)
    • Count Stephan Benedikt of Neipperg (born 5 October 2010)[6]
    • Count Emanuel of Neipperg (born 2014)[7]
    • Countess Alexandra of Neipperg (born 2015)
  • Count Benedikt of Neipperg (born 11 April 1980 in Heilbronn)
  • Count Dominik of Neipperg (born 27 July 1981 in Warendorf), married on 4 August 2012 in Wallhausen, Princess Marie-Anna of Salm-Salm (born 22 February 1986 in Kitzingen),[8] daughter of Prince Michael of Salm-Salm and Countess Philippa Emma zu Castell-Castell. They have one daughter:
    • Countess Florentina of Neipperg (born 4 March 2015 in Münich)
  • Countess Maria Hemma of Neipperg (born 11 October 1983 in Oelde), married on 30 May 2012 in Schwaigern, Roman Keno Specht (born 4 December 1980 in Oldenburg),[8] son of Herbert Specht and Petra Zugermeier. They have two daughters:
    • Annunziata Specht (born 2013)
    • Olympia Specht (born 2016)
  • Countess Katharina of Neipperg (born 3 April 1986 in Rheda-Wiedenbrück), married on 30 August 2012 in Schwaigern, Prince Wenzel of Lobkowicz (born 4 December 1986 in Münich), son of Prince Johannes of Lobkowicz and Countess Johanna Bathildes zu Castell-Castell. They have two children:[8]
    • Prince Valerian of Lobkowicz (born 2014)
    • Prince Camillo of Lobkowicz (born 2016)

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[14][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XIV. "Haus Österreich". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2001, pp. 87–88. ISBN 3-7980-0824-8.
  2. ^ "Habsburg Daughter Born", The Washington Post, Wuerzburg, Germany, 31 May 1953
  3. ^ "RIS - Gesamte Rechtsvorschrift für Habsburgergesetz - Bundesrecht konsolidiert, Fassung vom 09.08.2015". bka.gv.at.
  4. ^ a b Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XIX. "Neipperg". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2011, pp. 278–281. ISBN 3-7980-0849-3.
  5. ^ a b Enache, Nicolas. La Descendance de Marie-Therese de Habsburg. ICC, Paris, 1996. pp. 27, 30, 42-43. (French). ISBN 2-908003-04-X
  6. ^ Theroff, Paul. "Neipperg". www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/ (Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site).[self-published source][better source needed]
  7. ^ Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
  8. ^ a b c Theroff, Paul. "neipperg". www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/ (Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site).[self-published source][better source needed]
  9. ^ http://kepek.origo.hu/galleriesdisplay/upload/[permanent dead link]/1107/Az_ut201174111011/img/n04.jpg
  10. ^ http://c7.alamy.com/comp/D5HBP5/children-of-deceased-regina-von-habsburg-andrea-monika-karl-georg-D5HBP5.jpg
  11. ^ http://myroyalty.skyrock.mobi/photo.html?id_article=3037247223&id_article_media=24966493
  12. ^ http://c7.alamy.com/comp/DANTTT/the-counts-and-countesses-with-the-children-of-the-deceased-l-r-monika-DANTTT.jpg
  13. ^ http://myroyalty.skyrock.mobi/photo.html?id_article=3037247223&id_article_media=24966591
  14. ^ Béeche. Arturo E. The Coburgs of Europe. Eurohistory. 2013. pp. 20, 25. ISBN 978-0-9854603-3-4