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In 1276 Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I took over possession of the Duchy of Austria. It would remain in his dynasty's possession till 1918. Which dynasty was it?

1. Hohenzollern
2. Hohenstaufen
3. Hapsburg (Habsburg)
4. Saxe-Coburg

 


 

 

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In 1276 Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I took over possession of the Duchy of Austria. It would remain in his dynasty's possession till 1918. Which dynasty was it?

Correct answer:
 
Hapsburg (Habsburg)

Incorrect answers:
Hohenzollern
Hohenstaufen
Saxe-Coburg

Interesting Info:
Rudolf I was the first Hapsburg to become an emperor (1273-1291) and the first to become a duke (1276-1282). He would turn over control of the duchy to his son Albert I (1282-1308). Austria would be the Hapsburg powerbase. The imperial title would become hereditary (1438) and by marriage alliances and military might they would eventually control the largest family "empire" in Europe.