Archduchess Dorothea of Austria

Archduchess Dorothea
Archduchess and Princess Dorothea of Austria; Princess Dorothea of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Born (1920-05-25)25 May 1920
Schloss Leutstetten, Starnberg, Bavaria, Weimar Republic
Died 5 July 2015(2015-07-05) (aged 95)
Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Spouse Archduke Gottfried of Austria
Issue Archduchess Elisabeth
Archduchess Alice
Archduke Leopold Franz
Archduchess Maria Antoinette
Full name
German: Dorothea Theresa Marie Franziska
House Wittelsbach
Father Prince Franz of Bavaria
Mother Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ

Princess Dorothea of Bavaria (German: Dorothea Theresa Marie Franziska, Prinzessin von Bayern;[1][2] 25 May 1920 – 5 July 2015) was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a Princess of Bavaria by birth. Through her marriage to Archduke Gottfried of Austria, Dorothea was a member of the Tuscan line of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and Archduchess and Princess of Austria and Princess of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany. Dorothea was the titular Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany from 8 November 1948 to 21 January 1984. She died in 2015.[3]


Dorothea was born in Schloss Leutstetten, Starnberg, Bavaria, Weimar Republic. She was the fifth child and fourth daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella Antonie of Croÿ.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Dorothea married Archduke Gottfried of Austria, eldest child and son[1][2] of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies,[1][2] on 2 August 1938 civilly and religiously on 3 August 1938 in Sárvár, Kingdom of Hungary.[1][2] Dorothea and Gottfried have four children together:[1][2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Darryl Lundy (24 May 2004). "Gottfried Erzherzog von Österreich". Retrieved 2009-12-17. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Paul Theroff. "BAVARIA". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
Archduchess Dorothea of Austria
Born: 25 May 1920 Died: 5 July 2015
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany
2 August 1938 – 21 January 1984
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Elyssa Edmonstone
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