Alfred, 2nd Prince of Montenuovo
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|Prince of Montenuovo|
|Spouse||Countess Franziska Maria Stephania Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau|
|Juliana, Princess of Oettingen-Oettingen
Marie Felizia, Countess Franz of Ledebur-Wicheln
Ferdinand, 3rd Prince of Montenuovo
Franziska, Princess Leopold of Lobkowicz
|Alfred Adam Wilhelm Johann Maria|
|House||House of Montenuovo|
|Father||William Albert, 1st Prince of Montenuovo|
|Mother||Countess Juliana Batthyány-Strattmann|
16 September 1854|
Vienna, Austrian Empire
|Died||6 September 1927
Vienna, Republic of Austria
Alfred, 2nd Prince of Montenuovo (16 September 1854 – 6 September 1927) was one of the highest court officials of Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria. Among his ancestors were members of the Habsburg family.
Prince Alfred of Montenouvo was born at Vienna, Austrian Empire, only son of William Albert, 1st Prince of Montenuovo (1819–1895), (son of Adam Albert, Count of Neipperg and Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria) and his wife, Countess Juliana Batthyány-Strattmann (1827–1871), (daughter of Count János Baptist Batthyány-Strattmann and Countess Marie Esterházy de Galántha). His paternal grandmother Marie Louise was the Empress consort of Napoleon I of France from 1810 to 1814 and Duchess of Parma from 1814, she married morganatically to his grandfather Adam Albert in 1821.
Alfred married on 30 October 1879 in Vienna to Countess Franziska Maria Stephania Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (1861–1935), daughter of Ferdinand Bonaventura, 7th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau, and his wife, Princess Maria Josepha of Liechtenstein. They had four children:
- Princess Juliana Rosa of Montenuovo (15 November 1880 – 27 June 1961), (1) Married in 1903 to Count Dionys Maria Draskovich of Trakostjan, had issue, but divorced. (2) Married in 1914 to Karl, Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein, no issue.
- Princess Marie of Montenuovo (20 October 1881 – 10 August 1954), married in 1909 to Count Franz Maria of Ledebur-Wicheln, had issue.
- Ferdinand, 3rd Prince of Montenuovo (29 May 1888 – 2 May 1951), married in 1927 to Baroness Ilona Solymossy of Loós and Egervár, had issue.
- Princess Franziska of Montenuovo (22 August 1893 – 3 November 1972), married in 1878 to Count Antal Apponyi de Nagy-Appony, had issue.
At the death of his father in 1895 he inherited the title of Prince of Montenuovo. The prince in 1927 died in his palace at Löwelstrasse 6 in Vienna's city centre after a heart attack. His corpse was interred at his family's burial place at Bóly (Német-Bóly) in Hungary.
After studying at the Catholic seminary in Salzburg, Alfred started a career as court official, in 1896/97 becoming Obersthofmeister (literally: highest master of the court) of Archduke Otto of Austria, brother of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, from 1896 successor to the throne. Montenuovo was said to have been a lifelong enemy of Franz Ferdinand. In 1898 Francis Joseph I. made him Second Obersthofmeister of the court of the emperor (besides Prince Rudolf of Liechtenstein). In 1900, Montenuovo was honoured by the Order of the Golden Fleece, the personal order of the dynasty. After Prince Rudolf's death, Montenuovo advanced to First Obersthofmeister in 1909. The Obersthofmeisteramt, as his office was called, among other duties was supervising the court theatres. Montenuovo supported the decision to make Gustav Mahler conductor and director of the I.R. Court Opera. In 1917, the new emperor Charles I replaced Montenuovo with Prince Karl von Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst.
|Ancestors of Alfred, 2nd Prince of Montenuovo|
Notes and sources
- thePeerage.com - Alfred Prinz von Montenuovo
- Genealogics - Leo van de Pas - Alfred, 2.Fürst von Montenuovo
- The Royal House of Stuart, London, 1969, 1971, 1976, Addington, A. C., Reference: I 65
- Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Reference: 1955 425
- Franz Ferdinand - The ruling prevented. Kapitel Die Schüsse von Sarajewo . Chapter The shots of Sarajevo. Österreichischer Bundesverlag, Wien 1983, ISBN 3-215-04828-0 . Austrian Federal Verlag, Wien 1983, ISBN 3-215-04828-0
Alfred, 2nd Prince of Montenuovo
House of MontenuovoBorn: 16 September 1854 Died: 6 September 1927
|Titles of nobility|
|Prince of Montenuovo
|Titles in pretence|
|Loss of title
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Prince of Montenuovo
Reason for succession failure:
Austrian nobility titles abolished