The Otto Habsburg Foundation and the Rubicon Institute cordially invite you to their next event entitled
The Last Hungarian King, Charles IV
Date: 31 March 2023 (Friday), 18.00
Venue: Royal Palace of Gödöllő, Ceremonial Hall (Gödöllő, Grassalkovich Palace 5852, 2100)
Charles IV (I), the last King of Hungary, passed away in Madeira on 1 April 1922, knowing that at least those closest to him did not regard his short life as a failure. He had reckoned with himself and his Creator, and by remaining true to himself he had shown his heir, the first-born Otto, how a Christian monarch should bear his misfortune. With faith and a clear conscience.
Who, how and when decided where to exile Charles IV and his family? What do we know about Charles’ solitary months? What was the financial situation of the family? How was the family received by the locals in Madeira? Did they have visitors?
These are some of the questions the panellists will be looking for answers to.
Gergely Fejérdy – diplomatic historian, university lecturer, foreign affairs analyst, former diplomat, Deputy Scientific Director of the Otto von Habsburg Foundation
Eszter Fábry – Archivist of the Otto von Habsburg Foundation, curator of the exhibition entitled Exiled in Madeira
The discussion is led by:
Gábor Péterfi – senior research fellow, Rubicon Institute
As part of the event, the exhibition Exiled in Madeira will be open with a guided tour.
Participation in the event requires registration.
You can register by filling in the form below: