Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria

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Archduke Josef Francis
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Born (1895-03-28)28 March 1895
Brünn, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died 25 September 1957(1957-09-25) (aged 62)
Carcavelos, Portugal
Spouse Princess Anna of Saxony
Issue Archduchess Margit, Princess of Monteleone
Archduchess Ilona
Archduchess Anna-Theresia
Archduke Joseph Árpád
Archduke István Dominik
Archduchess Maria Kynga
Archduke Géza
Archduke Michael
House Habsburg
Father Archduke Joseph August of Austria
Mother Princess Auguste Maria of Bavaria
Monarchical styles of
Archduke Josef Francis of Austria
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Reference style His Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Josef Franz Leopold Anton Ignatius Maria Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary (28 March 1895 – 25 September 1957) was the eldest son of Archduke Joseph August of Austria and Princess Auguste Maria of Bavaria. As his father was the last Palatine of Hungary and was briefly considered a possible King of Hungary in 1919–1920, Josef Franz was a potential crown prince of Hungary.

He was born during the reign of his maternal great-grandfather, Franz Joseph I of Austria.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Princess Anna of Saxony and Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria
Archduke Joseph Francis, around 1920

On 4 October 1924, Archduke Josef Franz married Princess Anna of Saxony, a daughter of Friedrich August III of Saxony and Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany.[1] Anna and Josef Francis had eight children:

  • Archduchess Margit of Austria (born 17 August 1925; died 3 May 1979) married, in August 1944, Alexander Cech (born 23 March 1914; died 30 June 2008) who styled himself Prince Erba-Odescalchi, Prince of Monteleone, and had one daughter;
    • Sybilla Erba-Odescalchi, Princess of Monteleone (born 7 August 1945; died 2011) married Samir Fawzi Beshhai Bekkeit, and had three children:
      • Augustin Beshhai-Bekkeit (born 17 March 1968)
      • Helene Beshhai-Bekkeit (born 21 September 1969)
      • Eleonore Beshhai-Bekkeit (born 19 March 1974)
  • Archduchess Ilona of Austria (20 April 1927 - 11 January 2011) married Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg
  • Archduchess Anna-Theresia (born 19 April 1928; died 28 November 1984)
  • Archduke Joseph Árpád of Austria (8 February 1933–30 April 2017), married Princess Maria von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
  • Archduke István Dominik of Austria (1 July 1934 - 24 October 2011), married Maria Anderl
  • Archduchess Maria Kynga (born 27 August 1938), married, firstly, Ernst Kiss. She married, secondly, Joachim Krist on 30 March 1988.
  • Archduke Géza of Austria (born 14 November 1940), married Monika Decke
  • Archduke Michael of Austria (born 5 May 1942), married Princess Christiana of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (born 1940)

Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria died on 25 September 1957 in Carcavelos, Portugal

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