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Habe die Ehre!

:bulletred:Welcome to Austrian History!:bulletred:

This is a group for everyone with an interest in the History of Austria from Prehistory up to the First World War, as well as Famous Austrians, the Austrian Empire and the K. u. K. Culture.

:bulletred: Rules!

My Favorite Historical Person of all time by Pelycosaur24

:bulletred: Everyone is welcome to join and contribute art related to the subject
:bulletred: Every form of media is accepted
:bulletred: We accept Art related to Austria itself or countries under Austrian government. Art related to Austrian rulers (Dukes, Archdukes, Emperors...). And famous Austrians (e.g. Sigmund Freud)
:bulletred: Also people who were born in modern day Austria (e.g. Mozart), or in a country that was Austria at the time they were born (e.g. Gregor Mendel).
:bulletred: Please notice that it is up to the First World War, so make sure your art does not pass 1918.
:bulletred: Mature contend is allowed as long as it has a filter. (However I have to review everything that’s submitted anyway, so if it is too inappropriate I simply won’t admit it)
:bulletred: Please make sure you contribute to the correct folder.

What goes into each Folder:

:bulletblack: Prehistory - everything from Dinosaurs to the Stoneage, either Finds from Austria or Objects in Austrian Museums

:bulletblack: Antiquity - everything related to the Romans and Celts in Austria

:bulletblack: Medieval Austria - Babenbergs and early Habsburgs, as well as Photography of medieval buildings (roughly 9th - 14th century)

:bulletblack: Renaissance - everything related to the 15th and 16th century

:bulletblack: WWI - Everything related to the first world War (1914-1918)

:bulletblack: Imperial Vienna - Photography of buildings from the k. u. k. Era in Vienna

:bulletblack: Flags and Maps - (for now this also includes Heraldry)

:bulletblack: Hetalia - Please submit only art to this folder if it is actually connected to History or Historical Figures

:bulletblack: Alternate History - Flags, Maps and Stories from Alternate Timelines as well as OCs that relate to Austrian History!

:bulletblack: If your Art does not fit into any of the Folders, simply contribute to featured (or ask me)!

If you have any questions please contact me!

Enjoy your stay! :)

Gallery Folders

[History of Austria] Elisabeth Christine by HistoryGold777
[History of Austria] Maria Theresia #4 by HistoryGold777
Arpeggione Sonata by PepperMoonFlakes
Sophies Wings by Bezsoba
Inktober Day 23: Ancient by Manda-Tee93

Mature Content

Inktober 2019 | Day 23 - Ancient by OscarK9
The Iceman by JurassicWho

Mature Content

23. Ancient (Inktober 2019) by Tabascofanatikerin

Mature Content

Sophie as Godess Victoria by Bezsoba
Marcomanni tribesman by AMELIANVS
Germanic tribes around 50 AD by JonasGraf
Christian Expansion by Arminius1871
Medieval Austria
Skinsuit Knight Sophie by Bezsoba
Hohenwerfen painting by Arminius1871
Duchy of Austria by Morgan1501
Arms of Styria by Undevicesimus
The Last Knight by Neo-Castilian35
Archduke Ferdinand I by Neo-Castilian35
Returning from Battle by Neo-Castilian35
Maximilian II by Neo-Castilian35
17th 18th Century
[History of Austria] Maria Theresia #3 by HistoryGold777
[House of Habsburg] Maria Theresia #1 by HistoryGold777
[History of Austria] Romance by HistoryGold777
[House of Habsburg] Maria Theresia #2 by HistoryGold777
Austrian Empire 1804 - 1867
[History of Austria] Love by HistoryGold777
Kronprinz by AiraLibertas
Princess Luise of Eggenberg by AlexVanArsdale
History Challenge 11 - a pizza with Emilia Plater by MoonyMina
Austria-Hungary 1867 - 1918
Shinobi, in service of the Rising Sun! by Bezsoba
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand - 1914 by tigerfaceswe
[History of Austria-Hungary] Sissi by HistoryGold777
The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand 1 - Page 39 by centrifugalstories
The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand 1 - Page 40 by centrifugalstories
Viribus Unitis Navy promotion poster by Bezsoba
A story of a WW1 Hungarian soldier by R7artist
Austro-hungarian soldier 1916 WW1 by Gozac1198
Alternate History
Beach Party Sophie: booty with waterguns by Bezsoba
The Man in the High Castle x 1984 by D-Okhapkin
Map of the Europe after WWI (remastered) by mynameisyourbatya
[Comission] Kaiserreich:Legasy of the Weltkrieg by mynameisyourbatya
Imperial Vienna
Otto Wagner by BillyAustria
Flags and Maps
Military fronts map 1914-1918 by mynameisyourbatya
Nyo!Austria (Hetalia) by hanakoofthejungle
Lombardy Venetia Stamp by TheFlagandAnthemGuy
View from Hohenwerfen by Arminius1871
The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand 1 - Page 38 by centrifugalstories
Maria Teresa Walburga Amalia Cristina di Asburgo by lyllats
Contest Folder
Austrian Soldiers by KahoriFutunaka









Today I wanted to share with you this Trailer for an upcoming German/Austrian/Italian movie about Ötzi the Iceman.
The movie is going to be a revenge-Thriller where the main character Kelab (Ötzi) sets out to find the murderes of his family but ends up being the hunted one instead.

The movie was shot on location in South Tyrol and stars Jürgen Vogel. Now what is interesting is that the dialouge of the movie will be entirely in extinct Rhaetian - a reconstructed ancient alpine language.

What do you think? I for one can't wait to see this movie!

Today is the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa, one of the most famous Habsburg rulers and the only female one at that. While she is often referred to as "Empress of Austria" in pop culture this is actually incorrect, since the title "emperor of Austria" did not exist before 1804. Rather Maria Theresa was Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia and bore the title of roman Empress when her husband Franz Stefan was crowned Emperor in 1745.
At first her rule was less than secure. Her father - Emperor Karl VI - had decreed in 1713 that in case he should die without a male heir all of his territories should be handed over to his daughters - undivided. Sure enough in 1740 he died without a male heir and the 23 year old Maria Theresa took his place. Despite her late fathers ambitions she was not accepted by a lot of contemporary monarchs and the following "War of the Austrian Succession" involved most European Countries. As it ended 8 years later Maria Theresa had managed to cement her position as Archduchess, however she had also lost Silesia to the Prussians, which she was not able to regain in the subsequent Seven-Years War.
Maria Theresia. Gemlde von M. v by Pelycosaur24

During her rule Maria Theresa established a lot of reforms in the spirit of the Enlightenment. 1749 she started with reforming administration and introduced among others the "Staatskanzlei" (State registry). Her reforms also included the military and lead to the creation of the Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt which still exists today and is as such one of the oldest Military Academies in the world.
A second - still existing - school that traces its roots back to Maria Theresa is the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna which was established in 1754 as the "Oriental Academy" to train diplomats and representatives of the Habsburg Monarchy.

Furthermore Maria Theresa tried to improve the situation of farmers by reducing serfdom and a reform of the education system lead to the introduction of elementary schools which became mandatory for everyone. Reforms like the abolishment of torture also reflect the spirit of the enlightenment. All of this lead to modernization across the monarchy. Despite this Maria Theresa was not all that popular with her people while she lived and a certain idealization only followed with later generations.

Apart from all this she is probably most famous for her family relations. Her marriage policy had brought her the nickname the "mother in law of Europe" and with 16 children she had a lot of material to work with - ironically she had married her own husband out of love and only wore black after his death. Her most famous child was of course the ill-fated Marie Antoinette of France.
There are several movies about her live (from 1951 and 1980) and a new one was filmed in 2016 for her 300th birthday (the premier was last week and I missed it ^^; ... but they play it again today).

As the mother of Marie Antoinette she was also featured in several movies about her daughter including the Anime "Lady Oscar".
300-jahre-maria-theresia---kaiserin-regiert-den-tv by Pelycosaur24
So anyway, happy Birthday! :party:
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Severusiana Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
So interesting, I love story 
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am glad you found this group!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure!, why not
GeorgeFah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Thank you. More coming in the future.
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Now you can submit everything yourself :D
matritum Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for invitation. I accept. Greetings from Madrid.
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome! Welcome to the group! :)
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Here is a group you could affiliate with.

Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the suggestion :D
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