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Karl von Habsburg
Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia
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Karl at the General Assembly of Blue Shield International in the Vienna City Hall
Head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
Tenure 1 January 2007 – present
Predecessor Otto von Habsburg
Heir apparent Archduke Ferdinand
Born 11 January 1961 (1961-01-11) (age 59)
Starnberg, Bavaria, West Germany
Spouse
Baroness Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza (m. 1993)
Issue Archduchess Eleonore
Archduke Ferdinand
Archduchess Gloria
Full name
Karl Thomas Robert Maria Franziskus Georg Bahnam
House Habsburg-Lorraine
Father Otto, Crown Prince of Austria
Mother Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
Religion Roman Catholicism

Karl von Habsburg (Karl Thomas Robert Maria Franziskus Georg Bahnam; born 11 January 1961), also known as Karl of Austria and referred to by his ancestral titles as Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia, is an Austrian politician, the current head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. He was a Member of the European Parliament for the Austrian People's Party 1996–1999.

Like his father, he is known as a supporter for the Pan-European movement.

In March 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, he tested positive for the virus.


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