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a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria

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Archduke Otto von Habsburg was 98 when he died and his life had spanned most of the twentieth century.
The young Archduke was given a resounding array of names at his baptism: Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xavier Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius.
Those exhibitions were mainly about Teniers's paintings of the Archduke Leopold Wilhelm's art gallery in the 1650s.
In her The Austrian Court from Within (1916) she gives a head count of the Hapsburgs: thirty-one archdukes and fifty archduchesses.
Snyder's book is full of episodic colour and personalities, particularly of Archduke Wilhelm.
A strong local church also appealed to the archdukes who ruled the Spanish Netherlands during most of Bishop Hovius' episcopate, for they equated strong religion with a strong state.
The Archdukes ruled jointly until Albert's death in 1621, whereupon Isabella remained as governess-general until her own death in 1633.
The Archdukes belonged to the greatest and most far-flung dynasty in Europe, and the influence of the Emperor Rudolph II emerges particularly strongly.
We encounter, among others, the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, protectors of the interests of church and state; Hendrik Heynot, the irascible pastor of Opwijk, exacting more than his share of the tithe in the opinion of the village magistrates; Jan Berchmans, the saintly and intelligent boy from Diest, moving from one school to another within a complex web of diocesan politics; Madam Joanna Boisot, an aristocratic Benedictine nun of Grand Bigard west of Brussels, repeatedly defying the strictures of cloister; Sister Cornelia vande Vinne of the Augustinian Black Sisters, under suspicion of robbing one of her home-care patients in Leuven.
Philip's wife, Queen Margaret of Austria, successfully negotiated aid for her brothers the Archdukes Ferdinand and Leopold of Styria, used her religious patronage to strengthen her political influence, and pressured Philip to rely less on Lerma.
The essays in this collection cover the history of the Netherlands under the reign of the Archdukes Albert and Isabella, from the Cession of the Netherlands (1598) to Albert's death in 1621.