Today in History - August 3rd. 1817 - Albrecht, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Albrecht of Austria was born on August 3rd. 1817 in Vienna.





Archduke Albrecht of Austria, Duke of Teschen - Source picture: Wikipedia


His father Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen
(who defeated Napoleon @ Aspern), was a son of Emperor Leopold II.  
Albrecht's mother was Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg.

From an early age, Albrecht entered the army where Joseph Radetzky was a
military governor. The young archduke distinguished himself in several battles.
He recieved some medals inter alia one from King William (Willem) III of
The Netherlands.

On May 1st. 1844 he married Princess Hildegard of Bavaria (daughter of
King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen). They had 3
children, 2 of them died very young.

Archduke Albrecht died on February 18th. 1895 in Arco. He received a
state funeral. In Vienna there is a statue of him in front of his former palace
Albertina.

Albertina in Vienna - own picture
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