Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria

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About Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria


Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria (30 July 1833 - 19 May 1896) was the father of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose shooting occasioned the start of World War I.

He was born at Schönbrunn in Vienna, the son of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802-1878) and his wife Sophie of Bavaria (1805-1872). His elder brothers were the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, Archduke Maximilian, who became Emperor of Mexico, a sister Maria Anna Caroline Pia and Archduke Ludwig Victor.

He married three times. His first wife, whom he married on 11 April 1856 at Dresden, was Margaretha Carolina Friederike Cecile Auguste Amalie Josephine Elisabeth Maria Johanne Princess of Saxony Duchess of Saxony (1840-1858), the daughter of Johann of Saxony (1801-1873) and his wife Amelia of Bavaria (1801-1877). She died on 15 September 1858 and they had no children.

His second wife, whom he married by proxy on 16 October 1862 at Rome, and in person on 21 October 1862 at Venice, was Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Sicily (1843-1871), daughter of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810-1859) and his wife Maria Theresa of Austria (1816-1867).

They had four children:

   * Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863-1914)
   * Archduke Otto Franz of Austria (1865-1906)
   * Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (1868-1915). Married morganatically to Bertha Czuber. No issue.
   * Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria (1870-1902). Married Duke Albrecht von Württemberg.

Maria Annunciata died on 4 May 1871.

His third wife, whom he married on 23 July 1873 at Kleinheubach, was Maria Teresa da Imaculada Conceicão Fernanda Eulália Leopoldina Adelaida Isabel Carolina Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Francisca de Asis e de Paula Gonzaga Inès Sofia Bartolomea des Anjons, Infanta of Portugal (1855-1944), daughter of King Miguel I of Portugal and his wife Adelaide Sophie Prinzessin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.

They had two daughters:

   * Maria Annunziata of Austria (1876-1961). Abbess of the Theresia Convent in the Hradschin, Prague.
   * Elisabeth Amalie of Austria (1878-1960). Married Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and was mother of Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein.

Karl Ludwig died of typhoid at Schönbrunn in Vienna. His widow, Maria Teresa died 12 February 1944.


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Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria's Timeline

July 30, 1833
Wien, Österreich
July 30, 1833
- May 19, 1896
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
August 4, 1833
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
December 18, 1863
Age 30
Graz, Österreich-Ungarn
April 21, 1865
Age 31
Graz, Styria, Austria
December 18, 1865
Age 32
Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria