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Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria Austrian noblewoman (1831 - 1903)

Austrian noblewoman (1831 - 1903)
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Austrian noblewoman (1831 - 1903)
Gender female
Birth 17 January 1831 (Buda)
Death 14 February 1903 (Albertina)
Family
Mother: Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
Father: Archduke JosephPalatine of Hungary
Spouse: Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-EsteArchduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
Children: Maria Theresa of Austria-EsteArchduke FriedrichDuke of TeschenMaria Christina of AustriaArchduke Eugen of AustriaArchduke Charles Stephen of Austria
The details
Biography

Elisabeth Franziska Maria, Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia (17 January 1831, Buda, Hungary – 14 February 1903, Albertina, Austria-Hungary).
Elisabeth of Austria was born in Ofen (Buda), Hungary, the daughter of Palatine Joseph of Hungary (1776–1847) and his third wife Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (1797–1855).

First marriage

Her first marriage, on 4 October 1847 in Vienna, was to her second cousin Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este (1821–1849), by whom she had one daughter:

  • HI&RH Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria-Este (1849–1919), wife of King Ludwig III of Bavaria and Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England and Scotland.

Second marriage

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska and her children: Friedrich (with his wife Isabella), Maria Christina and Maria Theresia

Her second marriage, on 18 April 1854, in Vienna, was to her first cousin Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818–1874) by whom she had six children:

  • HI&RH Archduke Franz Joseph of Austria (1855–1855)
  • HI&RH Archduke Friedrich of Austria, Duke of Teschen (1856–1936)
  • HI&RH Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria (1858–1929), wife of King Alfonso XII of Spain
  • HI&RH Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria (1860–1933)
  • HI&RH Archduke Eugen of Austria (1863–1954)
  • HI&RH Archduchess Maria Eleonora of Austria (1864–1864)

Elisabeth died at her son's palais, the Albertina, Vienna of Pneumonia. She is buried in Baden bei Wien where there is a street named after her.

Ancestry

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