Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg

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Duke Phillip Albrecht
The Duke of Württemberg
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Head of the House of Württemberg
Period 31 October 1939 - 17 April 1975
Predecessor Duke Albrecht
Successor Duke Carl
Born (1893-11-14)14 November 1893
Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg (now Baden-Württemberg), Empire of Germany (now Germany)
Died 1 April 1975(1975-04-01) (aged 81)
Ravensburg, Upper Swabia, Ravensburg District, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany (now Germany)
Spouse Archduchess Helena of Austria-Tuscany
(m. 1923; her death 1924)

Archduchess Rosa of Austria-Tuscany
(m. 1928; his death 1975)
Issue
Full name
George Philipp Albrecht Carl Maria Joseph Ludwig Hubertus Stanislaus Leopold
House Württemberg
Father Duke Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
Mother Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
Religion Roman Catholic Christian

Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (George Philipp Albrecht Carl Maria Joseph Ludwig Hubertus Stanislaus Leopold Herzog von Württemberg, 14 November 1893 in Stuttgart – 17 April 1975 in Ravensburg) was the son of Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg and Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria. He became head of the formerly reigning royal House of Württemberg on the death of his father in 1939.[1]

Marriages and children[edit]

His first marriage was to Archduchess Helena of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 30 October 1903 in Linz; died 8 September 1924 in Tübingen), daughter of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria (younger son of Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany) and Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta), on 24 October 1923 in Altshausen. They had one daughter:

Archduchess Helena died a week after giving birth to her daughter, Duchess Maria Christina.

His second marriage was to Archduchess Rosa of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 22 September 1906 in Parsch; died 17 September 1983 in Friedrichshafen), the sister of his late wife, on August 1, 1928 in Friedrichshafen. They had two sons and four daughters:[1]

Titles[edit]

  • 14 November 1893 - 2 October 1921: His Royal Highness Prince Phillip Albrecht of Würrtemberg
  • 2 October 1921 - 31 October 1939: His Royal Highness The Hereditary Duke of Württemberg
  • 31 October 1939 - 17 April 1975: His Royal Highness The Duke of Württemberg

Ancestry[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstlich Hauser Band XVI. , Limburg an der Lahn, 2001, p. 179-180, 600.

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Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
Born: 14 November 1893 Died: 17 April 1975
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Duke Albrecht
— TITULAR —
King of Württemberg
31 October 1939 – 17 April 1975
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1918
Succeeded by
Duke Carl