Austria up until 1815

  • Period: Jan 1, 700 to Dec 31, 799

    Austria is under the rule of Charlemagne the King of the Franks

  • Period: Jan 1, 900 to Dec 31, 999

    The Hungarian Magyars overrun Austria

  • Dec 5, 955

    Austria is placed under German rule as Otto I defeats the Magyars

  • Dec 5, 976

    Austria is given to the Babenberg family by Otto II

  • Dec 5, 1242

    The last Babenberg duke died without a male heir allowing King Ottokar of Bohemia to gain control of the Austrian lands

  • Dec 5, 1278

    Austria is part of Holy Roman Empire after Rudolf I of the Hapsburg family defeats King Ottokar

  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    The Ottoman Empire invade sAustria

  • Dec 5, 1556

    Ferdinand I, brother of King Charles and living in Vienna, was declared ruler of Austria thus extending the Habsburg control and territories while King Charles' son, Phillip II, was given the remaining Spanish holdings

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    The Ottomans are defeated and driven out of the Austrian region

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    The Thirty Years' War

    Habsburgs declared Roman Catholicism as the official Austrian religion in The Peace of Westphalia
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    Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, rules

  • Turk forces attacked Vienna, resulting in Hungary eventually being returned to Austrian control

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    The War of Spanish Succession

    Austria wins Belgium and Spain's lands in Italy
  • At Austerlitz, Napoleon defeated the Austrian forces