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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

was the Spanish Hapsburg dynasty based in Austria?


or where? why called the Spanish -Hapsburg if based in Vienna, Austria?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Once Philip II ascended the Spanish throne, the Habsburgs split into two branches - the Austrian (or German) branch, and the Spanish branch.

    The Spanish Habsburgs were based in Castile.  Their capital city at first was Valladolid, then moved later to Madrid.

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    • skeptik
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      They interbred a LOT.  So, far more than being "Spanish" or "German" they were "Habsburg."

      If you're asking about where the Spanish branch originated - a Habsburg son who grew up in what is now Belgium married the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.  Eventually becoming king himself.

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  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Read about Habsburg Spain at the link below.

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