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Elisabeth Franziska of Austria
Archduchess of Austria
Princess of Hungary and Bohemia
Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska c. 1885
Spouse Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este
Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria
Issue
Maria Theresia, Queen of Bavaria
Archduke Franz Joseph of Austria
Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen
Maria Cristina, Queen of Spain
Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria
Archduke Eugen of Austria
Archduchess Maria Eleonora of Austria
Full name
Elisabeth Franziska Maria
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary
Mother Maria Dorothea of Württemberg
Born 17 January 1831(1831-01-17)
Ofen, Hungary
Died 14 February 1903 (aged 72)
Vienna

Elisabeth Franziska Maria, Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia (17 January 1831, Buda, Hungary - 14 February 1903, Vienna, Austria).

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Family

Elisabeth of Austria was born in Ofen (Buda), Hungary, the daughter of Palatine Joseph of Hungary (1776–1847) and his third wife Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (1797–1855).

Her paternal grandparents were Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Luisa of Spain. Her maternal grandparents were Ludwig Friedrich Alexander, Duke of Württemberg (1756–1817) and Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg.

Maria Luisa was a daughter of King Charles III of Spain and Maria Amalia of Saxony. Ludwig Friedrich Alexander was a younger son of Friedrich II Eugen, Duke of Württemberg and Sophia Dorothea of Brandenburg-Schwedt. He was brother to both Frederick I of Württemberg and Sophia Dorothea of Württemberg, Empress consort of Paul I of Russia.

First marriage

Her first marriage, on 4 October 1847 in Vienna, was to Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este (1821–1849), by whom she had one daughter:

Second marriage

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska and her children: Friedrich, Maria Christina Desirée and Maria Theresia

Her second marriage, on 18 April 1854, in Vienna, was to her first cousin Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818–1874) by whom she had six children:

Elisabeth died in Vienna. She is buried in Baden bei Wien where there is a street named after her.

Ancestry

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