(Arch-) Duke of Austria; ruler of Upper Austria from 1457, from 1462 also of Lower Austria
Born in Vienna on 18 December 1418
Died in Vienna on 2 December 1463
The son of Ernest ‘the Iron’, he ruled over the Habsburg Swabian territories from 1446, but demanded a greater share of power from his brother, Emperor Frederick III. Having besieged his brother the emperor in his castle in Vienna, Albrecht was promised the regency of the entire Duchy of Austria. However, he only enjoyed it briefly as he died shortly afterwards in Vienna.