Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
|born on||10 March 1503 Jul.Cal. (20 Mar 1503 greg.) at 21:50 (= 9:50 PM )|
|Place||Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 40n29, 3w22|
|Timezone||LMT m3w22 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||29°04' 07°29 Asc. 13°07'|
Holy Roman Emperor from 1558, king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526, and king of Croatia from 1527 until his death. Before his accession, he ruled the Austrian hereditary lands of the Habsburgs in the name of his elder brother, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
The key events during his reign were the contest with the Ottoman Empire, whose great advance into Central Europe began in the 1520s, and the Protestant Reformation, which resulted in several wars of religion.
On 25 May 1521 in Linz, Austria, Ferdinand married Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503–1547). They had fifteen children, all but two of whom reached adulthood.
Ferdinand's motto was Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus: "Let justice be done, though the world perish".
He died 25 July 1564.
- parent->child relationship with Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (born 14 June 1529 Jul.Cal. (24 June 1529 greg.))
- parent->child relationship with Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (born 1 August 1527 Jul.Cal. (11 Aug 1527 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (born 24 February 1500 Jul.Cal. (5 Mar 1500 greg.))
Taeger quotes Lescaut quoting a privet archive
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