Ernst, Fürst von Hohenberg

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About Ernst, Fürst von Hohenberg


  • Ernst was born at his parents' estate at Konopiště in Bohemia. Following his parents' assassination, which precipitated World War I, Ernst and his siblings, Sophie and Maximilian were taken in by their father's close friend, Prince Jaroslav von Thun und Hohenstein.
  • In late 1918, their properties in Czechoslovakia, including Konopiště and Chlumec nad Cidlinou, were confiscated. The children moved to Vienna and Schloß Artstetten. In 1938, following the Anschluss the family were arrested and sent to Dachau concentration camp. Their Austrian properties were confiscated in 1939 but were returned in 1945.[citation needed]


  • Ernst married Marie-Therese Wood on 25 May 1936 ; the couple had two children :
  1. HSH Prince Franz Ferdinand Maximilian Georg Ernst Maria Josef Zacharius Ignaz von Hohenberg (b. 14 March 1937 - d. 8 August 1978) ; married Heide Zechling and had issue :
  2. HSH Prince Franz Ferdinand Karl Georg Ernst von Hohenberg (b. 24 May 1969) ; married Christiane Pirker, one son.
  1. HSH Prince Maximilian von Hohenberg (b. 2001) (source)
  • HSH Prince Ernst Georg Elemer Albert Josef Antonius Peregrinus Rupertus Maria von Hohenberg (b. 1 March 1944) ; married 1st on 31 August 1970 to Patricia Anette Caesar (divorced 1999) and had issue ;
  1. HSH Princess Eva Anne Maria von Hohenberg (b. 1 December 1974, married 2nd on 15 September 2007 to Margareta Anna Ndis


  • He died at Graz in Austria in 1954, aged 49.
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Ernst, Fürst von Hohenberg's Timeline

May 17, 1904
Konopiště, Středočeský, Česká republika
May 25, 1936
Age 32
March 14, 1937
Age 32
Wien, Österrike
March 1, 1944
Age 39
March 5, 1954
Age 49
Graz, Steiermark, Österreich