Babenberg

Babenberg was a noble dynasty of Austrian margraves and dukes. Originally from Bamberg in the Duchy of Franconia (present-day Bavaria), the Babenbergs ruled the imperial Margraviate of Austria from its creation in 976 AD until its elevation to a duchy in 1156, and from then until the extinction of the line in 1246, whereafter they were succeeded by the House of Habsburg.

House of Babenberg
CountryMargraviate of Austria
Duchy of Austria
Duchy of Styria
Duchy of Bavaria
Foundedc. 962
FounderLeopold I
Final rulerFrederick II
TitlesCount, Margrave, Duke
Dissolution1246

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