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Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg

Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg, also known as Prince Franz Joseph of Battenberg, (24 September 1861 – 31 July 1924), was the youngest son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine and Countess Julia von Hauke.


  • Biography 1
  • Ancestry 2
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At one time, he was considered for the throne of Bulgaria, which eventually went to his brother Alexander.[1] Francis Joseph nevertheless followed his brother to Bulgaria, where he served as a colonel in the Bulgarian cavalry.[2] In 1891 he published an academic study on Bulgarian economic history, which he dedicated to his brother.[3]

At a family reunion in London in 1894 Franz Joseph met Consuelo Vanderbilt, the daughter of an extremely wealthy American railway tycoon William Kissam Vanderbilt. He made a marriage proposal to Consuelo, but she disliked him and turned him down.[1][4]

In 1897 he married Princess Ana Petrović-Njegoš of Montenegro (1874–1971), daughter of Nicholas I of Montenegro. They had no children.[5]

He was made an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Civil Division) by Queen Victoria in 1896.[6]



  1. ^ a b Stuart, Amanda Mackenzie, Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and Mother in the Gilded Age, Harper Perennial, 2005, p. 101
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  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26707. p. 718. 7 February 1896.
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