Friedrich Rudolf Archduke of Austria and Duke of Teschen
(03.08.1817 - 18.02.1895)
place of birth: Wien, Österreich
Archduke Albrecht was the son of
the famous Austrian field marshal and victor at the battle of Aspern,
Archduke Carl and Princess Henritte of Nassau-Weilburg. At the age of
13 he served as regimental colonel of Austria's 44th Infantry Regiment.
The Archduke was promoted to field marshal in April 1863. He led his
troops into battle against the Italians during the Austro-Prussian War
of 1866, seeing action at Custozza and Santa
Lucia. After Austria's ultimate defeat to Prussia, Albrecht
was appointed army commander-in-chief in 1868 and later inspector
general. He also received a ceremonial promotion to Prussian field
marshal in June 1888. Archduke Albrecht died in February 1895 in Arco
Tirolia and is buried in Capucins.