Archduke vs Archduchy - What's the difference?

archduke | archduchy |

As nouns the difference between archduke and archduchy

is that archduke is the son or male-line grandson of an emperor of the austro-hungarian empire while archduchy is the territority (principality) of an archduke.

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(en noun)
  • The son or male-line grandson of an emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • World War I traditionally started with the assassination of Archduke Francis (Franz) Ferdinand.




  • The territority (principality) of an archduke
  • The archduchies''' Austria and Brabant (as well as its rival Gelre) claimed this rare, primordial vassalitic rank as the successors to the former Carolingian kingdom and first ' archduchy Lotharingia (the name later became Lorraine), which had been divided in an Upper - and a Lower dukedom within the Holy Roman Empire
  • See also

    * grand duchy