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Saint Leopold III of Austria by Pelycosaur24 Saint Leopold III of Austria by Pelycosaur24

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Saint Leopold III

Becoming Margrave in 1095 Leopold finally started making Austria important. :salute: How? By marriage policy of course! The Investiture Controversy was still going when shortly before the finishing battle Leopold changed sides and supported Henry V instead of his father Henry IV. Therefore he was allowed to marry Henrys sister Agnes. This connection to the Salian family raised to importance of the Babenberg house within the empire. Leopold was even considered a candidate for the election of the King of the Romans (römisch- deutscher König) but declined. He called himself “Princeps Terrae” which reflected the growing importance of the Austrian lands.

Leopold was regarded as a good ruler; he supported the expansions of cities like Vienna, Klosterneuburg and Krems, improving the Austrian infrastructure. He also founded the monasteries of Heiligenkreuz, Kleinmariazell and Seitenstetten thus developing the surrounding territory. All this led to him becoming a saint in 1485. :pray: In 1663 he finally replaced Coloman as the patron saint of Austria.

Leopolds wife Agnes of Waiblingen gave birth to 28 children (11 in her first marriage); however she survived most of her kids and her two husbands, eventually dying at the age of 71.

This is also the first drawing where I had firsthand clothing references! :woohoo: According to legend the golden eagle pattern of his dress later became the coat of arms of Lower Austria.

Old Paper Texture in the background by fav.me/d2n8aw8


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:iconladyblackbird13:
ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he smiling? I noticed a laugh line at the corner of his mouth! :)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Yes, he is! :D It is always hard to pull something like that of with a beard :XD:
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Wusste ich doch! Und ich als Asperger habe es bemerkt! :happybounce:
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
:clap:
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ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nein, im Ernst, das Lesen der Mimik ist wirklich schwierig, wenn man eine Verhaltensstörung hat! ^^;
Ich erkenne nur die elementaren Gesichtsausdrücke, wie lächeln, weinen, vor Wut das Gesicht verzerren wenn man schreit, lachen...diese offensichtlichen Sachen. Für mich tragen die Menschen Masken, hinter die ich nicht schauen kann. *seufz*
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Oh, ja ich verstehe, das ist dann wohl sehr schwierig :(
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hamundr24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Writer
If you don't mind my asking, I recently started studying the German language and I'm curious how it differs from Germany to Austria? I would like to focus on the Austrian version. :)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
No Problem, I am glad you ask! In both, Germany and Austria there are many different dialects. Southern German (like Bavarian) sounds very similar to Austrian, while some other accents from the far North can be hardly understood here... Same goes the other way around.

When it comes to written language it is basically the same in both countries.

However there are a few things that ill make you sound more German, and some that will make you sound more Austrian. For example saying "Ne" instead of "Nein" is typically German. Also in Germany you say "Hallo" and "Tschüss" Whereas in Austria "Grüß Gott" and "Auf Wiedersehen" (formal) or "Servus" (informal) is more common. Also in Germany for "walk" you use "laufen" more often and in Austria "gehen".  Or some phrases are "typically" German.

Furthermore there are a few words which are different. (although the "german" Version will most likely be understand in Austria as well)

Also how you pronounce something Plays a great role, for example Ch in words like China or Chemie. Germans will pronounce it like "Sch" so China would Sound like "Schina" Austrians pronounce it more like "K" so it would sound like "Kina".

Thats it for the start ;)
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hamundr24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you very much for your informative response! It is quite interesting! I wonder why Austria uses Servus; that sounds almost like a Latin word. Maybe something historical? Also, how does Austrian usually pronounce R? I know German has essentially three ways of pronouncing it: rolled on the tongue, rolled/swallowed in the throat, and unvoiced "uh" sound as in England. Does Austria prefer any of these? Thanks again for your help, perhaps I can find a book about this sometime. :D
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
No Problem! If you want to know anything specific, just ask! Servus actually is a latin word - it means slave or servant and was historically used in the sense of "at your service" :)

Hm... on that matter I cant really say anything, I have not noticed any differences regarding the "R"
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hamundr24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Writer
Ah ok, that makes sense. And, that's good about the R; I actually like the German pronunciation of R. I had thought of something else to ask you about the language but sadly I forgot! If I remember I'll be sure to ask. Thanks again for all your information, Austria is fascinating, I'd love to visit someday. :)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I am glad I could help! :) I hope you will be able to visit some day!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Wunderschön, hast du das selber so hinbekommen??
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Danke :D

wie meinst du das :?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Hast du alles selbst erstellt in dem Bild?^^
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Achso :D ja. die Zeichnung selbst hab ich mit einem Stift am Touchscreen in Gimp gezeichnet, das Ornament im Hintergrund wurde mit Tusche auf Papier gezeichnet und gescannt (ist eigentlich ein "Abfallprodukt" eines älteren Projekts in der Schule) und das ganze zusammengefügt (inklusive Schrift) hab ich in PowerPoint ;)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Aber wirklich toll^^ Machst du auch Andreas Hofer mal?

Ich weiß zwar, dass er gegen die Bayern gekämpft hat, aber damals waren die Bayern die Speichellecker der Franzosen,
also war das für mich absolut in Ordnung :)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
und bevor ich es noch vergesse

Vielen Dank für das fav :bow:
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Andreas Hofer... hm... vielleicht mach ich mal eine Serie über die Napoleonischen Kriege, da kommt er dann sicher vor, aber ich merks mir mal ;)

Ja, ja die Franzosen, Königreich Bayern klang auch zu verlockend :XD:
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Haha ja im Heiligen Römischen Reich war Bayern ja niemals bei den Kurfürsten dabei,
aber dann war es zumindest die 3. stärkste Kraft innerhalb Deutschlands nach Napoleon.

Sehr schön, ich fand die Geschichte von Andreas Hofer schon immer genial. Ich hab mal ein Buch
übern Brandner Kaspar gelesen, ein älteres das spielt direkt in der Zeit und da beklagen
Bayern und Tiroler auch, wieso deutsche Brüder gegeneinander kämpfen müssen,
wegen den Franzosen XD
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Jaja, Napoleon dieser Unruhestifter - ich mag ihn wirklich nicht... (darum freut es mich wenn er eins auf den Deckel bekommt)
Aber Andreas Hofer ist super :XD: Ich hab ein altes Geschichtebuch aus dem Jahr 1908 wo jedes Kapitel noch von Gedichten begleitet wird - und das von Andreas Hofer fand ich immer lustig.

Sag kennst du den Film "1810 - Für eine Handvoll Kaspressknödel"
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Haha, genial^^
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Danke ;)
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Noch was, hast du die ganzen Adler einzeln gezeichnet???
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
nein ;) dafür gibt es patterns - ich hab einen extra gezeichnet, dann ein Muster draus gemacht, und das ganze damit angefüllt - sieht wesentlich besser aus als die alte Version, nicht wahr :XD:
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Ach, ja, die alte Version -- auf jeden fall! Und--- warst du mittlerweile im Museum? (also in Klosterneuburg mein ich)
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Ich hab sein Grab besucht :woohoo: (aber im eigentlichen Museum war ich immer noch nicht)...
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Warum nicht??? Ist das nicht gleich nebenan
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Schon, aber wir mussten zurück zur Uni und wir hatten nur Zeit für 1 Führung... Und da hab ich mich natürlich für Leopold entschieden. (ein Babenbergergrab gesehen... 11 fehlen noch)
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MartyTheRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Bitte
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