Otto Franz Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen

Otto Franz Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen

Birth
Austria
Death 1 Nov 1906 (aged 41)
Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot Neue Gruft (New Crypt)
Memorial ID 68202485 · View Source
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Austrian nobility. After emperor Franz Joseph I's only son, Rudolf, died in Mayerling in 1889, it's the emperor's brother, Otto's father, who became first in line to the Austrian throne. But he renounced the same year his rights in favour of his eldest son, Franz Ferdinand, who preferred love to power, and made a morganatic marriage that did not give him the same status as a "regular" member of the imperial family. So, after his fatal murder in 1914 in Sarajevo, since Otto had died in 1906, it's Otto's son Charles who became the very last emperor of Austria-Hungary. Some historians say it's also Otto's infamous behaviour that has changed history: nicknamed "Otto der Schöne", "Gorgeous Otto", he was seen one day in the very chic café Sacher about to enter a lady's room, dressed with his sabre as one and only clothing! This and other pranks of his (he finally died of syphilis) led his uncle, emperor Franz-Joseph I, to accept the morganatic marriage of his nephew Franz Ferdinand…



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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 10 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68202485
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Otto Franz Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen (21 Apr 1865–1 Nov 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68202485, citing Kapuzinergruft, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .