The English word is recorded only since 1530, derived from Middle Latin archidux, from arch(i)- (see arch- (adj.)) + dux 'duke' .
- Poggle the Lesser was the Archduke of Geonosis, a planet from the Star Wars universe.
Famous archdukes and duchesses
- Empress Maria Theresa.
- Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria (better known as "Marie Antoinette" was a daughter of the above and wife of Louis XVI of France)
- Maria Teresa of Austria wife of Louis XIV of France. known as "Marie Thérèse".
The heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand (right) with his family. Ferdinand, along with his wife, was assassinated at Sarajevo in 1914, which sparked World War I
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