"the founder," eldest son of Duke Albert II. Rudolf commissioned the present cathedral, and founded the University of Vienna before his death in Milan at age 25. He was originally entombed in S. Giovanni in Concha and later moved to here. The University lays a wreath on his tomb every 12 March to commemorate its founding by him.
Geography. Initially, the duchy was comparatively small in area, roughly comprising the modern-day Austrian state of Lower Austria. As a former border march, it was located on the eastern periphery of the Empire, on the northern and southern shores of the Danube River, east of ("below") the Enns tributary.
- Feudal Duchy
Laxenburg became a Habsburg possession in 1333. Duke Albert III (1349–1395) had a hunting lodge erected here (today called Altes Schloss) and vested the settlement with market rights. The castle again decayed afterwards, until in the 17th century it was restored at the behest of Emperor Leopold I.
Oberfalkenstein ruins. The Falkenstein dynasty became extinct about 1300, soon after two castles, 'Upper' and 'Lower' Falkenstein were mentioned, enfeoffed by the Counts of Gorizia to several local nobles. On 24 June 1394 Count Henry VI gave the upper castle in pawn to the Habsburg duke Albert III of Austria.
- 12th century
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On 24 June 1394 Count Henry VI gave the upper castle in pawn to the Habsburg duke Albert III of Austria. It was finally seized by Albert's nephew Emperor Frederick III in 1460, after he had defeated Count John II of Gorizia in the conflict over the heritage of the extinct Counts of Celje.
- 12th century
- Lords of Falkenstein
- Spur castle
The comital estates of Bleiburg Castle were seized by the Habsburg dukes Albert III and Leopold III in 1369, the settlement received town privileges the next year. On 16 March 1393 Duke Albert granted the citizens the right to hold the annual Wiesenmarkt ('meadow market') fair, which has taken place on 1 September every year up to today at ...
Named Person: Albert, Duke of Austria; Albert, Duke of Austria; Albrecht, Österreich Herzog III. Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors:
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Continued Habsburg Rule (1 minute) Albert I (1291-1308) managed to negotiate a peace with the Hungarians and Bohemians (people from one of the Czech lands) Austria neighbors and gains the support of the nobles after initially being passed over in order to succeed Rudolf as Duke of Austria. Albrecht’s main concern was to set up an effective administration and codify the records of his realm ...
To protect the road in the territory of Gries was built a fort, but in 1241 a conflict arose between Albert III County of Tyrol and the Diocese of Brixen, which imposed the demolition. Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia built in 1287 at Leug, just south of Gries, a fortress for the use as customs duty.