Author Topic: Archduke Otto (1865-1906) and Archduchess Maria Josefa, parents of Emperor Karl I  (Read 58380 times)

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Grand_Duke

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...saying she was afraid of even forgetting the Portuguese language...and that seems to have been painful to her  :'(...


It is the SAUDADE.  ;)

Bernardino

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An universal human feeling and a Portuguese exclusive conceptualization... ::)

Yes I believe she had lots of saudades of Portugal...But I think she is an Infanta still a kind of a mystery as if forgotten there in the lands of the Germans...

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I read in several German books that their marriage was a happy one.

... maybe Georg loved Maria Anna, but the Infanta didn't love him?  ;)
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Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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another pic of Maria Anna


Eric_Lowe

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I think picture taken shortly before her early death...Am I right ?  ???

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Hi!

Does anyone have pictures of Princess Franziska of Hohenlohe (1897-1989), the wife of Archduke Maximilian of Austria, the younger brother of Karl I. (especially the one out of "Die Frauen der Habsburger" by Hellmut Andics)?

Thanks!

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Has anyone photos of FF and Otto as teenagers. All i'v really seen are young and old, no in between.

oh pretty please ;D.


Also what was the cause of Otto's death? He died fairly young, as did his younger sister and brother. 




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Also what was the cause of Otto's death?

Syphilis of course. As far as I know, Otto was quite a womaniser for most of his life so this form of illness is not too surprising.

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That's right. Otto, called "Bolla", had many mistresses. Two of them, Marie Schleinzer and Louise Robinson, cared about him during the last days of his life. He had to suffer a lot. He hasn't been able to talk anymore and his nose had been destroyed by his illness.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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I would like to open a discussion about Archduke Otto of Austria (1865-1906). In most books one can read that this archduke was a womanizer par excellence, a drunkard, a no-good, a debauchee etc. But some books (or better the authors of these books) say that Otto´s bad reputation was mainly the result of gossip.

What do you think?

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Oh, let's keep on talking about his nose ...  ;)
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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Gretchen

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Well, I do think that a discussion about this controversial character would be interesting...

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Wonderful pictures of Maria Josepha. I have never seen especially the first one. She looks very interesting and I always see her son Karl in her, when I see portraits of her. But she has something very melancholic in her face, but somewhere attracting ;)
La vérité est plus importante que l'amour

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Eric_Lowe

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Yes...It was a one way street for Maria Josefa towards handsome Otto, who refused to be tied down from his wine & women.  ???