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Charlotte von Österreich

German: Markgräfin Charlotte von Österreich, Doña Carolina, Czech: d'Austria, Karolina
Death: January 12, 1662 (70-71)
Mechelen, Flemish Region, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor and Euphemia von Rosenthal
Wife of François Thomas d'Oiselay, comte de Perrenot-Granvelle et de Cantecroy
Mother of Eugène Léopold de Granvelle d'Oiselay, comte de Cantecroy
Sister of Markgraf Mattias von Österreich
Half sister of Don Julius Caesar d'Austria; Carlos d’Austria; Alžbeta, d'Austria and Dorothea, d’Austria

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About Charlotte von Österreich

Charlotte (* 1591; † 12. Januar 1662 in Mechelen), auch Doña Carolina genannt, Markgräfin von Österreich. Sie heiratete – vermutlich am 10. Februar 1608 (einige Quellen schreiben 1607 bzw. 10. Mai 1608) – François Perrenot de Granvelle (* 1589; † April oder Mai 1629 in Besançon, auch Marquis François Thomas d’Oiselet, Prince de Cantecroix bzw. Reichsgraf von Cantecroy genannt). Er war Erbe von Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle; durch die Heirat versuchte Rudolf II. an dessen Kunstsammlung heranzukommen. Der Sohn des Paares war Eugène Léopold, Prince de Cantecroix (1612–1637). Doña Carolina setzte bei ihrem Tode einen Nicolaus Eugen, Fürst von Cantecroy, den sie als ihren Sohn bezeichnete, als Erben ein – dieser konnte sich aber nicht ausreichend legitimieren. Er war wohl ihr (unehelicher) Enkel oder der Enkel ihres Mannes.[34]

In 1634, Béatrix de Cusance had a love affair with Duke Charles IV of Lorraine, an army commander in Spanish service whose troops were notorious for their looting. When Karel courted Béatrix, he was already a married man – his legal wife was Nicole of Lorraine, a first cousin. To avoid disgrace, Béatrix's mother quickly married her to Léopold-Eugène Perrenot de Granvelle, Prince of Cantecroix. From this marriage a girl was born on January 15, 1636, who only lived a few months. A year later, on February 6, 1637, Léopold-Eugène died. Only nine days later, Béatrix and Karel, still officially married, announced their intention to marry and were married on April 2, 1637. In the autumn of 1637 Béatrix had a son, François. It was unclear who the biological father was, but the duke acknowledged the child. For more than 25 years, Léopold-Eugène's mother would conduct lawsuits about this before the Council of Flanders and the Great Council of Mechelen.

  • Hapsburg discussion logs Link
  • Author's Subject: Re: Habsburg Bastards
  • Date Written: Thu, 29 Jun 1995 11:06:41 EST
  • Date Posted: Fri, 29 Jun 1995 12:06:41 -0400

Here is a postscript to the earlier discussion of Habsburg bastards. N.B. that the remains no evidence of ANY after 1618 or before 1800.

"Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612), who never married, had 6 illegitimate children, all titled Markgraf or Markgraefin of Austria: Dorothea (a nun), Elizabeth (a nun), Karl (a soldier), Julius (born about 1586) Herr von Krummau who became insane and died 1609 at Krummau. The last two were by Euphemia von Rosenthal: Matthias who, in 1608, hoped to become a Cardinal; he didn't, joined the army and in 1618 married a "Sicilian princess", died in Germany in 1626. Charlotte died in Mechelen (now in Belgium) in 1662; in 1608 she married Francois Thomas d'Oizelet, Comte de Cantecroy.

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January 12, 1662
Age 71
Mechelen, Flemish Region, Belgium