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Archduke Anton Habsburg of Austria Antique Photo Postcard 1938

£75.00

Fine antique photo postcard of Archduke Anton of Austria (1901 – 1987), circa 1938, from the collection of Diddo Greer (1904-1942), nanny to their children, stamped Rohabdruck on the reverse.

Anton was an Archduke of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Tuscany. He was the seventh of ten children born to Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Prince of Tuscany, and Infanta Blanca of Spain, daughter of Carlos, Duke of Madrid.

Stefan was baptised with the name of Stefan von Habsburg-Lothringen. He was born in Mödling, Austria and spent the first years of his childhood in Castle Sonnberg, Austria. In 1942, he moved with his parents and four sisters and brother to Romania. While there, Stefan's parents made their residence at Bran, Braşov. After his 1st cousin, Michael of Romania,was forced to abdicate and expelled by the Communist late in 1947, Stefan left the country with his parents. He then lived in Switzerland, Argentina, and finally the United States where he was naturalized. He was a graduate from Malvern Preparatory School and MIT and established a division for advanced research at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan.

Size: 14 x 9 cm approx

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