Albert VII, Archduke of Austria
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Who is Albert VII, Archduke of Austria?
Albert VII, Archduke of Austria: Albert VII was the ruling Archduke of Austria for a few months in 1619 and, jointly with his wife, Isabella Clara Eugenia, sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1598 and 1621. Prior to this, he had been a cardinal, archbishop of Toledo, viceroy of Portugal and Governor General of the Habsburg Netherlands. He succeeded his brother Matthias as reigning archduke of Lower and Upper Austria, but abdicated in favor of Ferdinand II the same year, making it the shortest reign in Austrian history.
- also known as Alberto de Áustria, 阿尔布雷希特七世
- born on (456 years ago) in Wiener Neustadt, child of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress
- nationality: Spain
- religion: Catholicism
- Marriage with Isabella Clara Eugenia
- died on (394 years ago) in Brussels
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