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Equestrian statue by A. D. von Fernkorn (1860) on the Heldenplatz in Vienna.

Karl, Archduke of Austria, 1771-1847, Duke of Teschen,  brother of Emperor Franz II (I).

1796-1800 commander of the Austrian armies in Southern Germany and Switzerland, 1801 president of the Supreme War Council and important reformer of the imperial army (abolition of lifelong military service)

Generalissimo in the war of 1809, victory over Napoleon in the battle of Aspern on May 21/22, 1809, but defeated in the battle of Wagram on July 5/6, 1809.