Archduke Ferdinand of Austria


Archduke Ferdinand of Austria

There have been several men titled Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, including:

*Archduke Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Joseph (1863-1914), better known as Franz Ferdinand, was Heir to the Austrian throne from 1896 until he was assassinated in 1914, sparking World War I

Others who have held the title:
*Archduke Ferdinand Karl Anton Joseph Johann Stanislaus of Austria-Este (1754-1806), fourth son and fourteenth child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa, commander of an Austrian army in the War of the Third Coalition
*Archduke Ferdinand Joseph Johann Baptist (1769-1824), second son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II, became Grand Duke Ferdinand III of Tuscany
*Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este (1781-1850), younger son of Archduke Ferdinand Karl Anton Joseph Johann Stanislaus.
*Archduke Ferdinand Karl Leopold Joseph Franz Marcelin (1793-1875), eldest son of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, became Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria upon his father's death in 1835
*Archduke Ferdinand Karl Viktor of Austria-Este (1821-1849), younger son of Duke Francis IV of Modena
*Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph (1832-1867), second son of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria and brother of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria; became Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico in 1864
*Archduke Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Joseph Johann Maria (1868-1915), younger brother of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, abandoned his dynastic rights to marry Bertha Czuber in 1909
*Archduke Ferdinand of Austria (HI & RH, 1918-2004), married to Countess Helene (1937- ), only daughter of HIllH Carl Theodor, Count zu Toerring-Jettenbach and HRH Princess Elisabeth of Greece and Denmark (a sister of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent)

*Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria (born 1997), son of Archduke Karl of Austria, grandson of Crown Prince Otto of Austria, second-in-line to the headship of the House of Habsburg


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