Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died
The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight.
The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with the exception of the Archduke’s father, Emperor Karl, who is buried in Madeira). Requiem masses will be held in Pöcking, Munich, Vienna and Budapest, following a three-day viewing at a Pöcking church.
The Archduke, the eldest son of Austria’s last Emperor and Empress, has been quite frail since the death of his wife, Archduchess Regina, in February 2010. He is survived by his seven children: sons Karl (the current Head of the House of Habsburg) and Georg; and daughters Andrea, Monika, Michaela, Gabriela and Walburga, plus multiple grandchildren.
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