Archduchess Hermine of Austria

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Archduchess Hermine
Hermine Amalie Marie Archduchesse 1817 1842.jpg
Archduchess Hermine, by Friedrich Lieder, circa 1835.
Archduchess of Austria
Born (1817-09-14)14 September 1817
Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
Died 13 February 1842(1842-02-13) (aged 24)
Vienna, Austria
Full name
Hermine Amalie Marie
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Joseph of Austria
Mother Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym

Archduchess Hermine of Austria (Hermine Amalie Marie, 14 September 1817 in Buda, Hungary – 13 February 1842 in Vienna, Austria) was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.[1]

Archduchess Hermine, with her twin brother Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary, c. 1840.


Hermine was the daughter of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary and Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. Her mother died shortly after giving birth to her and her twin brother, Archduke Stephen, Palatine of Hungary. She was brought up by her stepmother, Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg. She spent much of her childhood in Buda and at the family estate in Alcsútdoboz and received an excellent education.Contemporaries described Archduchess Hermine as a comely, kind and modest. However, she was a slim young woman, frail body, and prone to diseases.

Hermine was Princess-Abbess of the Theresian Royal and Imperial Ladies Chapter of the Castle of Prague (1835-1842),[2] and she died 13 February 1842 in Vienna, Austria.