Duke Leopold I and his wife, lithograph, 1820
Duke Leopold I and his wife, lithograph, 1820

Leopold I ‘the Glorious’
Duke of Austria and Styria; ruled from 1308 to 1326 jointly with his brother Frederick (I).

Born 1290 or 1293 (exact date of birth unknown)
Died in Strasbourg on 28 February 1326

The son of King Albrecht I, Leopold pursued his father’s murderers remorselessly. Afterwards he promoted the election of his elder brother Frederick (‘the Fair’) as Roman-German anti-king. After a lifetime spent fighting, notably against the Swiss Confederation, the duke died at the age of thirty-six in Strasbourg.

 

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