Georg, Duke of Hohenberg
(born on 25 April 1929), is a grandson of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
, heir presumptive
to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
, and his morganatic
wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
He was born at Artstetten Castle
, community of Artstetten-Pöbring
, Lower Austria
, on 25 April 1929. He is the second son of Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg
and Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee.
Following the collapse of the Monarchy, all Austrian titles were abolished by law in 1919 and from there on the names consists only of prename and surname, without von
or title, scilicet Georg Hohenberg
He was born Prince Georg of Hohenberg, but on 16 August 1977 on the death of his elder brother, Franz, Duke of Hohenberg
, Prince Georg became the 3rd Duke of Hohenberg and Head of the House of Hohenberg
. Georg Hohenberg was a diplomat and was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to several countries with his last appointment being to the Holy See
during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II
Georg, Duke of Hohenberg is a knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
On 4 July 1960 Duke Georg married Princess Eleonore of Auersperg-Breunner at Schloss Wald. The couple have three children:
- HSH Prince Nikolaus of Hohenberg, born 3 July 1961 at Boulogne-sur-Seine ; married 6 May 1989 at Fürstenberg, Westphalia to Countess Marie Elisabeth von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg and has issue.
- HSH Princess......