Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (1892–1930)
|Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska|
27 January 1892|
|Died||29 January 1930
|Spouse||Georg, Graf von Waldburg zu Zeil und Hohenems|
|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.
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.
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.
- "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].