Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg

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Phillip Albrecht
Duke of Württemberg
Head of the House of Württemberg
Period31 October 1939 – 17 April 1975
PredecessorDuke Albrecht
SuccessorDuke Carl
Born(1893-11-14)14 November 1893
Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died1 April 1975(1975-04-01) (aged 81)
Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
(m. 1923; died 1924)

(m. 1928)
IssueMaria Christina, Princess Georg Hartman of Liechtenstein
Helene, Marchioness Pallavicini
Duke Ludwig Albrecht
Elisabeth,Princess Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Marie Thérèse, Duchess of Montpensier
Carl, Duke of Württemberg
Duchess Maria Antonia
Georg Philipp Albrecht Carl Maria Joseph Ludwig Hubertus Stanislaus Leopold
FatherAlbrecht, Duke of Württemberg
MotherArchduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholic Christian

Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (born Georg Philipp Albrecht Carl Maria Joseph Ludwig Hubertus Stanislaus Leopold Herzog von Württemberg; 14 November 1893 – 17 April 1975) was the son of Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, and Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria. He was born in Stuttgart, and became head of the formerly reigning royal House of Württemberg on the death of his father on 29 October 1939.[1] He died in Ravensburg, aged 81.

Marriages and children[edit]

His first marriage was to Archduchess Helena of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 30 October 1903 in Linz; died 8 September 1924 in Tübingen), daughter of Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria (younger son of Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany) and Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (daughter of Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta), on 24 October 1923 in Altshausen. They had one daughter:

  • Duchess Maria Christina of Württemberg (2 September 1924) she married Prince Georg Hartman of Liechtenstein (son of Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein.[1]) on 23 September 1948. They have seven children and thirteen grandchildren.

Archduchess Helena died a week after giving birth to her daughter, Duchess Maria Christina.

His second marriage was to Archduchess Rosa of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (born 22 September 1906 in Parsch; died 17 September 1983 in Friedrichshafen), the sister of his late wife, on 1 August 1928 in Friedrichshafen. They had two sons and four daughters:[1]

  • Duchess Helene of Württemberg (29 June 1929 – 22 April 2021), she married Federico Pallavicini, Marchese Pallavicini, on 23 August 1961. They have four children:
    • Maria Cristina Pallavicini (4 January 1963), she married Jens Bartram on 23 September 1995.
    • Antonietta Pallavicini (9 January 1964)
    • Gabriella Pallavicini (23 April 1965), she married Ricardo Walter.
    • Giancarlo Pallavicini, Marchese Pallavicini (8 April 1967)
  • Duke Ludwig Albrecht of Württemberg (23 October 1930 – 6 October 2019), who renounced his rights to the House of Württemberg on 29 June 1959, married Baroness Adelheid von Bodman on 16 February 1960 and they were divorced on 12 December 1970. They have three children. He remarried Angelika Kiessig on 14 August 1972 and they were divorced on 14 October 1988. They have one daughter.
    • Duke Christoph von Württemberg (30 November 1960), he married Iris Metzger (19 November 1963) on 29 December 2000. They have one daughter and one son.
    • Duchess Isabelle von Württemberg (30 November 1960)
    • Duchess Sibylla von Württemberg (29 May 1963), she has one son with Wolfgang Merz.
    • Duchess Christiane von Württemberg (16 September 1973), she married Till Kitzing (26 August 1972) in 2003.
  • Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (2 February 1933) she married Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies on 18 July 1958. They have four children and two grandchildren.
  • Duchess Marie Thérèse of Württemberg (12 November 1934) she married Prince Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris on 5 July 1957 and they were divorced on 3 February 1984. They have five children and twelve grandchildren.
  • Carl, Duke of Württemberg born (1 August 1936) he married Princess Diane d'Orléans on 18 July 1960. They have six children and fourteen grandchildren.
  • Duchess Maria Antonia of Württemberg (31 August 1937 – 12 November 2004).


References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstlich Hauser Band XVI., Limburg an der Lahn, 2001, pp. 179–180, 600.
Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
Born: 14 November 1893 Died: 17 April 1975
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
King of Württemberg
31 October 1939 – 17 April 1975
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1918
Succeeded by