April 30, 2017 – 170th anniversary of the Archduke who discovered how to defeat Napoleon

April 27, 2017

Today in History

Archduke Karl with his staff. Color print by Felician Myrbach

– April 30th, 1847 – Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen

Archduke Charles (full name in German: Karl Ludwig Johann Joseph Lorenz)
of Austria was born on September 5th. 1771 in Florence
(then the Grand Duchy of Tuscany).

His parents were Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain.

The family of Archduke Charles of Austria, painting by
Johann Ender

In 1815 he married Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg. They had 7 children.

Archduke Charles of Austria began his military service in the wars of the French
Revolution. He commanded a Brigade at the Battle of Jemappes (1792). In 1806
he became a field marshal. Archduke Charles of Austria was noted as one of the
best generals of Europe.

He died in Vienna on April 30th. 1847.

h/t: All About Royal Families

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