Today in History - February 15th. 1637 - Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II of Austria

On July 9th. 1578, Ferdinand II was born in Graz (Austria).

Emperor Ferdinand II
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His parents were Charles II, Archduke of Austria and Maria Anna of Bavaria.

Ferdinand II married twice.

The first time he chose Maria Anna of Bavaria. This was not his mother but the
daughter of William V, Duke of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine.

Maria Anna of Bavaria
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They had 7 children.

Secondly Ferdinand II married Eleonore of Gonzaga. 
She was the daughter of Vincenzo I and Eleonora de' Medici.

Eleonore Gonzaga
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Ferdinand II died on February 15th. 1637 in Vienna (Austria).

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