Albertine Lands (Habsburg)


In 1379 the Habsburg lands were partitioned between two brothers.   Duke Albert III and his descendants – the senior line of the Habsburgs –  held Austria above and below the Enns (not as extensive as the present-day Länder of Oberösterreich and Niederösterreich) until 1457, when Ladislas Postumus, Albert’s great-grandson, died while still a youth.

With the extinction of the Albertine line their lands passed to the Emperor Frederick III, the senior male heir of Leopold’s line, who had acted as Regent for Ladislas.   He however was forced by his brother Albert VI to hand over some of the lands and it was not until Albert VI’s death in 1463 that the Emperor gained full control over the Albertine lands.

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  1. Pingback: Roman coin of emperor Postumus found in The Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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