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

Leopold IV
Duke of Styria and Austria; at first regent in the Forelands 1391– 1404, then also in Tyrol from 1396; regent in Styria from 1404, from 1406 regent as guardian of Albrecht V in Austria.

Born in 1371 (exact date of birth unknown)
Died in Vienna on 3 June 1411

The life of Duke Leopold IV was marked by the numerous family conflicts that arose in the line of his father, Duke Leopold III, around 1400. In 1395 he had been promised the western Habsburg dominions, but these agreements were later altered several times. These differences within the family led to the outbreak of armed conflict between Leopold and his brother Ernest ‘the Iron’.

 

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