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This important European ruling family was first known in the middle of the 10th century in the Aargau and upper Alsace. Bishop Werner of Straßburg built the Habichtsburg near Brugg in the Aargau in 1029. Before 1135, the Habsburgs obtained the governorship of Lucerne, and in 1173 of Säckingen and Waldshut. In 1264, Count Rudolph I (d. 1291), from the Hohenstaufen entourage, obtained the inheritance of the Counts of Kyburg in the Thurgau along with Freiburg in Üchtland (Fribourg). Because of his election as Roman-German king (1273), Rudolph…

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Baum, Wilhelm, “Habsburgs”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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