Archduke Josef Arpád of Austria

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Archduke Joseph Arpád
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Archduke Joseph of Austria in 2009
Born (1933-02-08) 8 February 1933 (age 84)
Budapest, Hungary
Spouse Maria von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (m. 1956)
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 Arpád Benedikt Ferdinand Franz Maria Gabriel
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria
Mother Princess Anna of Saxony
Monarchical styles of
Archduke Joseph Arpád of Austria
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Reference style His Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Archduke Joseph Arpád Benedikt Ferdinand Franz Maria Gabriel (Hungarian: Habsburg–Lotaringiai József Árpád; born 8 February 1933) is 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 is the great-grandson of Archduke Joseph of Austria, Count Palatine of Hungary.[1]

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.[2][3]

They had eight children:[2][3]

  • Archduke Joseph Karl (1957-1957)
  • Archduchess Monika-Ilona "Milona" Maria Carolina Stephanie Elisabeth Immacolata Benedicta Dominica (born 1958); in 1996, she married Charles-Henry de Rambures (born 1968).
  • Archduke Joseph Karl Maria Arpád Stephan Pius Ignatius Aloysius Cyrillus (born 1960); in 1990 he married Princess Margarite von Hohenberg.
  • Archduchess Maria Christine Regina Stephania Immacolata Carolina Monika Ägidia (born 1961); in 1988 she married Raymond van der Meide (born 1959).
  • Archduke Andreas-Augustinus Maria Arpád Aloys Konstantin Pius Ignatius Peter (born 1963); in 1994 he married Countess Marie-Christine von Hatzfeldt-Dönhoff (born 1968).
  • Archduchess Alexandra Lydia Pia Immacolata Josepha Petra Paula Maria (born 1965); in 1999 she married Wilhelmus de Wit (born 1965).
  • Archduke Nicolaus Franziskus Alexander Nuno József Arpád Ruppert Donatus Virgil Maria (born 1973); in 2002 he married Eugenia de Calonje Gurrea.
  • Archduke Johannes Jacobus Josef Arpád Ulrich Pius Stephan Ignatius Hermann Maria (born 1975); in 2009, he married María Gabriela Montenegro Villamizar.

Dynastic honours[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ European Royalty during World War II:Genealogical Tables Descendants of Archduke Joseph of Austria, Count Palatine of Hungary, 1801-1945
  2. ^ a b Darryl Lundy (25 Nov 2004). "Maria Prinzessin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg". Retrieved 2009-07-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ a b Paul Theroff. "LÖWENSTEIN". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
Archduke Josef Arpád of Austria
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 8 February 1933
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Ferenc Farkas
Captain General of the Order of Vitéz
Succeeded by