m. 17 Sep 1815
Facts and Events
He was born in Vienna as the son of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771–1847) and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg (1797–1829). He was a grandson of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747–1792) and nephew of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768–1835).
Archduke Wilhelm of Austria died unmarried and without issue on July 29, 1894 in Weikersdorf after falling from a horse. He had been riding in Baden when his horse was frightened by an "electric car." The horse bolted, and the Archduke was thrown. One of his feet remained stuck in the stirrup, and he was dragged more than 100 yards. He died without regaining consciousness. His death was attributed to a concussion on the brain. The archduke was 67-years-old.