Archduke Karl of Austria-Este

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Karl of Austria-Este
Prince Archbishop of Esztergom
Karl Ambrosius Austria Este Archbishop 1785 1809.jpg
Born(1785-11-02)2 November 1785
Milan, Duchy of Milan
Died(1809-09-02)2 September 1809 (aged 24)
Tata, Hungary
Full name
Karl Ambrosius Joseph Johann Baptist
HouseHouse of Austria-Este
FatherArchduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este
MotherMaria Beatrice Ricciarda d'Este

Archduke Karl Ambrosius Joseph Johann Baptist of Austria-Este (Hungarian: Habsburg–Estei Károly Ambrus főherceg; Milan, 2 November 1785 – Tata, Hungary 2 September 1809) was an Archbishop of Esztergom.


Tomb of Archduke Karl of Austria-Este, by Giuseppe Pisani.

Born His Royal Highness Archduke Karl Ambrosius of Austria-Este, the sixth son of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este (son of Maria Theresa of Austria and governor of Italy) and of his wife, Princess Maria Beatrice Ricciarda d'Este, Duchess of Massa and Princess of Carrara, Lady of Lunigiana.

He spent his youth in Monza, where his family had fled after the French invasion of the Duchy of Modena. After staying in Verona, Padua, Trieste and Ljubljana, his family moved in Wiener Neustadt.

Because of his fragility, he was intended for church life. He became Bishop of Vác in 1806 and Archbishop of Esztergom, two years later, making him Primate of Hungary.
He died one year later at the age of 24.


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