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Archduke of Austria-Este
Spouse Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta
Archduchess Maria Beatrice
Archduke Lorenz
Archduke Gerhard
Archduke Martin
Archduchess Isabella
House House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born 8 February 1915(1915-02-08)
Died 7 February 1996 (aged 80)

Archduke Robert Karl Ludwig Maximilian Michael Maria Anton Franz Ferdinand Joseph Otto Hubert Georg Pius Johannes Marcus d'Aviano of Austria-Este (Schonbrunn, 8 February 1915 - Basel, 7 February 1996), Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia was born as the second son of Karl I of Austria and Princess Zita. None of his titles were recognised in Austria or in Hungary, where he was referred to as Robert Habsburg or Robert Habsburg-Lothringen, which is his legal name. (See Austrian nobility)


Archduke of Austria-Este

Arms of the Dukes of Austria-Este as borne by Archduke Franz Ferdinand during his lifetime.

On 16 April 1917, at the age of two, Robert was created Archduke of Austria-Este by his father, the Emperor. Archduke Robert thereby succeeded his relative, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863-1914), who had held the titles of Austria-Este since 1875. Through his mother Zita (a great-granddaughter of Teresa of Savoy who was daughter of Teresa of Modena who was daughter of Mary Beatrice d'Este and Archduke Ferdinand of Austria), Archduke Robert happened to be a descendant of Ercole III d'Este and thus the blood of last Este dukes joined with the name Austria-Este. Archduke Robert later decreed that all his descendants in male line are entitled to the surname Austria-Este, and he took also the title Duke of Este, which is intended to be carried by the head of the branch of Austria-Este. Upon his death in 1996, he was succeeded as head of the branch by his son, Archduke Lorenz (b. 1955).


Archduke Robert married Princess Margherita Isabella Maria Vittoria Emanuella Elena Gennara of Savoy-Aosta (b. 7 April 1930, elder daughter of the late Amadeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta on 28 December 1953 in Bourg-en-Bresse, France (civilly) and 29 December 1953 (religious), in Brou, France.
The couple had five children, all with the territorial designation of Austria-Este:


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Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este
Cadet branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Born: 8 February 1915 Died: 7 February 1996
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Karl I of Austria
Archduke of Austria-Este
Succeeded by
Archduke Lorenz
Duke of Modena
Austro-Hungarian royalty
Preceded by
Otto von Habsburg
Heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne
1 April 1922 ‚Äď 11 January 1961
Succeeded by
Karl Habsburg-Lothringen


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