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Duchy of Styria (Steiermark)

To organize border defense, Emperor Otto I the Great created (c. 970) a system of stamps along the borders of Germany. One of them was the Karantan Mark (Latin: marchia Carantana , German: Karantanermark), formed in the territory of modern Styria. Then (976) the Duchy of Great Carantania, later Carinthia, was formed from the eastern marks.
In 1056 the Traungau dynasty took over. Under Margrave Ottokar I and his successors, extensive territories were annexed to the marque: Steyr in Upper Austria, Pitten in Lower Austria, the Graz region, the Podrava marque (Ptuj and Maribor), and the Prekmurje. As a result, the territory of the Margraviate extended from the Drava to the Danube. At the same time there was a process of expanding independence: the power of the Dukes of Carinthia over the Marquesa gradually weakened, and in 1122 it was finally eliminated. A large feudal domain was formed, which was called the Styrian Mark (Steiermark) after the ancestral town of the house of Traungau Steyr.

During the reign of the Traungau dynasty, Styria gradually strengthened its position in the international arena. Border conflicts with Hungary and Austria ended successfully for the Styrian margraves. Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa granted Ottokar IV the title of Duke (1180), thus equalizing him in rights with neighboring princes. German colonization of Styrian lands intensified, as a result of which the Slavs were completely ousted from the northern part of the principality.
Cities (Enns, Steyr, Graz) and mining developed. The social structure of Styria was characterized by the absence of a large aristocracy and the great influence of small knights-ministerials, who together with the towns constituted the main support of the ducal power in the country. Styrian ministrals enjoyed quite broad rights, forming a special privileged class.

Duke Ottokar IV had no heirs, so he concluded the Treaty of St. Georgenberg (1186) with Leopold V Babenberg, Duke of Austria, according to which after Ottokar's death Styria passed to the Babenbergs and was to be united with Austria forever. Leopold V guaranteed the preservation of the rights of the Styrian estates.

In 1192 Ottokar IV died and Leopold V became Duke of Styria. After the death of the latter, Styria became independent for a short time (1194-1198), but with the accession to the Austrian throne of the Styrian Duke Leopold VI (1198) it was finally united with Austria.

The termination of the Babenberg dynasty (1248) led to the temporary transfer of Styria first to Hungary, and from 1260 to the Czech king Přemysl II Ottokar. In 1276, Emperor Rudolf I Habsburg defeated Přemysl Ottokar and captured Styria, which he handed over to his son Albrecht I. Thus Styria became part of the Austrian hereditary possessions of the Habsburgs. In 1290th in Styria there was a revolt of nobles against the centralizing policy of Habsburgs, but it was quickly suppressed.

In 1379 the Habsburg lands were divided between the two branches of the dynasty. Styria went to the Leopoldinian line and became the center of the Duchy of Inner Austria. At the same time, the lands in the Traungau (Steyr and the lower reaches of the Ens) were separated from Styria and became part of Upper Austria.



Kreuzr=4 pfennig; Pfennig=2 heller

Alert (Albrecht) I king of Germany since 1298 (1282-1308)

Value - 80-100 USD






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