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Charles of Austria (Archduke Charles of Austria, Karl von Österreich-Teschen)

Born: 1771 AD
Died: 1847 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Archduke


1771 - Born on September 5th. He was adopted and raised in Vienna by his aunt Marie Christine of Austria and her husband Albert of Saxe-Teschen.

1795 - Served on the Rhine.

1796 - He was marked as one of the greatest generals in Europe due to his conduct of the operations against Jourdan and Moreau.

1797 - Arrested the victorious march of General Bonaparte in Italy.

1799 - Opposed Jourdan and invaded Switzerland.

1802 - The diet of Regensburg erected a statue in his honor and to give him the title of savior of his country.

1815 - Married Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg, a great great granddaughter of King George II of England. They had five sons and two daughters.

1822 - He succeeded to the duchy of Saxe-Teschen and became the Duke of Teschen.

1847 - Charles died at Vienna on April 30th and was buried in tomb 122 in the New Vault of the Imperial Crypt in Vienna.


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