HRH Duchess Elisabeth von Hohenberg, née Princess of Luxembourg, Nassau and Bourbon-Parma passed away today, aged 88.
She was born at Berg Castle on 22 December 1922, the second child and first daughter of Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Bourbon-Parma and of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg.
She married on 9 May 1956 to Duke Franz von Hohenberg, the eldest son of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Maria Elisabeth von Hohenberg; they became parents of two daughters, Princess Anita and Princess Sophie. Her husband predeceased her in 1977.
She is survived by her daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, her siblings Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Princess Marie Gabrielle, Countess Holstein til Ledreborg, and Princess Alix de Ligne and their families.
Some pictures of the memorial service celebrated on 15 December 2011 for the late HRH Duchess Elisabeth von Hohenberg at the church of Saint Michel in Luxembourg: Elisabeth of Hohenberg
The service was attended, among the others, by Duchess Elisabeth's daughter Anita and Sophie with their husbands Count Andreas von Bardeau and Baron Jean-Louis de Potesta; Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg; Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg; Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg; Princess Alix de Ligne; Prince Wauthier and Princess Regine de Ligne; Prince Peter von Hohenberg; Archduchess Anna-Gabriele of Austria.
Princess Maria-Christina of Altenburg died in Żywiec (Poland) on2 October.
She was born there on 8 December 1923 as second of four children and older daughter of Archduke Karl-Albrecht of Austria (1888-1951) & his wife Alice Anacrona, created Princess of Altenburg (1889-1985).
She leaves her brother Karl (b.1921), sister Renata (b.1931), brother-in-law Eduardo de Zulueta y Dato (b.1923) and nephews and nieces: Christina (b.1955, only daughter of Karl), Carlos (b.1958), Ernesto (b.1961) and Isabella (b.1965; children of Renata) as well as four grandnephews and three grandnieces (grandchildren of Renata); her other brother Karl-Albrecht predeceased her in 1928, aged 2. Her sister-in-law, Marie-Luise af Petersen predeceased her in 1998, aged 88. In 1957 she lost her two nephews: one-year old Karl-Albrecht (son of Karl) in 1957 and 17-year old Jaime (son of Renata) in 1988.
She was unmarried and childless.
Sources: Theroff Files - an Online Gotha - Austria
Hein Bruins Page - Descendants of the Duke of Teschen
Yes, she wanted him to marry her eldest daughter, Archduchess Maria Christina. Or better, she expected him to marry her because of his frequent visits at their estate, until one day she discovered that Franz Ferdinand visited her family so often because he was in love with one of her ladies-in-waiting, Countess Sophie Choteck.
Maria Christina (1879-1962) later married to Hereditary Prince Emanuel zu Salm-Salm.
Franz Ludwig Johann Baptist (1839-1891) was the only child of Archduke Johann of Austria-Tuscany and Anna Maria Ploch.
He was raised to rank as Count von Meran April 29, 1844 and served the Habsburg emperors as Imperial and Royal Chamberlain.
Did Archduchess Isabella of Teschen arrange marriages for her daughters Maria Henrietta, Isabella, or Maria Alice?
I don't know about Maria Henrietta and Maria Alice, but Archduchess Isabella was forced to marry to Prince Georg of Bavaria, though I don't know if it was her mother in particular to force her or in general her family.
Prince Georg was a son of Prince Leopold of Bavaria - son of Prince Regenr Luitpold and brother of King Ludwig III - and of Archduchess Gisela of Austria, the daughter of Emperor Franz Josef.
He and Archduchess Isabella were forced to marry in February 1912; in particular it was Isabella who didn't really want to marry him. During the honeymoon they spent all the time clashing and they were already separated before the honeymoon ended. They then went to Munich, in Bavaria, to reside there, but after just three days Isabella returned to Vienna. By the end of 1912 they were officially separated and in January 1913 their marriage was officially dissolved.
Isabella later in 1915 fell in love and wanted to marry to a surgeon, Paul Albrecht, but the marriage was forbidden by Emperor Franz Josef.
Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria was my great grandfather look at the photos!
my father otakar was bastard son of Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria he was born in prague may 2 1941. i have pictures of me and them you be the judge pictures don't lie. i am the last photo in the white hat.
Princess Clara von Altenburg [of the Tuscan line], who turned 31 fifteen days ago [daughter of Prince Johannes of Altenburg (b.1949) & his wife Eugenie, nee Fundulus (b.1953)] married Alessandro Marangoni this year.
Countess Josepha of Altenburg [of the Tuscan Line] (b.20 March 1981) [daughter of Prince Johannes of Altenburg (b.1949) & his wife Eugenie, nee Fundulus (b.1953)] & her husband Sebastian, Freiherr von Eltz-Rubenach (b.29 June 1973) had their fourth daughter, Franziska, this year.
A sister for twins Leonie and Annabelle (b.2009) & Carlota (DOB unknown).