Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria

Archduke Josef Francis
Born (1895-03-28)28 March 1895
Brünn, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Died 25 September 1957(1957-09-25) (aged 62)
Carcavelos, Portugal
Spouse Princess Anna of Saxony
Issue Archduchess Margit, Princess of Monteleone
Archduchess Ilona, Duchess of Mecklenburg
Archduchess Anna-Theresia
Archduke Joseph Arpád
Archduke István Dominik
Archduchess Maria Kynga
Archduke Géza
Archduke Michael
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Archduke Joseph August of Austria
Mother Princess Auguste Maria of Bavaria
Monarchical styles of
Archduke Josef Francis of Austria
Reference style His Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Josef Franz Leopold Anton Ignatius Maria Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary (28 March 1895 25 September 1957) was the eldest son of Archduke Joseph August of Austria and Princess Auguste Maria of Bavaria. As his father was the last Palatine of Hungary and was briefly considered a possible King of Hungary in 1919–1920, Josef Franz was a potential crown prince of Hungary.

He was born during the reign of his maternal great-grandfather, Franz Joseph I of Austria.

Marriage and issue

Princess Anna of Saxony and Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria
Archduke Joseph Francis, around 1920

On 4 October 1924, Archduke Josef Franz married Princess Anna of Saxony, a daughter of Friedrich August III of Saxony and Archduchess Luise, Princess of Tuscany.[1] Anna and Josef Francis had eight children:

Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria died on 25 September 1957 in Carcavelos, Portugal



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