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Archduke Gottfried of Austria

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Successor  Archduke Leopold Franz
Name  Archduke of
House  House of Habsburg

Reign  8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
Predecessor  Archduke Peter Ferdinand
Born  14 March 1902 Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary (1902-03-14)
Issue  Archduchess Elisabeth Archduchess Alice Archduke Leopold Franz Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Father  Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
Mother  Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Died  January 21, 1984, Bad Ischl, Austria
Spouse  Archduchess Dorothea of Austria
Children  Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria
Parents  Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria, Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Grandchildren  Archduke Sigismund, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Archduke Guntram Maria of Austria, Prince of Tuscany

Archduke Gottfried of Austria (German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons, Erzherzog von Österreich, Prinz von Toskana) (14 March 1902 – 21 January 1984) was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany by birth. Gottfried was the titular Grand Duke of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984.



Gottfried was born in Linz, Austria–Hungary, the eldest child and son of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Gottfried was raised with his three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918, when his family emigrated to Lucerne, Switzerland. He died in Bad Ischl, aged 81.

Marriage and issue

Gottfried married Princess Dorothea of Bavaria, fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ, on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary. Gottfried and Dorothea had issue:

  • Archduchess Elisabeth (2 October 1939) she married Friedrich Hubert Edler von Braun on 28 April 1965, and they have issue.
  • Archduchess Alice (29 April 1941) she married Vittorio Manno, Barone Manno on 7 May 1970, and they have issue.
  • Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (25 October 1942) he married Laetitia de Belzunce d'Arenberg on 19 June 1965, from whom he was divorced 21 May 1981, and they have issue. He remarried Marta Perez Valverde on 18 June 1993, and they were divorced in 1998.
  • Archduchess Maria Antoinette (16 September 1950) she married Hans Walter Baron zu Irmich on 29 May 1974, and they have issue.
  • Titles and styles

  • 14 March 1902 – 8 November 1948: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Gottfried of Austria, Prince of Tuscany
  • 8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Gottfried, The Prince of Tuscany
  • Honours

  • Knight of the Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece
  • References

    Archduke Gottfried of Austria Wikipedia

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