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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”.
This is from Wikipedia and I know it’s not the most reliable source. “The successor house styled itself formally
as the House of Habsburg-Lorraine (German: Habsburg-Lothringen); because it was often still referred to as the House of Habsburg, historians use the appellation of the Habsburg Monarchy for the countries and provinces that were ruled by the family until 1918.“
To me the word formally means that there was some legal recognition or official decree or declaration that established the name of the Royal House, similarly to George V of the UK declaring the name change from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. Or was there no formal recognition or establishing of the Habsburg-Lorraine name? Or is the Habsburg-Lorraine name an invention of histriogrophers?
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