Archduke Simeon of Austria

Archduke Simeon of Austria (Simeon Carl Eugen Joseph Leopold; born 29 June 1958 in Katana, South Kivu, Belgian Congo)[1][2] is a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He is the third-eldest child[1][2] of Archduke Rudolf of Austria and his first wife, Countess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov.[1][2] Simeon is a paternal grandson of Charles I of Austria and Zita of Bourbon-Parma.[1][2]

Archduke Simeon
Born (1958-06-29) 29 June 1958
Katana, South Kivu, Belgian Congo
IssueArchduke Johannes
Archduke Ludwig
Archduchess Isabelle
Archduchess Carlotta
Archduke Philipp
Full name
German: Simeon Carl Eugen Joseph Leopold
FatherArchduke Rudolf of Austria
MotherCountess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov
Austrian imperial family

HI&RH Archduke Karl
HI&RH Archduchess Francesca

Marriage and issue

Simeon married Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, second-eldest daughter[1][2] of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria and his wife Princess Anne of Orléans, on 13 July 1996 in La Toledana, Spain.[3][4] Simeon is a (half) second cousin of his wife's father, both being great-grandchildren of Robert I, Duke of Parma. María's father descends from Duke Robert's first marriage and Simeon from the Duke's second marriage.

The couple has five children:[1][2]

  • Archduke Johannes Rudolf Antonio Maria of Austria (born 29 October 1997 in Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria)
  • Archduke Ludwig Christian Fransikus Maria of Austria (born 16 November 1998 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Archduchess Isabelle Rocio Maravillas Lourdes of Austria (born 14 September 2000 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Archduchess Carlotta Adelaïde Teresa Maria of Austria (born 16 January 2003 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Archduke Philipp Jozef Christian Maria of Austria (born 15 January 2007 in Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Archduke Simeon is a godfather to Archduke Imre of Austria, son of his cousin Archduke Carl Christian of Austria. His goddaughter is Princess Ladislaya von Auersperg-Trautson, daughter of his cousin Archduchess Maria Constanza of Austria.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 29 June 1958 – present: His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Simeon of Austria[3][4]




  1. Darryl Lundy (20 March 2007). "Simeon Karl Eugen Josef Leopold Erzherzog von Österreich". Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  2. Paul Theroff. "AUSTRIA: House of Habsburg-Lothringen". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  3. de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. Le Petit Gotha’’. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 172-174, 196-197, 404 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1
  4. Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser XV. "Spanien". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1997, pp. 104-105. (German) ISBN 3-7980-0814-0.
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