Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria

1529 - 1595

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Ferdinand II, Archduke of Further Austria (Linz, 14 June 1529 – 24 January 1595, Innsbruck) was ruler of Further Austria and since 1564 Imperial count of Tyrol. The son of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, he was married to Philippine Welser in his first marriage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria has received more than 269,418 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria is the 2,195th most popular politician (down from 2,138th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Austria (up from 162nd in 2019) and the 48th most popular Austrian Politician.

Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria is most famous for being the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, Hungary, and Croatia.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria ranks 2,195 out of 19,576Before him are Yuan Shu, Sima Zhao, Zoran Đinđić, Eadred, Sirikit, and Lee Teng-hui. After him are Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Paul-Henri Spaak, Æthelflæd, Abaoji, Zog I of Albania, and Pehr Evind Svinhufvud.

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Among people born in 1529, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria ranks 2Before him is Giambologna. After him are Franciscus Patricius, John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony, Anna of Hesse, Taddeo Zuccari, Anthony Jenkinson, Charles II, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Raphael Holinshed. Among people deceased in 1595, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria ranks 5Before him are Murad III, Torquato Tasso, Philip Neri, and Mohammad Khodabanda. After him are Archduke Ernest of Austria, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, António, Prior of Crato, John Hawkins, Thoinot Arbeau, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and Louis Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria ranks 153 out of 1,424Before him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351), Paul Ehrenfest (1880), Helmut Marko (1943), Heinz Fischer (1938), and Walther von der Vogelweide (1170). After him are Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514), Hans Selye (1907), Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria (1842), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), Angela Hitler (1883), and Otto Weininger (1880).

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