Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ten Habsburg drop titles

October 28, 1919

Ten members of the former Habsburg ruling dynasty have renounced their royal titles and "have declared themselves faithful citizens of the republic," according to the Associated Press. This renouncement is based on a law passed on April 3. Austria's national assembly has ratified their renunciations. The ten Habsburgs will be allowed to retain their properties and their fortune.
The ten Habsburgs are: Archduke Franz Salvator, son-in-law of the late Emperor Franz Joseph, his three sons and three daughters, Archduke Peter Ferdinand, Grand Duchess Alice of Tuscany and Archduchess Maria Theresa.

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