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Leopold V, Archduke of Austria

Leopold V, Archduke of Austria
Engraving of Leopold V, Archduke of Austria

Leopold V, Archduke of Further Austria (October 9, 1586 in Graz – September 13, 1632 in Schwaz, Tirol) was the son of Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and the younger brother of Emperor Ferdinand II, father of Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Further Austria. He was Bishop of Passau and of Strasbourg, until he resigned to get married, and Archduke of Further Austria including Tirol.

He was invested as bishop in 1598, as a child, even though he had not been ordained as a priest and became Bishop of Strasbourg in 1607, a post which he held until 1626. From 1609 onwards he fought with his mercenaries in the War of the Jülich succession against Maximilian III, Archduke of Further Austria in Tirol, and 1611 for Rudolf II in Bohemia. In 1614, he financed the construction of the Church of the Jesuit College of Molsheim, inside of which his coat of arms is since prominently displayed.

Thaler of Leopold, 1632.

In 1619 upon the death

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