Dr. Otto Habsburg-Lothringen

Otto Habsburg-Lothringen

Archduke of Austria; Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary (up to 1918; official abandonment of all claims in 1961)

Born 20 November 1912 in Reichenau, Lower Austria (A)
Died 4 July 2011 in Pöcking on Lake Starnberg, Bavaria (Germany)

Otto was the eldest son of the last Emperor and Empress of Austria, Karl und Zita, and is thus referred to as the last ‘crown prince’ of the dynasty.

In the transition from pretender to the Habsburg throne to committed European politician his long life reflects the history of Central Europe in the twentieth century.

Dr. Otto Habsburg-Lothringen