Ferdinand, Duke of Bavaria

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Ferdinand, Duke of Bavaria Gender: M
born on 20 January 1550 Jul.Cal. (30 Jan 1550 greg.) at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Landshut, Germany, 48n33, 12e09
Timezone LMT m12e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°50' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 01°37'

Duke of Bavaria Ferdinand (Medal of the brothers Ernst, Wilhelm and Ferdinand of Wittelsbach)
photo: sailko, license gfdl


Bavarian nobility. As the second surviving son of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, and his wife Archduchess Anna of Austria, he consequently was prepared for a military career. Ferdinand is also known for the two extraordinary diaries he kept, one as fifteen-year-old boy on a journey from Munich to Florence, for his aunt's wedding, and a second journey to Florence, this time as young and experienced man of affairs. Ferdinand made a morganatic marriage with Maria Pettenbeck on 26 September 1588. The 16 children of this marriage were raised to the status of Counts and Countesses of Wartenberg. Ferdinand died on 30 January 1608 in Munich, at the age of 58.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 30 January 1608 Jul.Cal. (9 Feb 1608 greg.) (Age 58)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Kurzgefaßte Geschichte der Herzoge von Bayern von Herzog Otto dem Großen von Wittelsbach an bis auf gegenwärtige Zeiten: Mit nöthigen Beylagen" by Joseph Anton Aettenkhover (Montag, 1767), p. 96: "Ferdinandum, welcher den 19. Jenner 1550. Morgens zwischen 5. und 6. Uhr zu Landshut gebohren..."

Translation: Ferdinand was born 19 January 1550 in the morning between 5 and 6 o'clock in Landshut...


  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Diarist)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wittelsbach)