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You do raise a good point. I’m not disagreeing with what you’ve said, I just think it raises some issues.
Genealogically speaking after the Death of Emperor Charles VI the Habsburg Dynasty became extinct and the descendants of Franz of Lorraine and Maria Theresa were of the House of Lorraine.
This is similar to how the House of Romanov is in reality extinct.
Shouldn’t the fact that they hyphenated Habsburg and Lorraine officially also be taken in consideration?
Officially when though? The family always called themselves the (Arch-) House of Austria... Marie Antoinette gave her name as ‘de Lorraine d’Autriche’; other sources call them ‘Austria-Lorraine’, ‘Lorraine-Habsburg’, ‘Austria and Lorraine’, etc.
After a certain point though, there were no Lorraines who weren’t “Habsburg-Lorraines”.
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