Andrea von Habsburg

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Andrea von Habsburg
Hereditary Countess of Neipperg
Born (1953-05-30) 30 May 1953 (age 64)
Würzburg, Bavaria
Spouse Karl Eugen, Hereditary Count of Neipperg
Issue Count Philipp
Count Benedikt
Count Dominik
Countess Hemma, Mrs Specht
Princess Katharina of Lobkowicz
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Otto, Crown Prince of Austria
Mother Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
Austrian imperial family
Imperial Coat of Arms of the Empire of Austria (1815).svg

HI&RH Archduke Karl
HI&RH Archduchess Francesca

Andrea von Habsburg (Andrea Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen) Archduchess of Austria, Hereditary Countess of Neipperg,[1] (born 30 May 1953, in Würzburg, Bavaria), is the first child and oldest daughter of Otto von Habsburg and his wife Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen.[2]

Early life[edit]

Andrea von Habsburg was born in Würzburg, Bavaria, the first child of Otto von Habsburg, the crown prince of Austria, and his wife, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen. She was raised at her parents' home in exile, Villa Austria, in Pöcking, Bavaria.

She is a granddaughter of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I. However, she does not use her ancestral titles as a member of the House of Habsburg, since the use of such titles is illegal in Hungary and Austria.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

She married Karl Eugen, Hereditary Count of Neipperg (born 20 October 1951), son of Josef, Count of Neipperg (born 22 July 1918) and Countess Maria von Ledebur-Wicheln (1920–1984), on 9 July 1977 in Pöcking, Bavaria.[4] (The County of Neipperg, centred on Schwaigern, had become an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire in 1766, mediatised to the Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806).[5] They have issue:[4]

  • Count Philipp of Neipperg (b. 6 September 1978), who married Paula Wolff (b. 1981) on 26 April 2008 in Salzburg. Through her mother (born a countess von Meran), Wolff is a descendant of Empress Marie Louise, second wife of Napoleon I and whose second husband was Count Adam Adalbert of Neipperg.[5] They have issue:
    • Countess Johanna of Neipperg (born 2009);
    • Count Stephan of Neipperg (born 2010).[6]
    • Count Emanuel of Neipperg (born 2014).[7]
    • Countess Alexandra of Neipperg (born 2015)
  • Count Benedikt of Neipperg (b. 11 April 1980).
  • Count Dominik of Neipperg (b. 27 July 1981), married on 4 August 2012 to Princess Marie-Anna of Salm-Salm (b. 22 February 1986).[8] They have issue:
    • Countess Florentina of Neipperg (born 2015).
  • Countess Hemma of Neipperg (b. 11 October 1983), married on 30 May 2012 to Roman Keno Specht,[8] and they have issue
  • Countess Katharina of Neipperg (b. 3 April 1986), married on 30 August 2012 Prince Wenzel of Lobkowicz (b. 4 December 1986), and they have issue:[8]
    • Prince Valerian of Lobkowicz (born 2014)




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  2. ^ "Habsburg Daughter Born", The Washington Post, Wuerzburg, Germany, 31 May 1953 
  3. ^ "RIS - Gesamte Rechtsvorschrift für Habsburgergesetz - Bundesrecht konsolidiert, Fassung vom 09.08.2015". 
  4. ^ a b Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XIX. "Neipperg". C.A. Starke Verlag, 2011, pp. 278–281. ISBN 3-7980-0849-3.
  5. ^ a b Enache, Nicolas. La Descendance de Marie-Therese de Habsburg. ICC, Paris, 1996. pp. 27, 30, 42-43. (French). ISBN 2-908003-04-X
  6. ^ Theroff, Paul. "Neipperg". (Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site). [self-published source][better source needed]
  7. ^ Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
  8. ^ a b c Theroff, Paul. "neipperg". (Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site). [self-published source][better source needed]
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