Elisabeth Charlotte Habsburg-Lothringen

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Elisabeth Charlotte Alphonse Christina Theresia Antonia Josepha Roberta Ottonia Franziska Isabelle Pia Marcus d'Aviano Habsburg-Lothringen

Russian: Елизавета Габсбург, German: Erzherzogin Elisabeth von Österreich (Erzherzogin von Österreich)
Birthplace: El Prado, Madrid, Spain
Death: January 06, 1993 (70)
Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Karl I, Kaiser von Österreich and Kaiser Zita di Borbone-Parma, Kaiserin von Österreich und Königin von Ungarn und Böhmen
Wife of Heinrich Karl, Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein
Mother of Vincenz, Prinz von und zu Liechtenstein; Private; Private; Private and Private
Sister of Otto von Habsburg; Adelheid Habsburg-Lothringen; Robert, Erzherzog von Österreich; Felix, Erzherzog von Österreich; Karl Ludwig, Erzherzog von Österreich and 2 others

Occupation: Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Liechtenstein
Managed by: Filip Jakub Łajszczak
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About Elisabeth Charlotte Habsburg-Lothringen


Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (31 May 1922 - 6 January 1993) was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. She was the youngest daughter of Charles I, the last Emperor of Austria, and his wife Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Contents [show] [edit]Family and early life

Elisabeth was born posthumously on 31 May 1922. Her father, Charles I, deposed since 1918, had fallen ill and died from pneumonia on 1 April 1922. After his death, her pregnant mother Zita was invited by Alfonso XIII of Spain to live in Spain. Zita gave birth to Elisabeth in the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid. She was named after Empress Elisabeth, the wife of Franz Joseph of Austria.[1] Charles had picked the name long in advance, somehow knowing that the baby would be a girl.[1] This new addition to the family had seven older siblings: five brothers (Otto, Robert, Felix, Carl Ludwig, and Rudolf) and two sisters (Adelheid and Charlotte).

Elisabeth with her family in Lekeitio in the 1930's. She is standing on the right. By Alfonso's invitation, they took up residence in Palacio Uribarren at Lekeitio in the Bay of Biscay. For the next six years Zita settled in Lekeitio, where she got on with the job of raising and educating her children. Their lessons were under a strict regime, with the greatest volume applying to Otto, and decreasing by age, so that Elisabeth had the smallest workload.[2] Their mother loved to have them all photographed in a line by height, with Otto (the tallest) at one end and Elisabeth (the shortest) at the other end.[3] They lived with strained finances, mainly living on income from private property in Austria, income from a vineyard in Johannisberg, and voluntary collections. Other members of the exiled Habsburg dynasty, however, claimed much of this money, and there were regular petitions for help from former Imperial officials. In 1929, Elisabeth's family moved to Steenokkerzeel, a small Belgian town near Brussels. As they had close relatives in Belgium, her oldest siblings chose to attend university there. They were forced to flee however in 1940 when German troops invaded Belgium. They narrowly missed being killed by a direct hit on the castle by German bombers and fled to Zita's brother Prince Xavier's French Castle in Bostz. With the assumption of power by the collaborationist government of Philippe Petain, the Habsburgs fled to the Spanish border, reaching it on 18 May. They moved on to Portugal where the U.S. Government granted the family exit visas on 9 July. After a perilous journey they arrived in New York on 27 July, having family in Long Island and Newark, New Jersey.; at one point, Zita and several of her children lived, as long-term house-guests, in Tuxedo Park, at Suffern, New York. The Austrian imperial refugees eventually settled in Quebec, which had the advantage of being French-speaking (the younger children, including Elisabeth, were not yet fluent in English). As they were cut off from all European funds, finances were more stretched than ever. At one stage, their mother was reduced to making salad and spinach dishes from dandelion leaves. However, all her brothers were active in the war effort. Otto promoted the dynasty's role in a post-war Europe and met regularly with Franklin Roosevelt; Robert was the Habsburg representative in London; Carl Ludwig and Felix joined the United States Army, serving with several American-raised relatives of the Mauerer line; Rudolf smuggled himself into Austria in the final days of the war to help organize the resistance. [edit]Marriage

On 12 September 1949, Elisabeth married Prince Heinrich of Liechtenstein in Lignières, France.[4] He was a son of Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein (himself a son of Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein) and Princess Theresia Maria of Oettingen-Oettingen. He was also a cousin of the reigning Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein.[4] They had five children: Name Birth Death Notes Prince Vincenz Karl Alfred Maria Michael of Liechtenstein Graz, 30 July 1950 14 January 2008 married Hélène de Cossé-Brissac; divorced in 1991, had issue. He married in 1999 to Roberta Valeri Manera; without issue. Prince Michael Karl Alfred Maria Felix Moritz of Liechtenstein Graz, 10 October 1951 married in 1986 to Hildegard Berta Peters; had issue. Princess Charlotte Maria Benedikte Eleonore Adelheid of Liechtenstein Graz, 3 July 1953 married in 1979 to Pieter Kenyon Fleming-Voltelyn van der Byl; had issue. Prince Christof Karl Alfred Maria Michael Hugo Ignatius of Liechtenstein Graz, 11 April 1956 unmarried and without issue. Prince Karl Maria Alfred Michael Georg of Liechtenstein Graz, 31 August 1957 unmarried and without issue. [edit]Titles, styles, honours and arms

[edit]Titles and styles Her Imperial and Royal Highness Elisabeth, Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia Her Imperial and Royal Highness Elisabeth, Princess of Liechtenstein, Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia [edit]

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Elisabeth Charlotte Habsburg-Lothringen's Timeline

May 31, 1922
El Prado, Madrid, Spain
July 30, 1950
Age 28
Graz, Steiermark, Österreich
January 6, 1993
Age 70
Graz, Steiermark, Austria