Duke Albrecht IV and his wife, lithograph, 1820
Duke Albrecht IV and his wife, lithograph, 1820

Albrecht IV, 'the Patient'
Duke of Austria from 1395

Born in Vienna on 19 September 1377
Died in Klosterneuburg, near Vienna, on 14 September 1404

The only son of Duke Albrecht III, he initially shared power with his cousin Wilhelm. However, he became increasingly embroiled in conflict with his relatives from the line of his uncle, Leopold. These disputes continued after his death and eventually led to further divisions of sovereignty.

 

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