Princess Auguste of Bavaria (1875–1964)

Princess Auguste of Bavaria
Archduchess Auguste of Austria
Born (1875-04-28)28 April 1875
München, Königreich Bayern
Died 25 June 1964(1964-06-25) (aged 89)
Regensburg, Bavaria
Spouse Archduke Joseph August of Austria
Issue Archduke Joseph Francis
Archduchess Gisela
Archduchess Sophie
Archduke Laszlo
Archduke Matyas
Archduchess Magdalena
Full name
Auguste Maria Luise
House Wittelsbach
Father Prince Leopold of Bavaria
Mother Archduchess Gisela of Austria

Princess Auguste of Bavaria (German: Auguste Maria Luise Prinzessin von Bayern) ( 28 April 1875 25 June 1964) was a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and the spouse of Archduke Joseph August of Austria.

Birth and family

Auguste was born in Munich, Bavaria, the second child of Prince Leopold of Bavaria and his wife Archduchess Gisela of Austria. She had one older sister, Princess Elisabeth Marie of Bavaria and two younger brothers, Prince Georg of Bavaria and Prince Konrad of Bavaria.

Marriage and issue

She married Joseph August, Archduke of Austria, on 15 November 1893 in Munich. The couple had 6 children;


World War I

On the outbreak of war with Italy in 1915, Augusta Maria Louise, though in her 40’s and the mother of a son serving as an officer, went to the front with the cavalry regiment of which her husband, the Archduke Josef August, a corps commander, was honorary colonel, and served a common soldier, wearing a saber and riding astride, until the end of the war. [1]


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