Ludwig Viktor, Archduke of Austria

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Ludwig Viktor, Archduke of Austria Gender: M
Ludwig Viktor Joseph Anton
born on 15 May 1842 at 13:00 (= 1:00 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_taucol.18.gif 24°12' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°49 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 13°44'

Archduke of Austria Ludwig Viktor (about 1870)


Austrian nobility, the youngest son born to Archduke Franz Karl and Princess Sophie of Bavaria, and younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. He pursued the usual military career and was appointed General of the Infantry. He remained a bachelor all his life. As a result of his very public homosexuality and transvestitism, his brother Emperor Franz Joseph forbade him to stay in Vienna. Ludwig Viktor retired to Klessheim Palace near Salzburg where he became known as a philanthropist and patron of the arts. He died on 18 January 1919 at the age of 76.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Das andere Habsburg: Homoerotik im österreichischen Kaiserhaus" by Helmut Neuhold (Tectum-Verl, 2008), p. 13: "Psychisch stark unter Druck, wurde sie wieder schwanger und hatte am 15. Mai 1842, ihrem Namenstag, um 13 Uhr eine komplikationslose Geburt. Der Sohn, den sie gebar, erhielt den Namen Ludwig Joseph Anton Victor."

On 16 Feb. 2017 Scholfield changed the rating from B to A, having forwarded news report from "Oesterreichischer Beobachter," 17 May 1842, p. 1: "Ihre kaiserl. Hoheit die Durchlauchtigste Frau Erzherzoginn Sophie sind gestern, den 15. d. M. Nachmittags um ein Uhr glücklich von einem Erzherzoge entbunden worden." (Her Imperial Highness the most illustrious wife, Archduchess Sophie, was happily delivered of an Archduke yesterday, the 15th of the month, at one o'clock in the afternoon).


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Art collector)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg-Lorraine)
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite (Patron of the arts)