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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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
* grand duchy