Maximilian III. der Deutschmeister, Erzherzog#
b. Wiener Neustadt(Lower Austria), Oct. 12, 1558, d. Vienna, Nov. 2, 1618, Archduke of Austria, son of Maximilian II. From 1585/90 Grand Master of the Teutonic Order (seat at Mergentheim), was elected King of Poland by a minority in 1587 and renounced his title in 1598. 1593 to 1595 governor of Inner Austria, 1602 to 1618 regent of Tyrol. M. supported Ferdinand II´s succession and donated the Austrian archducal crown Erzherzogshut in 1616 to Klosterneuburg. His grave is located in St. Jakob's Cathedral in Innsbruck.
Literature#H. Noflatscher, Glaube, Reich und Dynastie, M. der Deutschmeister, 1987.