Archduke Gottfried of Austria

Archduke Gottfried
Head of the House of Habsburg-Tuscany
Reign 8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
Predecessor Archduke Peter Ferdinand
Successor Archduke Leopold Franz
Born (1902-03-14)14 March 1902
Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary
Died 21 January 1984(1984-01-21) (aged 81)
Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria
Spouse Princess Dorothea of Bavaria
Issue Archduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Full name
German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria
Mother Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Archduke Gottfried of Austria (German: Gottfried Maria Joseph Peter Ferdinand Hubert Anton Rupert Leopold Heinrich Ignaz Alfons, Erzherzog von Österreich, Prinz von Toskana[1][2]) (14 March 1902, Linz, Upper Austria, Austria–Hungary[1][2] 21 January 1984, Bad Ischl, Upper Austria, Austria[1][2]) was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduke and Prince of Austria, Prince of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany by birth. Gottfried was the titular Grand Duke of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984.


Gottfried was the eldest child and son[1][2] of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][2] Gottfried was raised with his three siblings in Salzburg and Vienna until the end of World War I in 1918 when his family emigrated and moved to Lucerne, Switzerland.

Marriage and issue

Gottfried married Princess Dorothea of Bavaria, fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ, on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary.[1][2] Gottfried and Dorothea had four children together:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles




  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich". Retrieved 2009-12-17. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Paul Theroff. "TUSCANY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Cadet branch of the House of Lorraine
Born: 14 March 1902 Died: 21 January 1984
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Archduke Peter Ferdinand
Grand Duke of Tuscany
8 November 1948 - 21 January 1984
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Archduke Leopold Franz
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