Otto von Habsburg facts for kids
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|Crown Prince of Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, and Lodomeria|
Otto von Habsburg in 2006, portrait by Oliver Mark
|Titular Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, etc
Head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
|Tenure||1 April 1922 – 1 January 2007|
|Predecessor||Charles I & IV|
20 November 1912|
Wartholz Castle, Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
|Died||4 July 2011
|Burial||16 July 2011 (body); 17 July 2011 (heart)
Imperial Crypt (body); Pannonhalma Archabbey (heart)
Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen
(m. 1951; died 2010)
|Father||Charles I of Austria|
|Mother||Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma|
Otto von Habsburg
|Member of the European Parliament for Germany|
|Political party||Christian Social Union|
Otto von Hasburg (20 November 1912—4 July 2011), full name Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xavier Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius von Habsburg, was the last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His father, Charles, was the Emperor of Austria and the King of Hungary. The murder of his great uncle, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the event that led to the start of World War I. His family fled Austria in 1919 after the war.
During World War II he opposed the Nazis and Nazi Germany's takeover over Austria. Adolf Hitler ordered him to be put to death, but Habsburg left France and spent the war in the USA. Hasburg gave up his claim to the throne in 1961, and was allowed to return to Austria five years later. He became a member of the European Parliament and pushed to get the former communist countries of Eastern Europe allowed into the European Union.
During his lifetime he was also known as Achduke Otto of Austria.
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