Friedrich, Erzherzog von Österreich, geb. 1821#
b. Vienna, May 14, 1821, d. Venice (Italy), Oct. 6, 1847, 3rd son of Archduke Karl, naval commander. At the age of 14 joined the imperial navy and distinguished himself by personal bravery in the Syrian War in 1840/41. Appointed vice-admiral and supreme commander of the navy in 1844. Laid the foundations for numerous reforms and a reorganization of the Austrian navy, the structure of which was still based on the Venetian example at that time.
Literature#R. L. Dauber, Erzhzg. F. v. Oe., Admiral und Ordensritter, 1993; B. Hamann, Die Habsburger, 41993.