Information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia—a reliable source for your research. Click to cite:
Empress Zita of Austria, Queen of Hungary (in 1916)
Zita of Bourbon-Parma (Zita Maria delle Grazie Adelgonda Micaela Raffaela Gabriella Giuseppina Antonia Luisa Agnese; 9 May 1892 – 14 March 1989) was the wife of Emperor Charles of Austria. As such, she was the last Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary, and Queen of Bohemia.
Born as the seventeenth child of the dispossessed Robert I, Duke of Parma, Princess Zita married the then Archduke Charles of Austria in 1911. Charles became heir presumptive to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in 1914 after the assassination of his uncle Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and acceded to the throne in 1916 after the old emperor's death.
After the end of World War I in 1918, the Habsburgs were deposed when the new countries of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs were formed. Charles and Zita left for exile in Switzerland, and later Madeira where Charles died in 1922. After her husband's death, Zita and her son Otto served as the symbols of unity for the exiled dynasty. A devout Catholic, she raised a large family after being widowed at the age of 29, and remained faithful to the memory of her husband for the rest of her long life.
She died at the age 96 years and was given a large funeral at St. Stephen's Cathedral and laid to rest in the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.
||Civilization is a work of peaceful co-operation.
- ... that the first record showing the name "Austria" is from 996 where it is written as Ostarrîchi, referring to the territory of the Babenberg March?
- ... that Austria currently produces more than half of its electricity by hydropower?
Here are some tasks you can do:
- Requests: Pfadfinderkorps Sankt Georg, Österreichischer Pfadfinderbund, Österreichischer Pfadfinderinnenbund, More...
- Expand: Battle of Santa Lucia, Dorfbeuern, Hans Enn, More...
- Sort: Oleh Hornykiewicz, Veliki Boč, Luminita Soare, More...
- Other: Johannes Swoboda (BLP cleanup needed), Austria-Hungary (needs attention in general), More...
Content from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
What Is This Site? The Ultimate Study Guide is a mirror of English Wikipedia. It exists in order to provide Wikipedia content to those who are unable to access the main Wikipedia site due to draconian government, employer, or school restrictions. The site displays all the text content from Wikipedia. Our sponsors generously cover part of the cost of hosting this site, and their ads are shown as part of this agreement. We regret that we are unable to display certain controversial images on some pages the site at the request of the sponsors. If you need to see images which we are unable to show, we encourage you to view Wikipedia directly if possible, and apologize for this inconvenience.
A product of XPR Content Systems. 47 Union
St #9K, Grand Falls-Windsor NL A2A 2C9 CANADA