Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria (1918–2007)

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Archduke Carl Ludwig
Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria (1918–2007).jpg
Born(1918-03-10)10 March 1918
Baden bei Wien, Baden District, Austria-Hungary
Died11 December 2007(2007-12-11) (aged 89)
Brussels, Belgium
Burial
Spouse
(m. 1950)
IssueArchduke Rudolf
Archduchess Alexandra
Archduke Carl Christian
Archduchess Maria Constanza
Full name
Carl Ludwig Maria Franz Joseph Michael Gabriel Antonius Robert Stephan Pius Gregor Ignatius Markus d'Aviano
HouseHabsburg-Lorraine
FatherCharles I of Austria
MotherZita of Bourbon-Parma

Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria (Carl Ludwig Maria Franz Joseph Michael Gabriel Antonius Robert Stephan Pius Gregor Ignatius Markus d'Aviano; 10 March 1918 – 11 December 2007), also known as Carl Ludwig Habsburg-Lothringen, was the fifth child of Charles I of Austria and Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. He was born in Baden bei Wien and died in Brussels.[1]

Life[edit]

During the Second World War, Karl Ludwig and his brother Felix volunteered to serve in the 101st Infantry Battalion of the United States Army, known as the "Free Austria Battalion". However, the battalion was disbanded when a number of exiled Jewish volunteers who made up the majority of the force ultimately declined to confirm their enlistment.[2]

He was buried beside his mother in the Kapuziner Crypt in Vienna.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He was married in Belœil on 17 January 1950 to Princess Yolande of Ligne (born 6 May 1923). They had four children.[citation needed]

Archduke Rudolf of Austria, son of Carl Ludwig, during a presentation about grandmother Zita in Brno (2014)
  • Archduke Rudolf of Austria (born 1950); married Baroness Hélène de Villenfagne de Vogelsanck (b. 1954) in Brussels 3 July 1976, their family taking up residence in Belgium thereafter.[3] On 29 May 1978 he, his children and male-line descendants were incorporated in the nobility of Belgium by royal letters patent with the hereditary title Prince/sse de Habsbourg-Lorraine and the style of Serene Highness.[3][4] Rudolf works at investment managers AAA Gestion, based in Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland[5] and lives at De Diesbach Castle. He and Hélène have eight children:
    • Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (b. 1977); married on 2 June 2007 to Estelle de Saint-Romain (b. 1979)
    • Archduchess Priscilla of Austria (b. 1979)
    • Archduke Johannes of Austria (b. 1981), Catholic priest of the Swiss Fraternity Eucharistein[6]
    • Archduke Thomas of Austria (b. 1983), member of the Swiss Catholic Fraternity Eucharistein[6]
    • Archduchess Marie-des-Neiges of Austria (b. 1986), member of the Swiss Catholic Fraternity Eucharistein[6]
    • Archduke Franz-Ludwig of Austria (b. 1988); married in 2018 to Mathilde Vignon (b. 1992)
    • Archduke Michael of Austria (b. 1990)
    • Archduke Joseph of Austria (b. 1991), member of the Swiss Catholic Fraternity Eucharistein[6]
  • Archduchess Alexandra of Austria (born 1952); married Chilean ambassador to the Holy See Héctor Riesle. Three children:[citation needed]
    • Felipe Riesle (b. 1986)
    • Maria-Sofia Riesle (b. 1988)
    • Constanza Riesle (b. 1989)
  • Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (born 1954); married Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg.[3] Like his older brother, he works at investment managers AAA Gestion, based in Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland.[5] Carl Christian and Marie Astrid have five children:[citation needed]
    • Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria (b. 1983); married on 6 December 2008 to Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum (1979)[citation needed]
    • Archduke Imre of Austria (b. 1985); married on 8 September 2012 to Kathleen Walker (b. 1986)[7]
    • Archduke Christoph of Austria (b. 1988); married to Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch (b. 1989) on 28 December (civil) and 29 December 2012 (religious) in Nancy, France.[8]
    • Archduke Alexander of Austria (b. 1990)
    • Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (b. 1994)
  • Archduchess Maria Constanza of Austria (born 1957); married Franz Josef, Prince (Fürst) von Auersperg-Trautson.[3] Three biological daughters (one died shortly after her birth) and one adopted daughter, Anna Maria, who adopted the title Princess of Auersperg-Trautson.[citation needed]
    • Princess Anna Maria of Auersperg-Trautson (24 September 1997)
    • Princess Alexandra Maria of Auersperg-Trautson (b. & d. 9 February 1998)
    • Princess Ladislaya of Auersperg-Trautson (26 February 1999)
    • Princess Eleonora of Auersperg-Trautson (28 May 2002)

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carl Ludwig Habsburg-Lothringen ist tot Archived 17 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine kurier.at
  2. ^ Brook-Shepherd, Gordon (2003). Uncrowned Emperor. Hambledon Continuum. p. 156. ISBN 1-85285-439-1.
  3. ^ a b c d de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 193-198 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  4. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XVI. "Haus Österreich". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2001, pp. 87-90, 119-120, 563, 568-569, 577. ISBN 978-3-7980-0824-3.
  5. ^ a b "The Management". Triple A Gestion S.A. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d (in French) Marie-Eudes Lauriot-Prévost, "L'ordination de l’archiduc Johannes d’Autriche", Point de Vue, 06 July 2018.
  7. ^ "An Archduchess Among Us", NKU News & Media Center, Winter 2014-2015.
  8. ^ Verliebt, verlobt, verlobt - website Tageblatt Online