Archduchess Helena of Austria

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Archduchess Helena
Hereditary Duchess of Württemberg
Born (1903-10-30)30 October 1903
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary
Died 8 September 1924(1924-09-08) (aged 20)
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Spouse Philipp Albrecht, Hereditary Duke of Württemberg
Issue Maria Christina, Princess Georg Hartmann of Liechtenstein
Full name
German: Helena Marie Alice Christine Josefa Anna Margareta Madeleine Walburga Blandina Cäcilie Philomena Carmela Ignatia Rita de Cascia
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Peter Ferdinand, Prince of Tuscany
Mother Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Archduchess Helena of Austria,[1][2] full German name: Helena Marie Alice Christine Josefa Anna Margareta Madeleine Walburga Blandina Cäcilie Philomena Carmela Ignatia Rita de Cascia, Erzherzogin von Österreich, Prinzessin von Toskana[1][2] (30 October 1903, Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary[1][2] – 8 September 1924, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[1][2]) was a member of the Tuscan branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and an Archduchess of Austria and Princess of Bohemia, Hungary, and Tuscany by birth. Through her marriage to Philipp Albrecht, Hereditary Duke of Württemberg, Helena was also a member of the House of Württemberg and Hereditary Duchess consort of Württemberg.

Early life[edit]

Helena was the second-eldest child and eldest daughter of Archduke Peter Ferdinand, Prince of Tuscany and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2] Helena was raised with her three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918 when her family emigrated and moved to Lucerne, Switzerland.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Helena married Philipp Albrecht, Hereditary Duke of Württemberg, eldest child and son of Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg and his wife Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, on 24 October 1923 in Altshausen.[1][2] Helena and Philipp Albrecht had one daughter:[1]

Helena died a week after the birth of Duchess Maria.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 30 October 1903 – 24 October 1923: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Helena of Austria, Princess of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
  • 24 October 1923 – 8 September 1924: Her Royal Highness The Hereditary Duchess of Württemberg

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Helena Erzherzogin von Österreich". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f Paul Theroff. "TUSCANY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-18.