Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg

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Name
Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg Gender: M
A. Maria Alexander Philipp Joseph
born on 23 December 1865 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone LMT m16e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°04' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°09 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°23'



Duke of Württemberg Albrecht (circa 1905)

Biography

German military leader in World War I and head of the Royal House of Württemberg from 1921 to his death.

Albrecht was the eldest child of Duke Philipp of Württemberg and his wife Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, daughter of Archduke Albert, Duke of Teschen. He had a twin sister, Maria Amalia.

In World War I, Duke Albrecht commanded the German 4th Army in several battles. Duke Albrecht was awarded the Pour le Mérite in August 1915 and was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall in August 1916.

He became head of the House of Württemberg on the death of Wilhelm II on 2 October 1921.

Duke Albrecht was married in Vienna on 24 January 1893 to Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, a daughter of Archduke Carl Ludwig. They had seven children.

Duke Albrecht died at Altshausen Castle on 29 October 1939. His son Duke Philipp Albrecht succeeded him as head of the House of Württemberg.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 24 January 1893 (Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Das Vaterland," 27 December 1865, p. 1: "Wien, den 26. December. e. (Vom a. h. Hofe.) Ihre Hoheit die Frau Erzherzogin Maria Theresia, Gemalin Sr. königl. Hoheit des Herzogs Philipp von Württemberg, ist Samstag den 23. Abends um halb neun Uhr von Zwillingen, einem Prinzen und einer Prinzessin glücklich entbunden worden. Gestern, am 25. d. sand Nachmittags um 2 Uhr die Taufe des Prinzen und der Prinzessin im Palais des Herrn Erzherzogs Albrecht durch Se. Eminenz dem Cardinal-Erzbischof Othmar Ritter v. Raujcher statt. Beim Prinzen, welcher den Namen Albrecht erhielt, fungirte der Vater der h. Wöchnerin, Erzherzog Albrecht, als Tanfpathe. Die Prinzessin erhielt die Namen Maria Amalia."

(Translation: Vienna, 26 December. Her Majesty the Archduchess Maria Theresia, wife of Duke Philip of Wurttemberg, on the 23rd of this month, at half-before-nine [8:30] o'clock in the after-noon, happily gave birth to twins, a prince and a princess. On the the 25th, at 2 pm, the baptism of the prince and princess in the palace of the Archduke Albrecht was conducted by His Eminence Cardinal Archbishop Othmar Ritter von Raujcher. The prince received the name of Albrecht and the Princess received the name Maria Amalia).

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Württemberg)