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Archduke Gottfried of Austria

Archduke Gottfried of Austria

Austrian archduke
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Austrian archduke
Gender male
Birth March 14, 1902 (Linz)
Death January 21, 1984 (Bad Ischl)
Family
Mother: Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father: Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
Spouse: Archduchess Dorothea of Austria
Children: Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria
The details
Biography

Archduke Gottfried of Austria (German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons, Erzherzog von Österreich, Prinz von Toskana) (14 March 1902 – 21 January 1984) was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduke and Prince of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany by birth. Gottfried was the titular Grand Duke of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984.

Family

Gottfried was born in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary, the eldest child and son of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Gottfried was raised with his three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918 when his family emigrated and moved to Lucerne, Switzerland. He died in Bad Ischl, aged 81.

Marriage and issue

Gottfried married Princess Dorothea of Bavaria, fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ, on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary. Gottfried and Dorothea had four children together:

  • Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 2 October 1939)
  • Archduchess Alice of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 29 April 1941)
  • Archduke Leopold Franz of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (born 25 October 1942)
  • Archduchess Maria Antoinette of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 16 September 1950)
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Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 14 March 1902 – 8 November 1948: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke and Prince Gottfried of Austria; Prince Gottfried of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
  • 8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984: His Imperial and Royal Highness The Grand Duke of Tuscany

Honours

  • Knight of the Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece

Ancestry

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