Ferdinand III of Habsburg
Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1608-1657)
Ferdinand III (baptised as Ferdinand Ernest; 13 July 1608 in Graz – 2 April 1657 in Vienna) was Archduke of Austria from 1621, King of Hungary from 1625, King of Croatia and Bohemia from 1627 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1637 to 1657.
|Holy Roman Emperor|
|Reign||18 November 1637 – 2 April 1657|
|Coronation||18 November 1637|
|Born||13 July 1608|
|Died||2 April 1657 (aged 48)|
|Father||Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor|
|Mother||Maria Anna of Bavaria|
Ferdinand was born in Graz and grew up in Carinthia, he is the third son of Emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg. He gotten education and training from the Jesuits. After the deaths of his brothers Karl (1603) and Johann Karl (1619), he became the successor of his father.
- ↑ Ferdinand III., der Wiederhersteller der Prager Universität. Eine hist. Skizze. na. 1835. pp. 1–.
- ↑ Vacha, Brigitte, ed. (1992). Die Habsburger. Eine europäische Familiengeschichte. Wien: Styria. p. 221. ISBN 978-3222121074.