Friedrich Maria Albrecht Wilhelm Karl Archduke
Duke of Teschen
(04.06.1856 - 30.12.1936)
place of birth: Groß Seelowitz
(Zidlochovice, Czech Republic)
Archduke Friedrich was the Commander in Chief of the
Hungarian Armed Forces during the First World War. He was the son of
Archduke Karl Ferdinand and his wife Elisabeth Franziska. Friedrich was
later married to Princes Isabella of Croy, with whom he had eights
daughters and one son. Emperor Franz Josef I made Friedrich commander of
the Austro- Hungarian military forces in July of 1914 in order to keep
him from interfering with Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf.
In December 1914, he was promoted to Field Marshal. He kept the post of
supreme commander until Emperor Karl I replaced him in February 1917.
The Archduke died Ungarisch-Altenburg (Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary) in