Karl Joseph, Archduke of Austria (1745)

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Karl Joseph, Archduke of Austria (1745) Gender: M
Karl Joseph Emanuel Johann Nepomuck Anton Prokop
born on 1 February 1745 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e2223
Timezone LMT m16e2223 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°41' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°47 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 00°45'

Archduke of Austria (1745) Karl Joseph


Austrian Archduke, the second son of the Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. Karl (Charles) Joseph was the favourite son of Maria Theresa and Francis. He is known to have hated his older brother, the future Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II. He ridiculed him for his haughtiness and thought himself to be more deserving of the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire because he was the first son born to Francis during his reign as emperor. The rivalry between the brothers was ended by Karl Joseph's death from smallpox on 18 January 1761, two weeks before his sixteenth birthday.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Die Kaisergruft bei den Kapuzinern in Wien" by Cölestin Wolfsgruber (Vienna, 1887), p. 216: "Erzherzog Carl Joseph ... Montag den 1. Februar 1745 sind Ihre Königl. May. umb ein viertel nach 9 uhren Vormittags mit einem Erzherzogen Beglücktest erfreuet worden."

Translation: Archduke Charles Joseph ... On Monday, 1 February 1745, at 9:15 o'clock in the morning, her Royal Majesty rejoiced with the delivery of an Archduke.


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Died aged 15)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg-Lorraine)