Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

1503 - 1564

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Ferdinand I (10 March 1503 – 25 July 1564) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1556, King of Bohemia, Hungary, and Croatia from 1526, and Archduke of Austria from 1521 until his death in 1564. Before his accession as emperor, he ruled the Austrian hereditary lands of the House of Habsburg in the name of his elder brother, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Also, he often served as Charles' representative in the Holy Roman Empire and developed encouraging relationships with German princes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 2,196,678 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor is the 172nd most popular politician (down from 146th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Spain (up from 19th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Politician.

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, was most famous for his role in the Thirty Years War. Ferdinand I was Holy Roman Emperor from 1558-1619. He was also King of Hungary and Bohemia.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 172 out of 19,576Before him are Vespasian, Claudius, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lech Wałęsa, and Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are George W. Bush, Salvador Allende, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Lee Kuan Yew, Osman II, and Louis Philippe I.

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Among people born in 1503, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is Nostradamus. After him are Bronzino, Isabella of Portugal, Parmigianino, Christian III of Denmark, Henry II of Navarre, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Gerolama Orsini, and Robert Estienne. Among people deceased in 1564, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 3Before him are Michelangelo, and John Calvin. After him are Andreas Vesalius, Matrakçı Nasuh, Pierre Belon, Rani Durgavati, Sabina of Bavaria, Charles Estienne, Giovanni da Udine, Theodore Bibliander, and Martim Afonso de Sousa.

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Among people born in Spain, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 18 out of 3,355Before him are Hernán Cortés (1485), Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Isabella I of Castile (1451), and Ignatius of Loyola (1491). After him are Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joanna of Castile (1479), Joan Miró (1893), Ibn Arabi (1165), Charles II of Spain (1661), and Maimonides (1138).


Among politicians born in Spain, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 7Before him are Francisco Franco (1892), Trajan (53), Philip II of Spain (1527), Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), and Isabella I of Castile (1451). After him are Joanna of Castile (1479), Charles II of Spain (1661), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip III of Spain (1578), and Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886).