Today in History - April 30th.1847 - Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Charles (full name in German: Karl Ludwig Johann Joseph Lorenz)
of Austria was born on September 5th. 1771 in Florence
(then the Grand Duchy of Tuscany).


Archduke Charles of Austria - Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain.

In 1815 he married Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. 
They had 7 children.


Archduke Charles of Austria and his family
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Archduke Charles of Austria began his military service in the wars of the French 
Revolution. He commanded a Brigade at the Battle of Jemappes (1792). In 1806
he became a field marshal. Archduke Charles of Austria was noted as one of the
best generals of Europe. 


Archduke Charles of Austria and the army
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He died in Vienna on April 30th. 1847.