Saturday, 14 July 2018

390) Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

Ferdinand I (1503 - 1564). Holy Roman Emperor. Son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile. Father of Joanna of Austria, Magdalena of Austria and Catherine of Austria. Husband of Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. His siblings were were Mary of Hungary, Charles V, Isabella of Austria, Catherine of Austria.

- "Benché di carattere allegro e modesto, Ferdinando aveva anche una sua vena collerica, tipica delle persone rosse di capelli come lui..." [Although of cheerful and modest disposition, Ferdinand also had got a choleric streak, typical of red-haired people like him...]
From the book by Edward Crankshaw Asburgo, una dinastia, 1974 (The Habsburgs, Portrait of a Dinasty, 1971)


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