Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (1892–1930)

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Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska
Elisabeth Franziska 1892 1930 photo01.jpg
Born (1892-01-27)27 January 1892
Wien, Austria–Hungary
Died 29 January 1930(1930-01-29) (aged 38)
Syrgenstein, Austria
Spouse Georg, Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil und Hohenems
Full name
German: Elisabeth Franziska Marie Karoline Ignatia
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria
Mother Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska Marie Karoline Ignatia Salvator (27 January 1892 – 29 January 1930) was the daughter of Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. Through her mother she was a granddaughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.

Biography[edit]

She was born in Vienna on 27 January 1892 to Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria and his cousin Archduchess Marie Valerie, youngest daughter of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. She married at Niederwallsee on 19 September 1912 Georg Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil und Hohenems (1878–1955). The marriage was one of love and not a political marriage. Georg Graf von Waldburg had no money or property, and had been hired as a tutor for her brothers.[1]

They had four children, three daughters and a son:

  • Marie Valerie Waldburg-Zeil (1913–2001)
  • Klementine Waldburg-Zeil (1914–1941)
  • Elisabeth Waldburg-Zeil (1917–1979)
  • Franz Josef Waldburg-Zeil (born 1927)

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska was a painter for some time. She died, aged 38, of pneumonia on 29 January 1930. Her widower remarried nearly two years later, on 29 December 1931, to her younger sister Gertrud.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archduchess Weds Tutor. Emperor Francis Joseph Said to Have Helped the Love Affair.". New York Times. September 19, 1912. Retrieved 2010-08-22. The marriage of the Archduchess Elizabeth Franziska, daughter of the Archduke Francis Salvator, to Count George von Waldburg at Vienna to-day added another romance to the many in the records of the house of Hapsburg [sic]. 

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