Archduke Gottfried of Austria

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Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Erzherzog Gottfried.jpg
Head of the House of Habsburg-Tuscany
Reign8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
PredecessorArchduke Peter Ferdinand
SuccessorArchduke Leopold Franz
Born(1902-03-14)14 March 1902
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary
Died21 January 1984(1984-01-21) (aged 81)
Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria
SpousePrincess Dorothea of Bavaria
IssueArchduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Full name
German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons
HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
FatherArchduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
MotherPrincess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Archduke Gottfried of Austria (German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons, Erzherzog von Österreich, Prinz von Toskana[1][2]) (14 March 1902[1][2] – 21 January 1984[1][2]) was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany by birth. Gottfried was the titular Grand Duke of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984.

Family[edit]

Gottfried was born in Linz, Austria–Hungary, the eldest child and son[1][2] of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2] Gottfried was raised with his three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918, when his family emigrated to Lucerne, Switzerland. He died in Bad Ischl, aged 81.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Gottfried married Princess Dorothea of Bavaria, fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ, on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary.[1][2] Gottfried and Dorothea had issue:[1][2]

  • Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 2 October 1939 in Achberg), married on 28 April 1965 in Salzburg, Friedrich Hubert Edler von Braun (born 26 December 1934 in Regensburg), son of Erich Edler von Braun and Baroness Elisabeth von Teuchert-Kauffmann und Traunsteinburg. They have three children:
    • Bernadette Edle von Braun (born 21 July 1966 in Bad Godesberg), she has illegitimate issue
    • Dominik Edler von Braun (born 21 September 1967 in Bad Godesberg), married on 25 August 1995 in New York City, Countess Tatiana Angela von Nayhauss-Cormons (born 5 May 1968 in Munich), daughter of Count Mainhardt von Nayhauss-Cormons and Sabine Beirlein. They have three children:
      • Justus Edler von Braun (born 15 May 2003 in Bonn)
      • Ludovic Edler von Braun (born 20 September 2005 in Bonn)
      • Edina Edle von Braun (born 15 November 2007 in Bonn)
    • Felix Edler von Braun (born 23 April 1970 in Bad Ischl), married on 27 May 2006 in Berlin, Gabrielle Hinzmann (born 15 August 1972 in Berlin). They have on daughter:
      • Stella Edle von Braun (born in 2009)
  • Archduchess Alice of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 29 April 1941 in Leutstetten), married on 7 May 1970 in Salzburg, Baron Vittorio Manno (born 31 July 1938 in Cuneo), son of Baron Antonio Manno and Bonile Maria Ainair Rossilon. They have two children:
    • Leopoldo dei baronni Manno (19 February 1971 in The Hague — 21 February 1971 in The Hague)
    • Niccolò dei baronni Manno (born 1 November 1977 in Maisons-Laffitte), married on 22 May 2004 in London, Manon Sybille Duflos. They have three children:
      • Arturo dei baronni Manno (born in 2009)
      • Paolo dei baronni Manno (born in 2012)
      • A son (born in 2014)
    • Domitella dei baronni Manno (born 30 April 1974 in Neuilly-sur-Seine), married on 24 April 1999 in Salzburg, Pierre-Emmanuel Derriks (born 30 August 1973 in Ixelles), son of Michel Derriks and Anne Mottard. They have four children:
      • Felicie Derriks (born 27 July 1998 in Salzburg)
      • Ombeline Derriks (born 29 February 2000 in Munich)
      • Fleur Derriks (born 28 March 2003)
      • Corentin Derriks (born 16 March 2005)
  • Archduke Leopold of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 25 October 1942 in Leutstetten), married on 19 June 1965 in St. Gilgen, Laetitia de Belzunce d'Arenberg (born 2 September 1941 in Brummana), daughter of Henry de Belzunce and Marie-Thérèse de la Poëze d'Harambure. They have two sons.
  • Archduchess Maria Antoinette of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 16 September 1950 in St. Gilgen), married on 13 April 1974 in St. Gilgen, Baron Hans Walter von Proff zu Irnich (born 7 March 1938 in Munich), son of Oskar Natterman and Margarete Wutt, adopted by his stepfather Baron Max von Proff zu Irnich. They have two children:
    • Baron Maximilian von Proff zu Irnich (born 24 February 1976 in Munich), married on 29 May 2010, Baroness Sidonia von Ledebur (born 5 November 1978 in Darmstadt), daughter of Baron Ernst von Ledebur and Alix von Watzdorf. They have one son:
      • Baron Cornelius von Proff zu Irnich (born 11 August 2011)
    • Baroness Johanna von Proff zu Irnich (born 27 June 1979 in Munich), married on 1 October 2011 in Starnberg, Florian Prechtl. They have two children:
      • Franz Prechtl (born in January 2013)
      • A child (born in 2015)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 14 March 1902 – 8 November 1948: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Gottfried of Austria, Prince of Tuscany
  • 8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Gottfried, The Prince of Tuscany

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Paul Theroff. "TUSCANY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 14 March 1902 Died: 21 January 1984
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Archduke Peter Ferdinand
— TITULAR —
Grand Duke of Tuscany
8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Archduke Leopold Franz