* 03. Aug 1817, † 18. Feb 1895

Archduke of Austria

One of the most conservative Habsburg personalities in the nineteenth century, Archduke Albrecht came to symbolize the upholding of the Absolutist values that were widely shared in the dynasty and diametrically opposed to the modernizing currents prevailing in society at the turn of the century. He had great influence within the family. He was given military responsibilities at a very young age in preparation for a long career in the Imperial Army.

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