Joseph August, Archduke of Austria

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Joseph August, Archduke of Austria Gender: M
J. A. Viktor Klemens Maria
born on 9 August 1872 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Alcsútdoboz, Hungary, 47n2533, 18e3609
Timezone LMT m18e3609 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°54' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°14 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°37'

Archduke of Austria Joseph August (circa 1916)


Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia by birth, and a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, as the eldest son of Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1833–1905) and his wife Princess Clotilde of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1846–1927). Joseph August's grandfather had been Palatine Joseph of Hungary (1776–1847), Palatine and Viceroy of Hungary, a younger son of Emperor Leopold II.

He was for a short period head of state of Hungary. On 27 October 1918 Emperor Karl made August the "Homo Regius" of Hungary, but August asked to be released from his oath of allegiance from the Kaiser. He then began negotiations and appointed Graf János Hadik to build a new national government. However the Aster Revolution broke out on 31 October 1918, deterring his plans. In November, the socialist Hungarian Democratic Republic was proclaimed, only to be replaced a few months later by the communist Hungarian Soviet Republic. This revolution was to fail: the popular August survived unharmed and once again became the head of state as "Reichsverweser" (regent) and appointed a Prime Minister. Since the Allied forces declined to accept Archduke Joseph, a Habsburg, as Hungary's head of state, he was forced to resign on 23 August 1919.

On 15 November 1893, in Munich, he married Princess Augusta Maria Louise of Bavaria (1875–1964), daughter of Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846–1930) and his wife Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856–1932). They had six children.

The Archduke Joseph Diamond, a 76.02 carat colourless diamond with internal flawless clarity, is named after the Archduke and officially recorded as his property.

He died on 6 July 1962, aged 89, in Rain, Bavaria.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 15 November 1893 (Princess Augusta Maria Louise of Bavaria)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Wiener Zeitung" (evening edition), 10 August 1872, p. 1: "Wien, 10. August. Ihre k. Hoheit die durchlauchtigste Frau Erzherzogin Clotilde, Gemahlin Sr. k. Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Herrn Erzherzogs Joseph, sind am Freitag, den 9. August, um halb 8 Uhr früh zu Alcsüth von einem Prinzen glücklich entbunden worden." (Vienna, August 10th. Her majesty the most illustrious Archduchess Clotilde, wife of His Excellency, Archduke Joseph, was happily delivered of a prince on Friday, August 9th, at half-before-eight [7:30am] in the morning).


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg-Lorraine)