Friday, March 15, 2013

It is a boy for the Hohenbergs

March 15, 1937

Princess Ernst of Hohenberg gave birth to a seven pound son today in Vienna.  The 26-year-old mother and her son are both "doing well" according to her doctors, according to the Associated Press.

The Princess is the former Marie Therese Woods, daughter of an English captain, who married Prince Ernst of Hohenberg last May 25 in Vienna, which was "one of the most brilliant social events in Vienna in recent years."

Prince Ernst is the younger son Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his morganatic wife, Countess Sophie Chotek.  Their assassinations in June 1914 in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of the World War.

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