Information about Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria

Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (19 April 1793 - 29 June 1875)

Ferdinand I was Emperor of Austria, President of the German Confederation, King of Hungary (as Ferdinand V), and many others from the death of his father (Francis I, Emperor of Austria) on 2 March 1835, until his abdication after the Revolutions of 1848.

He married Maria Anna of Savoy, the sixth child of Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia. They had no issue.

Ferdinand was incapable of ruling his empire because of his mental deficiency, so his father, before he died, drafted a will promulgating that he consult Archduke Louis on every aspect of internal policy, and urged him to be influenced by Prince Metternich, Austria's Foreign Minister.

He abdicated on 2 December 1848. He was succeeded by his nephew, Franz Joseph. Following his abdication, he lived in Hradčany Palace, Prague, until his death in 1875.

He used the titles:

His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty Ferdinand the First, By the Grace of God

Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Bohemia, fifth by this name, King of the Lombardy and Venice, King of Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria, and Illyria;
King of Jerusalem etc.
Archduke of Austria
Grand duke of Tuscany and Cracow [from 1846];
Duke of Lorraine, Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia and Carniola, Upper and Lower Silesia, of Modena, Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, of Auschwitz and Zator, of Teschen, Friuli, Ragusa, and Zara;
Grand prince of Transylvania;
Margrave of Moravia;
Princely Count of Habsburg, Kyburg, Tyrol, Gorizia and Gradisca;
Prince of Trent and Brixen;
Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria, Count of Hohenems, Feldkirch, Bregenz, Sonnenberg, etc.
Lord of Trieste, Cattaro and over the Windic March.

Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Ferdinand I. (Emperor Ferdinand I) Flag of Austrian Empire Austrian Empire 2 March 1835 2 December 1848
Ferdinand V. (King Ferdinand V) Flag of Bohemia Bohemia 2 March 1835 2 December 1848
Ferdinand V. (King Ferdinand V) Flag of Croatia, Habsburg Kingdom of Croatia, Habsburg Kingdom of 2 March 1835 2 December 1848
Ferdinand I. (King Ferdinand I) Flag of Dalmatia, Kingdom of Dalmatia, Kingdom of 2 March 1835 2 December 1848
V. Ferdinánd (King Ferdinand V) Flag of Hungary, First Kingdom of Hungary, First Kingdom of 2 March 1835 2 December 1848
King Ferdinand I Flag of Lombardy-Venetia Lombardy-Venetia 2 March 1835 2 December 1848
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