A war over the succession to the Austrian throne took place from 1740 and 1748. During this war, Haytham Kenway assassinated an Austrian prince to protect the interests of the Templars, and later aided the British Army under Edward Braddock's command at Bergen op Zoom.
The Assassin Arno Dorian was of mixed French and Austrian descent. During the French Revolution, Austria sided with King Louis XVI of France and sent spies to Paris to retrieve information on its defenses. Led by the Comte de Gambais and the Vicomte de Gambais, the spy ring was eventually eradicated on 2 September 1792 by Arno and the Assassins, and the map of the defenses never reached the Austrians.