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Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria

Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria

Austrian archduke
Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Austrian archduke
A.K.A. Karl Albrecht von Habsburg-Lothringen, Karl Albrecht von Österreich
Was Military officer
From Poland Austria
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 18 December 1888, Pula, Croatia
Death 17 March 1951, Stockholm, Sweden (aged 62 years)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Family
Mother: Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria (1862–1933)
Father: Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria
Siblings: Archduchess Mechthildis of AustriaArchduchess Eleonora of AustriaArchduchess Renata of AustriaArchduke Wilhelm of AustriaArchduke Leo Karl of Austria
Spouse: Alice Habsburg
Children: Maria Krystyna Altenburg Karl Stefan Habsburg Prinz von AltenburgKarl-Albrecht HabsburgRenate Maria Habsburg Prinzessin von Altenburg
The details

Biography

Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria-Teschen (Karl Albrecht Nikolaus Leo Gratianus von Österreich, later Karl Albrecht Habsburg-Lothringen, since 1919 – Karol Olbracht Habsburg-Lotaryński; (Pula, 18 December 1888 – Östervik, near Stockholm, 17 March 1951).

Early life and career

He was an Austrian archduke, the oldest son of Archduke Charles Stephen and Archduchess Maria Theresia, Princess of Tuscany.

He was a landowner in Żywiec, a colonel of artillery in both the Imperial Austro-Hungarian Army (cavalry) and the Polish Army, and the 1,175th knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1910, etc.

In 1918 and again in 1939 he became a volunteer in the Polish army. He fought in the Polish–Soviet War. In 1920, he commanded the Grudziądz Fortress. During the German occupation of Poland, he declared Polish nationality and refused to sign the Volksliste. He was imprisoned in November 1939, kept in Cieszyn and tortured by the Gestapo. His wife was interned in Wisła. He left prison blind in one eye and half-paralyzed. In October 1942, Albrecht and his family were sent to a labor camp in Strausberg. After liberation, he moved to Kraków and then to Sweden. His estate was confiscated in 1939 by the invading Germans, and again in 1945 by the Polish People's Republic.

Family and children

On 8 November 1920 he married morganatically Alice Elisabeth Ankarcrona (born at Tullgarn, near Trosa, 18 December 1889 and died at Saltsjöbaden, near Stockholm, 26 November 1985) in the castle of Żywiec Poland. She was a daughter of Oscar Carl Gustav Ankarcrona and his wife, Anna Carleson. The head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine accorded her the hereditary title of "Princess of Altenburg" on 15 December 1949.

Their children were:

  • Prince Karl-Stefan of Altenburg (Balice, Poland, 29 October 1921 – Stockholm, 20 June 2018); married in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18 September 1952 his first cousin, Maria-Louise Victoria Katharina Elisabeth af Petersens (Stockholm, 4 November 1910 – Östervik, Sweden, 27 May 1998), and had issue:
    • Princess Maria-Christina of Altenburg (b. Stockholm, 21 April 1953), unmarried and without issue
    • Prince Karl-Albrecht of Altenburg (Stockholm, 24 October 1956 – Zürich, 26 May 1957)
  • Princess Maria-Christina of Altenburg (Żywiec, 8 December 1923 – 2 October 2012, Żywiec), unmarried and without issue.
  • Prince Karl-Albrecht of Altenburg (Żywiec, 4 August 1926 – 19 December 1928)
  • Princess Renata of Altenburg (b. Żywiec, 13 April 1931), married in Stockholm on 26 June 1957 Spanish diplomat Eduardo de Zulueta y Dato (b. Paris, France 4 December 1923), and had issue.

Ancestry

16. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
16. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
8. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
17. Maria Louisa of Spain
4. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
18. Frederick William, Duke of Nassau
9. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
19. Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
2. Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria
20. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (=16)
10. Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
21. Maria Louisa of Spain (=17)
5. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
22. Duke Louis of Württemberg
11. Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
23. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria
24. Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
12. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
25. Princess Luisa of the Two Sicilies
6. Archduke Karl Salvator, Prince of Tuscany
26. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
13. Princess Marie Antoinette of the Two Sicilies
27. Maria Isabella of Spain
3. Archduchess Maria Theresia, Princess of Tuscany
28. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (=26)
14. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
29. Maria Isabella of Spain (=27)
7. Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
30. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (=8)
15. Maria Theresa of Austria
31. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (=9)
16. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
8. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
17. Maria Louisa of Spain
4. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
18. Frederick William, Duke of Nassau
9. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
19. Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
2. Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria
20. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (=16)
10. Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
21. Maria Louisa of Spain (=17)
5. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
22. Duke Louis of Württemberg
11. Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
23. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria
24. Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
12. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
25. Princess Luisa of the Two Sicilies
6. Archduke Karl Salvator, Prince of Tuscany
26. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
13. Princess Marie Antoinette of the Two Sicilies
27. Maria Isabella of Spain
3. Archduchess Maria Theresia, Princess of Tuscany
28. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (=26)
14. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
29. Maria Isabella of Spain (=27)
7. Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
30. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (=8)
15. Maria Theresa of Austria
31. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (=9)
8. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
17. Maria Louisa of Spain
4. Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
18. Frederick William, Duke of Nassau
9. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg
19. Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
2. Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria
20. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (=16)
10. Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
21. Maria Louisa of Spain (=17)
5. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
22. Duke Louis of Württemberg
11. Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
23. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
1. Archduke Karl Albrecht of Austria
24. Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany
12. Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
25. Princess Luisa of the Two Sicilies
6. Archduke Karl Salvator, Prince of Tuscany
26. Francis I of the Two Sicilies
13. Princess Marie Antoinette of the Two Sicilies
27. Maria Isabella of Spain
3. Archduchess Maria Theresia, Princess of Tuscany
28. Francis I of the Two Sicilies (=26)
14. Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
29. Maria Isabella of Spain (=27)
7. Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
30. Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (=8)
15. Maria Theresa of Austria
31. Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (=9)

Honours

  • Order of Polonia Restituta
  • Cross of Valor
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