World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867–1944)

Article Id: WHEBN0002139359
Reproduction Date:

Title: Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867–1944)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria, Charles I of Austria, Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal (1843–1884), George, King of Saxony, Archduke Felix of Austria
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (1867–1944)

Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony
Archduchess and Princess Maria Josepha of Austria; Princess Maria Josepha of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany
Spouse Archduke Otto Francis of Austria
Issue Charles I of Austria
Archduke Maximilian Eugen
Full name
German: Maria Josepha Luise Philippine Elisabeth Pia Angelika Margarete
House House of Wettin
House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Father George of Saxony
Mother Maria Anna of Portugal
Born (1867-05-31)31 May 1867
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony
Died 28 May 1944(1944-05-28) (aged 76)
Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Burial Imperial Crypt
Religion Roman Catholicism

Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony (31 May 1867 – 28 May 1944) was the mother of Emperor Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Marriage 2
  • Children 3
  • Titles, styles, honours and arms 4
    • Titles and styles 4.1
  • Ancestry 5
  • Sources 6
  • References 7

Early life

Maria Josepha Louise Philippina Elisabeth Pia Angelica Margaret was the daughter of the future King Infanta Maria Anna of Portugal (1843–1884).

Marriage

On 2 October 1886 at age nineteen, she married Archduke Otto Franz of Austria, "der Schöne" (the handsome), younger brother of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand who was killed in Sarajevo.

A pious woman, only her strength of religion enabled her to bear the burdens of marriage to the notoriously womanizing "gorgeous Archduke". His frequent absences from his family helped her goal of keeping her children away from his bad influence succeed. Eventually, however, she herself entered into a relationship with the actor Otto Tressler, who had been presented to her by the emperor Franz Joseph, who felt sorry for her because of the adultery of her spouse. Maria Josepha often invited Tressler to her home; he sometimes met her husband and his friends in the doorway. When her husband died, her ability to avoid extravagant displays of grief was much admired. As a widow, she ended her relationship with Tressler, probably because of her sense of what was appropriate behaviour for a widow.

During World War I she nursed the wounded in the Augarten Palace of Vienna, which had been converted into a hospital.

In 1919 she left Austria with her son Emperor Charles I of Austria and his wife, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and went into exile with them. She lived first in Switzerland and from 1921 in Germany.

She died at Schloss Wildenwart, Upper Bavaria, a property owned by some members of the Royal Family of Bavaria. She is buried in the New Vault of the Imperial Crypt in Vienna, beside her husband.

Children

Princess Maria Josepha with her two sons, 1910.

With Archduke Otto Franz she had issue:

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 31 May 1867 – 2 October 1886: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Duchess in Saxony
  • 2 October 1886 – 28 May 1944: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess and Princess Maria Josepha of Austria, Princess of Hungary, Bohemia, and Tuscany, Princess and Duchess of Saxony

Ancestry

Sources

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Deutsch WorldHeritage.
  • Robert Seydel: Die Seitensprünge der Habsburger. Ueberreuterverlag Wien, 2005

References

  • Kaisergruft | Obituary (in German)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.