Leopold von Habsburg (1290 - 1326)

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Nicknames: ""The Glorious"", ""Der Glorwürdige""
Birthplace: Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Death: Died in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Occupation: Duke LEOPOLD I of Austria and Styria (1306-26)
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Leopold I, Duke of Austria

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Leopold I, Duke of Austria

Leopold I (4 August 1290 - 28 February 1326) was a Duke of Austria and Styria from the Habsburg family.

He was the third son of King Albert I of Germany and Elisabeth of Tirol. He was a brother of Duke Frederick III the Handsome (also King of the Romans).

After the death of his father, he became the head of the House of Habsburg. As the administrator of Further Austria, he incurred a decisive loss against the Swiss in the Battle of Morgarten in 1315. He also struggled to have his brother Frederick elected as King. After Frederick's capture by King Louis the Bavarian after the Battle of Mühldorf he struggled for his release.

Leopold I, Duke of Austria

Leopold married Catherine of Savoy (1284-1336), daughter of Amadeus V, Count of Savoy in 1315. They had two daughters: Katherine (1320-1349), married Enguerrand VI, Lord of Coucy, and Agnes of Austria (1321/26-1392).

He died in Strassburg in 1326.

Preceded by

Albert I Duke of Austria and Styria

Co-ruler with Frederick III

1308-1326 Succeeded by

Frederick III

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Leopold I, Herzog von Österreich's Timeline

August 4, 1290
Graz, Steiermark, Austria
May 26, 1315
Age 24
Chambery, Savoie, France
Age 24
February 9, 1320
Age 29
Wein ,Wein, Austria
February 28, 1326
Age 35
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Age 35
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