Archduchess Dorothea of Austria

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Dorothea
Archduchess Dorothea of Austria
Princess of Tuscany
Born (1920-05-25)25 May 1920
Schloss Leutstetten, Starnberg, Bavaria, Weimar Republic
Died 5 July 2015(2015-07-05) (aged 95)
Salzburg, Austria
Spouse Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Issue Archduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Full name
German: Dorothea Theresa Marie Franziska
House Wittelsbach
Father Prince Franz of Bavaria
Mother Princess Isabella de Croÿ

Princess Dorothea of Bavaria (German: Dorothea Theresa Marie Franziska, Prinzessin von Bayern;[1][2] 25 May 1920 – 5 July 2015) was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a princess of Bavaria by birth. Through her marriage to Archduke Gottfried of Austria, Dorothea was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. Dorothea was by marriage the titular Grand Duchess of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984. She died in 2015.[3]

Family[edit]

Dorothea was born in Schloss Leutstetten, Starnberg, Bavaria, Weimar Republic. She was 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 of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 25 October 1942)
  • Archduchess Maria Antoinette of Austria, Princess 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 – 8 November 1948: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Dorothea, The Grand Princess of Tuscany, Archduchess of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Princess of Bohemia, Princess of Bavaria
  • 8 November 1948 – 21 January 1984: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Dorothea, The Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Archduchess of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Princess of Bohemia, Princess of Bavaria
  • 21 January 1984 – 5 July 2015: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Dorothea, The Dowager Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Archduchess of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Princess of Bohemia, Princess of Bavaria

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (24 May 2004). "Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "BAVARIA". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  3. ^ http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com.es/2015/07/death-announement-for-archduchess.html
Archduchess Dorothea of Austria
Born: 25 May 1920 Died: 5 July 2015
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
— TITULAR —
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
2 August 1938 – 21 January 1984
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Elyssa Edmonstone