† Archduke Otto of Austria

Archduke Otto of Austria, foerm CrownPrince of Austria.Hungary passed away at the age of 98 in the morning of  Monday 05. July 2011 in his home Villa Austria at Pöcking. all his 7 children whee at his side. 
He was born as Archduke Franz Joseph Otto, eldest son of Archduke Karl and his wife Zita, née Princess of Bourbon of Param, on 20.11.1912 at Villa Wartholz nr Reichenau.  When he as 2 years old his great-uncle Archduke Franz Ferdinand was murdered at Sarajevo and his fathe became the new heir. Only 2 years later in November1916 his father became Emperor of Austria, after the death of Emperor Franz Joseph I. In 1918 after the end of the First Wolrd War his father had to rennouce and later to leave the Country. He died on 01.04.1922 at Funchal, Madeiara and otto became the new head of the House. 
In 1951 he married Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen and had 7 children with her. In 1961 Ottorenounced his rights to be ableto enter Austria again. In 2007 renounced his position as Head of the Imperial House in favour of his oldest son Karl.
In honor of the late Archduek there will be several Reqiums.
From 05.07. – 08.07.2011his coffin will be on dsplay at the Church st. Ulrich at Pöcking
On 09.07.2011 at the Church St.Anton at Pöcking
on 11.07.2011 at the Theatinerchurch at Munich, afterwards there will by a farewell by the Schützenjäger at the St. Odeons Place in Munich
on 12.07.2011his coffin will be reunited with the coffin of his late wife Archduchess Regina (who passed away in Fevruary 2010 and was tremporäry buried at Veste Heldburg) and both coffins will be on display at Basilica at Mariazell
on 13.07.2011 there will be a Reqiuem at the Basilica at Mariazell
on 16.07.2011 there will be the official Reqiuem at the Stephans Dom at Vienna, with afterwars a funeral procession through the inner City to the Crypt of the Capuines where the funeral will take place
on 17.07.2011 the heart of hte late Archduke will be buried at Pannholama, Hungary

Obituary by the Daily Telegraph

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