Archduke Albert (1559-1621)

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Albert and his wife Isabella

Archduke Albert Ernst of Austria (15 November 155913 July 1621) was appointed for the Spanish monarchy as Governor of the Low Countries in 1595, and from 1598 became joint sovereign of the Seventeen Provinces with his wife, the Isabella Clara Eugenia, daughter of Philip II of Spain, whom he married on 18 April 1599.

Albrecht VII was the son of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and the Infanta Maria of Spain, daughter of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Rubens was appointed their court painter in 1609.


Preceded by:
Pedro Henriquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes
Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands Succeeded by:
Infanta Isabella of Spain

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