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Albert V (1397 - 1439) was the King of Germany from 1438 until 1439, King of Hungary and Bohemia from 1438 until 1439, and Archduke of Austria from 1404 until 1439.

Albert was the son of Archduke Albert IV of the House of Habsburg. He succeeded his father in Austria in 1404, aged seven. Albert was well educated, and he took the governance of Austria in 1411. With the aid of the nobility, Albert succeeded in ridding Austria of the problems which had arisen during his minority. He assisted the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg in his campaigns against the Bohemian Hussites. In 1422 he married Sigismund's daughter and heiress Elizabeth.

Through Elizabeth, Albert succeeded Sigismund in Germany, Bohemia and Hungary in 1438. Albert managed to gain Hungary, but the Bohemians refused to recognised and gained allies in the Poles. Albert was campaigning against them when he was elected the King of Germany, a title which he does not seem to have wanted. Following the campaign in Bohemia, Albert was then involved in Hungary defending it against the Turks. He died there in the castle Langendorf on 27 October 1439 and was buried in Stuhlweissenburg.

Children with Elizabeth of BohemiaEdit

  1. Anne (1432 - 1462)
  2. Elizabeth (1438 - 1505)
  3. Wladislaus (22 February 1440 – 23 November 1457)



Preceded by:

Albert V

Succeeded by:

Sigismund King of Hungary
1438 - 1439
Wladislaus V Posthumous
Sigismund King of Bohemia
1438 - 1439
Wladislaus IV Posthumous
Sigismund King of Germany
1438 - 1439
Frederick III
Albert IV Archduke of Austria
1404 - 1439
Wladislaus Posthumous

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