Archduchess Maria of Austria Dies at 82

Vienna | Austria

Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Maria of Austria has died on 20 July at the age of 82. The announcement was made by the Habsburg family and it was confirmed that Her Imperial and Royal Highness died peacefully in her own home in Vienna.


Born on 6 November 1935 in Munich, Germany, as Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg as the eldest child and daughter to Karl II, 8th Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and his wife Carolina dei ContiRignon. Archduchess Maria of Austria was also second cousin to Queen Paola of Belgium, née Ruffo di Calabria dei Principi Ruffo di Calabria, on her mother’s side. Her full title was Princess Maria Aloisia Josephine Consolata Immaculata Benedicta Theresia Antonia Johanna Carla Conrada Leonharda of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.

The then, Princess Maria von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg married Archduke Joseph Árpád of Austria civilly on 25 August 1956 and religiously on 12 September 1956 in Germany. Following her marriage Princes Maria von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg became an Archduchess of Austria. During their marriage the royal couple had had eight children and twenty-nine grandchildren.

Archduchess Maria of Austria
The Archduke Joseph Arpád of Austria and her husband the Archduke Joseph Arpád of Austria

The funeral arrangements and details to the funeral of Archduchess Maria of Austria has yet to be announced but are expected to be made public shortly.

Martin Jones

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