Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria

Elisabeth Franziska Maria, Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia (17 January 1831, Ofen Hungary - 14 February 1903), Vienna Austria .

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).

Her paternal grandparents were Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Luisa of Spain. Her maternal grandparents were Ludwig Friedrich Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1756 - 1817) and Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg.

Maria Luisa was a daughter of King Charles III of Spain and Maria Amalia of Saxony. Ludwig Friedrich Alexander was a younger son of Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg and Sophia Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt. He was brother to both Frederick I of Württemberg and Sophia Dorothea of Württemberg, Empress consort of Paul I of Russia.

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

* 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.

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:

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

Elisabeth died in Vienna. She is buried in Baden bei Wien where there is a street named after her.


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1= 1. Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
2= 2. Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
3= 3. Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
4= 4. Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
5= 5. Maria Louisa of Spain
6= 6. Duke Louis of Württemberg
7= 7. Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg
8= 8. Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
9= 9. Maria Theresa of Austria
10= 10. Charles III of Spain
11= 11. Maria Amalia of Saxony
12= 12. Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg
13= 13. Margravine Sophia Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt
14= 14. Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
15= 15. Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau
16= 16. Leopold, Duke of Lorraine
17= 17. Élisabeth Charlotte of Orléans
18= 18. Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
19= 19. Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
20= 20. Philip V of Spain
21= 21. Elisabeth of Parma
22= 22. Augustus III of Poland
23= 23. Maria Josepha of Austria
24= 24. Karl Alexander, Duke of Württemberg
25= 25. Maria Augusta Anna of Thurn and Taxis
26= 26. Frederick William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
27= 27. Princess Sophie Dorothea Marie of Prussia
28= 28. Charles Augustus, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg
29= 29. Augusta Frederika Wilhelmina of Nassau-Idstein
30= 30. William IV, Prince of Orange
31= 31. Anne, Princess Royal

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