Archduke Joseph Árpád of Austria

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Archduke Joseph Árpád
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Archduke Joseph of Austria in 2009
Born (1933-02-08)8 February 1933
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 30 April 2017(2017-04-30) (aged 84)
Madrid, Spain
Issue Archduke Joseph Karl
Archduchess Monika-Ilona
Archduke Joseph Karl
Archduchess Maria Christine
Archduke Andreas-Augustinus
Archduchess Alexandra Lydia
Archduke Nicolaus Franziskus
Archduke Johannes Jacobus
Full name
German: Joseph Árpád Benedikt Ferdinand Franz Maria Gabriel
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria
Mother Princess Anna of Saxony
Styles of
Archduke Joseph Árpád of Austria
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Reference style His Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness

Archduke Joseph Árpád Benedikt Ferdinand Franz Maria Gabriel (Hungarian: Habsburg–Lotaringiai József Árpád; 8 February 1933 – 30 April 2017)[1][2] was a member of the Hungarian Palatine branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

He was born in Budapest, the son of Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria and his wife, Princess Anna of Saxony. He was the great-grandson of Archduchess Gisela of Austria.[3]

He received a degree in economics from the University of Lisbon.


Joseph married Princess Maria von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, born 1935, daughter of Karl, 8th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and Carolina dei Conti Rignon. They married civilly on 25 August 1956 and religiously on 12 September 1956 in Bronnbach, Wertheim am Main, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.[4][5]

They had eight children:[4][5]

  • Archduke Joseph Karl (1957–1957)
  • Archduchess Milona (born 1958); in 1996, she married Charles-Henry de Rambures (born 1968).
  • Archduke Joseph Karl (born 1960); in 1990 he married Princess Margarete von Hohenberg, granddaughter of Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg.
  • Archduchess Maria Christine (born 1961); in 1988 she married Raymond van der Meide (born 1959).
  • Archduke Andreas-Augustinus (born 1963); in 1994 he married Countess Marie-Christine von Hatzfeldt-Dönhoff (born 1968).
  • Archduchess Alexandra (born 1965); in 1999 she married Wilhelmus de Wit (born 1965).
  • Archduke Nicolaus (born 1973); in 2002 he married Eugenia de Calonje Gurrea.
  • Archduke Johannes (born 1975); in 2009, he married María Gabriela Montenegro Villamizar.

Dynastic honours[edit]


See also[edit]


Archduke Joseph Árpád of Austria
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 8 February 1933 Died: 30 April 2017
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Ferenc Farkas
Captain General of the Order of Vitéz
Succeeded by