Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The baptism of an archduke (1960)


Marlene A. Eilers Koenig Collection 

Archduke Joseph Karl Maria Arpád Stephan Pius Ignatius Aloysius Cyrillus of Austria was born at Feldafing on March 18, 1960, the third child of eight children, but the eldest surviving son of Archduke  Joseph Arpád Benedikt Ferdinand Franz Maria Gabriel of Austria (1933-2017) and Princess Maria Aloisia Josephine Consolata Immaculata Benedicta Theresia Antonia Johanna Carla Conrada Leonharda (1935-2018).   The couple was married in Bronnbach in September 1956.

This photo is from the baptism of Archduke Joseph Karl in 1960.  It is one of the photos that was recently gifted to me.

The photo did not come with identification.  As Aloys-Konstantin, the present Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg is in the photo as he is the younger brother of Archduchess Maria, I believe the other person in the photographs are members of the Löwenstein family, including Maria's two youngest sisters, Elisabeth-Alexandra and Lioba.  The other young man is the baby's father, Archduke Joseph.




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