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The House of Habsburg is a European Royal House in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. Like all minor civilizations, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.


  • Habsburg mounted infantry portrait.jpg Mounted Infantry: Ranged heavy cavalry that can dismount to become a Skirmisher. Good against Infantry. Benefits from promotions.
  • Habsburg line infantry portrait.jpg Line Infantry: Tactical Austrian musketeer that gains different benefits in each stance as well as from promotions.


Age Technology Cost Effect
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Congress of vienna.png Congress of Vienna 250 food
250 wood
250 coin
Gives 1 Home City shipment
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Crown lands.png Crown Lands 150 food
150 wood
Gives 20 XP for every building owned by the player
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Multinationalism.png Multinationalism 1,500 coin Ships a random amount of random European Infantry and Cavalry mercenaries
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Austro hungarian empire.png Austro-Hungarian Empire 1,000 food
1,000 coin
Radetzky March now ships Hungarian Grenadiers in addition to Magyar Hussars

Royal House ability[]

Ability radetzky march.png Radetzky March: Ships 1 additional Magyar Hussar (and 1 Hungarian Grenadier with Austro-Hungarian Empire) for every 300 seconds, up to 5 maximum. Resets upon use.


The Habsburgs were the engine driving the imperialist ambitions of much of Western Europe in the early modern era. From its humble roots in the southern reaches of the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburgs would reach its breakthrough with the ascent of Charles V to the thrones of Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. Channeling his vast of wealth and political connections accrued from the Duchy of Burgundy, Charles set the precedent of a universal monarchy, wherein a multinational congress would serve a rigid central authority figure.

Despite only partially realizing his lofty dreams in his lifetime, Charles V left a permanent imprint on the Habsburg dynasty during the centuries following his death. Under the reign of King Ferdinand on, a newly united Spain would quickly carve a vast dominion throughout most of Central and South America. Further to the east, the kingdoms of Bohemia and Hungary would fall under Habsburg persuasion. Through this solid coalition, the Habsburg Crown Lands were a bulwark against the aggressive expansionist campaigns of the Ottoman Empire, climaxing at the second Siege of Vienna in 1683. In 1713, Charles VI of the Holy Roman Empire issued the Pragmatic Sanction, an edict that reaffirmed the Habsburg territories as an indivisible nation state. The Habsburg royal family would continue to dominate European politics until the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 20th century.


  • The units are based on Austrian military.
  • The House of Habsburg is a European royal dynasty who ruled the Holy Roman Empire between 1440 and 1806, with a slight interruption between 1740 and 1765. It also ruled Spain between 1556 and 1700, when it was succeeded by the House of Bourbon. A scion of the dynasty, Maximilian I of Mexico, also reigned as Emperor of Mexico between 1864 and 1867.
  • Following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire by Napoleon, the Habsburgs ruled the Austrian Empire (Austria-Hungary from 1867) until its dissolution following its defeat in World War I in 1918.



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Civilizations in Age of Empires III
African^Ethiopians · Hausa
American***Mexicans^^ · United States
Asian**Chinese · Indians · Japanese
EuropeanBritish · Dutch · French · Germans · Italians^^^ · Maltese^^^ · Ottomans · Portuguese · Russians · Spanish · Swedes***
Native American*Aztecs · Haudenosaunee (formerly Iroquois) · Incas*** · Lakota (formerly Sioux)
Minor civilizations
African Kingdom^Akan · Berbers · Somalis · Sudanese · Yoruba
Asian Holy Site**Bhakti Temple · Jesuit Mission · Shaolin Temple · Sufi Mosque · Tengri Shrine*** · Udasi Temple · Zen Temple
European Royal House^^^House of Bourbon · House of Habsburg · House of Hanover · House of Jagiellon · House of Oldenburg · House of Phanar · House of Vasa · House of Wettin · House of Wittelsbach
Native American SettlementApache* · Carib · Cherokee · Cheyenne* · Comanche · Cree · Huron* · Klamath* · Lenape^^ · Mapuche* · Maya · Navajo* · Nootka · Quechua (formerly Incas) · Seminole · Tupi · Zapotec* (Former: Aztecs · Haudenosaunee · Lakota)
Campaign civilizations
Black Family Estate · Circle of Ossus · John Black's Mercenaries · Knights of St. John · United States
Civilizations in Historical Battles***
Barbary Pirates · Canadians^^ · Ethiopians · Moroccans^ · Somalians · Tatars · United States
* introduced in The Warchiefs   ** in The Asian Dynasties   *** in the Definitive Edition   ^ in The African Royals   ^^ in The Mexico DLC   ^^^ in Knights of the Mediterranean