Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria

1614 - 1662

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Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (5 January 1614 – 20 November 1662), younger brother of Emperor Ferdinand III, was an Austrian soldier, administrator and patron of the arts. He held a number of military commands, with limited success, and served as Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, before returning to Vienna in 1656. Despite being nominated as Holy Roman Emperor after Ferdinand's death in 1657, he stood aside in favour of his nephew Leopold I. His main interest was in art, and he patronised artists including David Teniers the Younger, Frans Snyders, Peter Snayers, Daniel Seghers, Peter Franchoys, Frans Wouters, Jan van den Hoecke and Pieter Thijs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria has received more than 126,799 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria is the 451st most popular military personnel (down from 394th in 2019), the 281st most popular biography from Austria (down from 246th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Military Personnel.

Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria was a member of the Habsburg dynasty, and served as the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights from 1663 to 1672. He was the son of Emperor Ferdinand III and Maria Anna of Bavaria.

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Among military personnels, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ranks 451 out of 1,468Before him are Raymond A. Spruance, Pavel Nakhimov, Jan Kubiš, Paul von Rennenkampf, Okita Sōji, and Gustav Wagner. After him are Christian Wirth, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, James Paul Moody, Roza Shanina, José Sanjurjo, and Jisaburō Ozawa.

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Among people born in 1614, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ranks 1After him are Franciscus Sylvius, Juan Carreño de Miranda, Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, John Wilkins, Henry II, Duke of Guise, Michał Boym, Hallgrímur Pétursson, Martino Martini, Henry More, Jahanara Begum, and Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels. Among people deceased in 1662, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ranks 4Before him are Blaise Pascal, Koxinga, and Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia. After him are Zhu Youlang, Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria, Alfonso IV d'Este, Duke of Modena, Christina Magdalena of the Palatinate-Zweibrücken, Honoré II, Prince of Monaco, Johann Crüger, William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Adriaen van de Venne.

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Among people born in Austria, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ranks 281 out of 1,237Before him are August Kubizek (1888), Otto, Duke of Austria (1301), Brigitte Bierlein (1949), Hermann Buhl (1924), Gustav Wagner (1911), and Friedrich von Wieser (1851). After him are Hans Hollein (1934), Friedrich Adler (1879), Oskar Werner (1922), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427), and Franz Böhme (1885).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ranks 17Before him are Walter Nowotny (1920), Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1818), Karl Silberbauer (1911), Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705), Matthäus Hetzenauer (1924), and Gustav Wagner (1911). After him are Franz Böhme (1885), Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria (1872), Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg (1865), Gordon Gollob (1912), Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg (1638), and Sylvester Stadler (1910).