Simeon von Habsburg

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Simeon von Habsburg
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Born (1958-06-29) 29 June 1958 (age 62)
NationalityAustrian
OccupationPartner and managing director of VP Bank AG
Spouse(s)
Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
(m. 1996)
Parent(s)Archduke Rudolf of Austria
Countess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov

Simeon Carl Eugen Joseph Leopold von Habsburg (born 29 June 1958 in Katana, South Kivu, Belgian Congo),[1] also called Simeon Habsburg-Lothringen and Archduke Simeon of Austria, is an Austrian banker, partner and managing director of VP Bank AG in Liechtenstein.[2][3] He is a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and as such an Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia with the style His Imperial and Royal Highness.[1] He is the third-eldest child[1] of Archduke Rudolf of Austria and his first wife, Countess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov.[1] Simeon is a paternal grandson of Charles I of Austria, last ruler of Austria-Hungary.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Simeon married Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, daughter of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria and his wife Princess Anne of Orléans, on 13 July 1996 in La Toledana, Spain.[4][5] Simeon is a (half) second cousin of his wife's father, both being great-grandchildren of Robert I, Duke of Parma. María's father descends from Duke Robert's first marriage and Simeon from the Duke's second marriage.

The couple has five children:[1]

  • Archduke Johannes Rudolf Antonio Maria of Austria (born 29 October 1997 in Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria)
  • Archduke Ludwig Christian Fransikus Maria of Austria (born 16 November 1998 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Archduchess Isabelle Rocio Maravillas Lourdes of Austria (born 14 September 2000 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Archduchess Carlotta Adelaïde Teresa Maria of Austria (born 16 January 2003 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Archduke Philipp Jozef Christian Maria of Austria (born 15 January 2007 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Almanach de Gotha (2018), 'Austria', Pages 42-86
  2. ^ "S.K.K.H. Simeon von Habsburg" (PDF).
  3. ^ "H.R.H. Simeon von Habsburg".
  4. ^ de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha’’. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 172-174, 196-197, 404 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  5. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XV. "Spanien". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1997, pp. 104-105. (German) ISBN 3-7980-0814-0.