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Old 08-31-2008, 12:21 PM
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When Austria proclaimed the Republic in 1919, the imperial family found refuge in Switzerland, but after a series of meetings between the winning countries of the War, it was decided that Portugal (a peripherical country) would be in better conditions for the exile. Thus the last emperor of Austria was sent to Madeira, a well-known island among the European royalty of the time.

Karl I arrived in Madeira on November 19th 1921, and the imperial couple set their residence in the "Vila Vitria". In January 1922, Empress Zita went to Switzerland, in order to bring the children to Madeira as well and then the family went to live at the "Quinta Gordon" (after renamed Quinta do Monte).

Although Karl I would live just a few months in Portugal, his simplicity and kindness would be remembered by the people of the island, since it was not rare to see the Emperor himself buying the newspaper, or the Empress going for bread.

Karl I died with pneumonia, on April 1st 1922, and he was buried in the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. Only his heart was taken by the Empress to Vienna. Then in 1968, a chapel (Capela do Imaculado Corao de Maria) was built to recieve the tomb, which bears the Latin inscription:


CAROLUS I, D.G. AUSTRIAS IMPERATOR BEREMIAE REX...
APOSTOLICAS REX HUGARIAE NOMINE IV. NATUS PERSENBERG XVII-VIII-MDCCCLXXXVII OBTIT MADEIRA ADORAUS SS.SACRAMENTEN PRAESENS DICENS FIAT VOLUNTAS TUA


Karl of Habsburg was known for his goodness and faith, and in 2004 he was beatified by Pope John Paul II. Among the testimonies gathered in the Positio Super Virtutibus, there are small episodes like the one stating that he saved the life of a man who was drowing in the Isonzo, or the chaplain, Rodolfo Spitzl, who saw the emperor personally taking care of a wonded soldier.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:10 PM
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A new generation of descendants was born on March 4th 2008
Archduchess Zita had a great-grand-daughter Zita.
Zita is the first child of Archduke Carl Christian and archduchess Estelle of Austria.

Source: Chantal de Badts on Royaute 2
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hi geli,
thought you might want to visit the following link. it has more pictures of zita with her children.
Empress Zita of Austria (1892-1989) and her children

Anyone out there has any information about Zita's life prior marriage to karl?
I was looking the last picture, and I could not recognize some persons...Can someone help me?
1st row: Yolande, Regina, Otto, Zita, Robert, Margherita, ?? (maybe Anna Eugenie)
2nd row: Carl Ludwig, Anna Gabriele, Rudolph, ?? (maybe Charlotte), ?? (maybe Heinrich), ?? (maybe Felix), ?? (maybe Elisabeth)

And in the second row of the second picture, are they Adelheid, Elisabeth, Charlotte and Felix?

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Old 11-16-2008, 01:32 PM
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I googled and I found :
http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/...austria09v.JPG

http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/...hw_karl_01.jpg

http://donaldbinks.com.au/images/zita1892-2.gif

http://entertainment.webshots.com/ph...94285158zZiPiU isn't it Empress Elisabth's tiara?


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I was looking the last picture, and I could not recognize some persons...Can someone help me?
1st row: Yolande, Regina, Otto, Zita, Robert, Margherita, ?? (maybe Anna Eugenie)
2nd row: Carl Ludwig, Anna Gabriele, Rudolph, ?? (maybe Charlotte), ?? (maybe Heinrich), ?? (maybe Felix), ?? (maybe Elisabeth)

And in the second row of the second picture, are they Adelheid, Elisabeth, Charlotte and Felix?

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Yes the last woman in the first row is Archduchess Anna Eugenie
and in the second row
the woman in orrange is Archduchess Charlotte and the other Archduchess Elisabeth. Not sure about the men.
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Do you know some good books about Emperor Karl I ?
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:18 PM
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An article in Portuguese, with several photos:

O Leme - Biografias - Zita de Habsburgo, a Imperatriz Coragem
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Imperial Family 1943 Visit to US College

I'm not quite sure when I should posted it so here you go
http://www.marian.edu/faith/Document...g%20Family.pdf
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Archduchess Adelheid (1914-1971)

A new thread about Archduchess Adelheid, the second child of Emperor Charles I and Empress Zita.
Does someone know something about her life?
I only know that she studied in Louvain with his brother Otto...
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:21 PM
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Her biography on Wikipedia :

Archduchess Adelheid of Austria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Empress Zita of Austria

Hello and Greetings from Western New York in the U.S.!

I am wondering if anyone would know if postal cards of the Empress Zita of Austria are available. Any assistance in this matter is appreciated. Thank you so much. This is a very interesting and worthwhile Forum!

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Blessed Charles I, last Emperor of Austria

Yesterday I went to the officialHoly Mass at the Church Notre Dame du Sablon in Brussels. The Church received the relics of blessed Charles I., the last Emperor of Austria who died whe I was only 34 years old.(1922)
This relics will stay for always in the Church , so if you visit Brussels , you may venerate them.
I was very impressed ; form my place I could see Archiduke Rodolphe, the Emperor's youngest son (born in 1919) . Next to him his wife born Princess Anne Gabrielle of Wrede, the widow of the late Archiduc Charles-Louis, born Princesse Yolande de Ligne, Archiduc Carl Christian and his wife born Marie Astrid of Luxembourg, Count Rodolphe de Limbourg Stirum and his wife born Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.
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Are there pictures of the Mass?
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I hope, I saw some members of the press . I asked a man I know ,: "I hope you will write an article about it". He said : "I hope they will give me room to write it.."
MAfan, your ex-avatar Carl-Christian spoke during the office..Perfect voice and wonderful french prononciation. As his uncle was so old , he thank all the people for coming some came from abroad.(Hungaria)
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From Hungary???And were other royals or nobles or members of the Family? I know that several Archdukes live in Belgium...
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They were there , but I don't know them all. Hungary was an example.
The most known is Archiduke Lorenz , he was not there because now he is member of the RF , and yesterday it was private. I did not saw his mother, perhaps she is ill as the Cardinal of luxemburg who had to celebrate the office..
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I would have loved to have been there. I have the greatest respect and devotion for Emperor Charles. He, Benedict XV, Albert I and Empress Zita's brothers were the only people really devoted to ending the war peacefully. They should all get more attention and more praise for what they tried to do. They are the real heroes and not the greedy, vindictive politicians who pushed on until "total" victory and then sowed the seeds of hatred for another war in the future.

Emperor Charles (the blessed) was a great man and a great example to follow. I wish he could have regained his throne and kept Austria and Hungary out of German hands.
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Funerals of Empress Zita and Children

I was looking for infos and pictures of the funerals of Empress Zita and her late Children, Archdukes Robert, Adelheid, Anna Eugenie, Charlotte, Elisabeth.
Can someone help me?
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I too would be keen to see the video of the Requiem for Emprress Zita. I have heard it is available on the internet, but have failed to find it.

Here is the link for a video of Empress Zita's funeral in 1989. The audio portion is in German.

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Both in Zita and Carl Ludwig's funerals, a lot of time passed between the death and the funeral: 18 days for the Empress, 32 for her son. Do you know why??
I know that the protocol stated that 9 days have to pass between the death and the funeral, but 18 or 32 are very long periods...
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