Archduchess of Austria

fief of the Holy Roman Empire, 1453–1806

Archduchess of Austria was a title given to daughters of the Holy Roman Emperor or Austro-Hungarian Emperor, it is the Austrian version of princess. The male version was Archduke of Austria. Archduchess was a reformed version of the "Duchy of Austria."[1]

Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria was the first person to call himself Archduke. The Holy Roman Emperor recognized the title in 1453.[2]


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  2. Archduke: Habsburg title. Britannica. Retrieved November 1, 2020.