Georg, Duke of Hohenberg

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Duke of Hohenberg
Predecessor Franz, Duke of Hohenberg
Heir apparent Prince Nikolaus
Full name
Born (1929-04-25) 25 April 1929 (age 88)
Artstetten Castle
Spouse(s) Princess Eleonore of Auersperg-Breunner
Prince Nikolaus
Princess Henriette
Prince Maximilian
Father Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg
Mother Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee
House of Hohenberg
Herzog Hohenberg 1917.png

HH The Duke
HH The Duchess

  • HSH Prince Nikolaus
    HSH Princess Marie
    • HSH Prince Karl
    • HSH Princess Johanna
    • HSH Princess Teresa
    • HSH Princess Sophie
  • HSH Princess Henriette
  • HSH Prince Maximilian
    HSH Princess Emilia
    • HSH Prince Nikolaus
    • HSH Princess Luisa
    • HSH Prince Leopold

Georg, Duke of Hohenberg (born 25 April 1929), is a grandson of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his morganatic wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg.[2] He is the senior agnate of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.


He was born at Artstetten Castle in the community of Artstetten-Pöbring, Lower Austria, on 25 April 1929. He is the second son of Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg and Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee.

Following the collapse of the monarchy, all Austrian titles were abolished by law in 1919. From then on, names consisted only of forename and surname, without von or titles, scilicet Georg Hohenberg.

He was born Prince Georg of Hohenberg, but on 16 August 1977, upon the death of his elder brother, Franz, Duke of Hohenberg, Prince Georg became the 3rd Duke of Hohenberg and Head of the House of Hohenberg. Georg Hohenberg was a diplomat and was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to several countries, with his last appointment being to the Holy See during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II.

Georg, Duke of Hohenberg is a Bailiff Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.


On 4 July 1960, Duke Georg married (civilly) Princess Eleonore of Auersperg-Breunner in Vienna, and on 8 September 1960 (religiously) at Schloss Wald. The couple have three children and seven grandchildren:

  • Prince Nikolaus of Hohenberg (3 July 1961) married Countess Marie Elisabeth of Westphalen-Furstenberg (7 August 1963) on 6 May 1989. They have four children:
    • Prince Karl of Hohenberg (24 June 1991)
    • Princess Johanna of Hohenberg (13 June 1993)
    • Princess Theresia of Hohenberg (23 February 1996)
    • Princess Sophie of Hohenberg (20 April 2000)
  • Princess Henriette of Hohenberg (9 November 1962)
  • Prince Maximilian of Hohenberg (25 January 1970) married Emilia Oliva Oliva (29 July 1971) on 9 September 2000. They have three children:
    • Prince Nikolaus of Hohenberg (7 November 2001)
    • Princess Louise of Hohenberg (21 February 2004)
    • Prince Leopold of Hohenberg (13 November 2006)




Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Duke of Hohenberg
Prince Nikolaus