Joseph August von Habsburg-Lothringen

Joseph August von Habsburg-Lothringen

Birth
Alcsútdoboz, Bicskei járás, Fejér, Hungary
Death 6 Jul 1962 (aged 89)
Straubing, Stadtkreis Straubing, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Vár, Várkerület, Budapest, Hungary
Memorial ID 188648407 · View Source
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German Royal. Officially known as Erzherzog Joseph August Viktor Klemens Maria von Österreich (Archduke of Austria). He was a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, the eldest son of Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1833–1905) and his wife Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1846–1927). Joseph August's grandfather had been Palatine Joseph of Hungary (1776–1847), Palatine and Viceroy of Hungary, a younger son of Emperor Leopold II.
Joseph August himself was for a short time the head of state of Hungary.
When he died in 1962 he had been the last person to be appointed a Feldmarschall (Field Marshal) of the Austro-Hungarian Army on 24 October 1918, as an attempt by Kaiser Karl to calm Hungarian nationalists.

He remains were originally entered in the royal crypt at Friedhof Feldafing, but they were removed to the Royal Crypt at Buda Castle in 2005.



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 8 Apr 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 188648407
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph August von Habsburg-Lothringen (9 Aug 1872–6 Jul 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 188648407, citing Buda Castle, Vár, Várkerület, Budapest, Hungary ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .