Auf den Spuren der Habsburger

Count Rudolf

Count Rudolf was the origin of the success and rise of the Hapsburgs. It was basically Rudolf who ambitiously increased and fortified in the 13th century the former sphere of influence of the Hapsburgs from Alsace and Aargau to the region of the Upper Rhine. An aid in this respect are the numerous family ties in the Swabian region from which his wife Gertrude of Hohenburg hails, not to mention his military prowess.His quest for power concentrates mainly on re-establishing the Duchy of Swabia and the acquisition of the title of duke which was no longer hereditary after the demise of the Hohenstaufen. Throughout his life Rudolf attempts to establish and concentrate his residence and administration in a single city. Rudolf was elected King of the Holy Roman Empire thanks to his abilities, but also thanks in considerable degree to good luck. In this position the very able Rudolf is successful in attaining more for the Hapsburgs than was possible as count.

[Translate to english:] So sieht es aus

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Idealbildnis von Heinrich "Jasomirgott", dem seit 1156 ersten Herzog von sterreich. (Glasfenster, Zisterzienserabtei Stift Heiligenkreuz, A-Heiligenkreuz)

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