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Therese Wood (m. 1936)

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17 May 1904 (

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March 5, 1954, Graz, Austria

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg

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Prince ernst of hohenberg

Prince Ernst of Hohenberg (Ernst Alfons Franz Ignaz Joseph Maria Anton von Hohenberg; 27 May 1904 – 5 March 1954) was the second son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his morganatic wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, who were assassinated at Sarajevo in 1914.


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Prince Ernst was born at his parents' estate at Konopiště in Bohemia. Following his parents' assassination, which precipitated World War I, Ernst and his siblings, Sophie and Maximilian, were taken in by their uncle, Prince Jaroslav von Thun und Hohenstein.

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In late 1918, their properties in Czechoslovakia, including Konopiště and Chlumec nad Cidlinou, were confiscated. The children moved to Vienna and Schloß Artstetten.

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In 1938, following the Anschluss, some of the family members were arrested. Prince Ernst, having previously spoken at pro-monarchist meetings and having publicly opposed the Anschluss, was sent to Dachau concentration camp with his brother. Prince Ernst was later transferred to other camps and was freed in 1943. The family's Austrian properties were confiscated in 1939, but they were returned in 1945.

Marriage and issue

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Prince Ernst married Marie-Thérèse Wood (1910–1985) on 25 May 1936, and the couple had two children:

  • Prince Franz Ferdinand Maximilian Georg Ernst Maria Josef Zacharius Ignaz von Hohenberg (14 March 1937 – 8 August 1978), married Heide Zechling and had issue:
  • Prince Franz Ferdinand Karl Georg Ernst von Hohenberg (b. 24 May 1969), married Christiane Pirker and had one son:
  • Prince Maximilian von Hohenberg (b. 2001)
  • Prince Ernst Georg Elemer Albert Josef Antonius Peregrinus Rupertus Maria von Hohenberg (b. 1 March 1944)
  • Married firstly on 31 August 1970 to Patricia Anette Caesar (divorced 1999) and had issue:
  • Princess Eva Anne Maria von Hohenberg (b. 1 December 1974)
  • He married secondly to Margareta Anna Ndisi.
  • Death

    Prince Ernst died at Graz in Austria in 1954, aged 49. He is buried in the crypt of the Hohenberg family's Artstetten Castle in Lower Austria. His wife's remains are in a sarcophagus to the right of his.


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