Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria (1918–2007)

For the father of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria see Archduke Charles Louis of Austria.
Archduke Carl Ludwig
Archduke and Prince Carl Ludwig of Austria; Prince Carl Ludwig of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia
Born (1918-03-10)10 March 1918
Baden, Austria
Died 11 December 2007(2007-12-11) (aged 89)
Brussels, Belgium
Burial Imperial Crypt
Spouse Princess Yolande of Ligne (m. 1950)
Issue Archduke Rudolf
Archduchess Alexandra
Archduke Carl Christian
Archduchess Maria Constanza
Full name
Carl Ludwig Maria Franz Joseph Michael Gabriel Antonius Robert Stephan Pius Gregor Ignatius Markus d'Aviano
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Charles I of Austria
Mother Zita of Bourbon-Parma

Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria (Carl Ludwig Maria Franz Joseph Michael Gabriel Antonius Robert Stephan Pius Gregor Ignatius Markus d'Aviano; 10 March 1918 11 December 2007), also known as Carl Ludwig Habsburg-Lothringen was the fifth child of Charles I of Austria and Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. He was born in Baden bei Wien and died in Brussels.[1][2]


During the Second World War, Karl Ludwig and his brother Felix volunteered to serve in the 101st Infantry Battalion of the US known as the "Free Austria Battalion". However the battalion was disbanded when a number of exiled Jewish volunteers who made up the majority of force ultimately declined to confirm their enlistment.[3] He was buried beside his mother in the Kapuziner Crypt in Vienna.


He was married in Belœil on 17 January 1950 to Princess Yolande of Ligne (born 6 May 1923). They had four children.[4]

Archduke Rudolf of Austria, son of Carl Ludwig, during a presentation about grandmother Zita in Brno (2014)



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