The progenitor of the House of Habsburg may have been Guntram the Rich, a count in the Breisgau who lived in the th century, and forewith farther back as the early medieval Adalrich, Duke of Alsace, father of the Etichonids from which Habsburg derives His grandson Radbot, Count of Habsburg founded the Habsburg Castle, after which the Habsburgs are named. House of Habsburg European dynasty Britannica As the German princes had not cared to give Rudolf adequate support against Otakar, he did not feel bound to them and set out to acquire Before explaining what the Habsburgs owed dynastically to Maximilian, mention can be made of a physical peculiarity characteristic of the House of Habsburg from Habsburg Monarchy The Habsburg Monarchy German Habsburgermonarchie also Habsburg Empire, Austrian Monarchy or Danube Monarchy is an unofficial umbrella term among historians for the countries and provinces that were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg between and and then by the successor branch of Habsburg Lorraine until . Royalty The Habsburgs Movies About the Habsburgs These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences Fall of Eagles.In the late th century, three ruling houses dominated Europe the Hapsburgs of Austria Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia, and Hohenzollerns of Germany. The Habsburg dynasty in the Czech lands and the Austrian Czech History during the Habsburg Dynasty From Ferdinand I of Habsburg and Rudolf II to Marie Therese and Josef II. The Habsburgs were monarchs who were physically deformed A gallery of the Habsburgs, one of the most powerful monarchies to control Europe for almost years Through constant inbreeding, the Habsburgs displayed Habsburgs Die Welt der Habsburger All the members of the Habsburg dynasty Read biographical notes and explore the historical context. The Habsburg Jaw And The Cost Of Royal Inbreeding Their rule in Spain may have officially begun in , but the Habsburgs, originally of German and Austrian extraction, had been controlling various regions of Europe since the th century. The End of a Dynasty How Inbreeding Doomed the House of The Royal House of Habsburg, one of the most powerful dynasties of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, reigned over much of Europe for centuries. The double headed eagle the omnipresent emblem of the As lords of the air , eagles were always taken as a favourite identification symbol for rulers But an eagle with two heads In the lands of the former Habsburg Monarchy, the double headed eagle is the quintessential emblem of Habsburg dominion.