Frederick III, ‘the Fair’
As Frederick I duke of Austria and Styria; as Frederick III Roman-German King from 1314–1330 (as anti-king to Louis IV of Wittelsbach)

Born in Vienna in 1289 (exact date of birth unknown)
Died at Burg Gutenstein (Lower Austria) on 13 January 1330

Frederick ‘the Fair’, son of King Albrecht I, endeavoured to succeed his father as Roman-German King. However, in 1322 he suffered an annihilating defeat at Mühldorf am Inn at the hands of the Wittelsbach Louis IV. Frederick retained his title as anti-king, but after his death no Habsburg became Roman-German King for over a hundred years.




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