Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

1578 - 1637

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Ferdinand II (9 July 1578 – 15 February 1637), a member of the House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor (1619–1637), King of Bohemia (1617–1619, 1620–1637), and King of Hungary and Croatia (1618–1637). He was the son of Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and Maria of Bavaria. His parents were devout Catholics, and, in 1590, they sent him to study at the Jesuits' college in Ingolstadt, because they wanted to isolate him from the Lutheran nobles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 920,310 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor is the 249th most popular politician (up from 274th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Austria (up from 29th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Austrian Politician.

Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor is most famous for being the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 249 out of 15,710Before him are Louis XII of France, Alexander III of Russia, Paul I of Russia, Godfrey of Bouillon, Mehmed VI, and Charles VII of France. After him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, Georges Danton, Edward III of England, Edward I of England, and Oleg of Novgorod.

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Among people born in 1578, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are William Harvey, Philip III of Spain, François Ravaillac, Adam Elsheimer, Francesco Albani, John Webster, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg, Fede Galizia, Ahmed Mohammed al-Maqqari, and Benedetto Castelli. Among people deceased in 1637, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 1After him are Ben Jonson, Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Christina of Lorraine, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Robert Fludd, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Isaac Beeckman, Péter Pázmány, Pierre Vernier, and Lorenzo Ruiz.

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Among people born in Austria, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 26 out of 1,075Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Charles I of Austria (1887), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791). After him are Romy Schneider (1938), Egon Schiele (1890), Johann Strauss I (1804), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), and Ferdinand I of Austria (1793).

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