Nahowski, Anna

ROYAL MISTRESS (AUSTRIA)
BORN 1860, Wien - DIED 1931, Wien
REAL NAME Nowak, Anna
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 22, Nummer 17)

Anna Nowak married the railway man Franz Nahowski when she was fifteen. He was a drunkard who beat her and eventually she obtained a separation.

She was also the mistress of emperor Francis Joseph from 1875 until 1888. She and the emperor had met in the park of the palace Schönbrunn during his daily walk. He usually visited her at her house in the Maxingstrasse, appearing at four in the morning. He came in, made love and then quickly disappeared. Francis Joseph ended this purely sexual affair in 1888, a few years after he had met the actress Katherine Schratt.

Her daughter Helena was born on 28 Jul 1885 and she was fathered by the emperor. Helena married the composer Alban Berg in 1911.

Related persons
• was the lover of Franz Joseph von Habsburg, Kaiser von Österreich

Sources
ALBAN BERG: CRONOLOGIA DELLA VITA E DELLE OPERE
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Images

Anna Nahowski, 22 years old.
 

The grave of Anna Nahowski at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)

 


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Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 15 May 2010