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Archduke Carl Ludwig Maria Franz Joseph Michael Gabriel Antonius Robert Stephan Pius Gregor Ignatius Markus d'Aviano of Austria, also known as Carl Ludwig Habsburg-Lothringen (10 March 1918 – 11 December 2007) wasthe fifth child of Charles I of Austria and Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. He was born in Baden, Austriamarker, and died in Brusselsmarker.

During the Second World War, Karl Ludwig and his brother Felix volunteered to serve in the 101st US Infantry Battalion known as the "Free Austria Battalion". However the battalion was disbanded when a number of exiled Jewish volunteers who made up the majority of force ultimately declined to confirm their enlistment. He was buried beside his mother in the Kapuziner Cryptmarker in Vienna.

He was married in Beloeil on 17 January 1950 to Princess Yolande of Ligne (born 6 May 1923). They had four children.
  • Archduke Rudolf (b. 1950) married Marie Hélène de Villenfagne de Vogelsanck. Eight children:
    • Archduke Carl Christian (b. 1977).
    • Archduchess Priscilla (b. 1979).
    • Archduke Johannes (b. 1981).
    • Archduke Thomas (b. 1983).
    • Archduchess Marie-des-Neiges (b. 1986).
    • Archduke Franz-Ludwig (b. 1988).
    • Archduke Michael (b. 1990).
    • Archduke Joseph (b. 1991).
  • Archduchess Alexandra (b. 1952) married Héctor Riesle Contreras. Three children:
    • Félipe Riesle (b. 1986).
    • Maria-Sofia Riesle (b. 1988).
    • Constanza Riesle (b. 1989).
  • Archduke Carl Christian (b. 1954) married Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg. Five children:
    • Archduchess Marie Christine (b. 1983).
    • Archduke Imre (b. 1985).
    • Archduke Christoph (b. 1988).
    • Archduke Alexander (b. 1990).
    • Archduchess Gabriella (b. 1994)
  • Archduchess Maria Constanza (b. 1957) married Franz Josef, Prince (Fürst) von Auersperg-Trautson. Three biological daughters (one died shortly after her birth) and one adopted daughter:
    • Princess Alexandra Maria (1998 - 1998).
    • Princess Ladislaya (b. 1999).
    • Princess Eleonora (b. 2002).



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