Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Albert VII, Archduke of Austria

Austrian cardinal and Regent of the Netherlands

Date of Birth: 15-Nov-1559

Place of Birth: Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria

Date of Death: 13-Jul-1621

Profession: military personnel, Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Albert VII, Archduke of Austria

  • Albert VII (German: Albrecht VII) (13 November 1559 – 13 July 1621) 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 (and often ignored) reign in Austrian history.

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