Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor

1608 - 1657

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Ferdinand III (Ferdinand Ernest; 13 July 1608 in Graz – 2 April 1657 in Vienna) was from 1621 Archduke of Austria, King of Hungary from 1625, King of Croatia and Bohemia from 1627 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1637 until his death in 1657. Ferdinand ascended the throne at the beginning of the last decade of the Thirty Years' War and introduced lenient policies to depart from old ideas of divine rights under his father, as he had wished to end the war quickly. As the numerous battles had not resulted in sufficient military containment of the Protestant enemies and confronted with decaying Imperial power Ferdinand was compelled to abandon the political stances of his Habsburg predecessors in many respects in order to open the long road towards the much delayed peace treaty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor has received more than 743,859 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor is the 503rd most popular politician (down from 435th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Austria (down from 47th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Austrian Politician.

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor is most famous for being the Holy Roman Emperor from 1637-1657.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 503 out of 15,710Before him are Benjamin Netanyahu, Menkaure, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Abdulmejid II, Murad V, and Feodor I of Russia. After him are Menes, Gideon, António Guterres, Patrice Lumumba, Geronimo, and Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan.

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Among people born in 1608, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 3Before him are Evangelista Torricelli and John Milton. After him are Gaston, Duke of Orléans, Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Tukaram, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, Ivan Vyhovsky, António Vieira, Eudoxia Streshneva, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and Pieter Post. Among people deceased in 1657, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 2Before him is William Harvey. After him are Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Frans Snyders, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Kâtip Çelebi, Laura Mancini, Clara Peeters, Balthasar van der Ast, Jacob van Campen, Nicole, Duchess of Lorraine, and Andrew Bobola.

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Among people born in Austria, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor ranks 51 out of 1,075Before him are Albert II of Germany (1397), Peter Handke (1942), Anna Freud (1895), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678), and Klara Hitler (1860). After him are Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), Otto Skorzeny (1908), Emil Cioran (1911), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903).

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