Ferdinand I, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
- July 27
) ruled as emperor 1556-1564 after the abdication of his brother, Charles V
, having previously been Archduke of Austria
Ferdinand I, one of the Hapsburg emperors, was born in Madrid, the son of Philip von Hapsburg (1478-1506) and his wife Juana of Castile (1479-1555).
Signed a peace tready with Suleiman the Magnificent in 1533, splitting Hungary between the Hapsburgs and John Zápolya, prince of Transylvania.
On May 25, 1521 in Linz, Austria, he married Anne of Bohemia (1503-1547), daughter of King Ladislaus V of Hungary and his wife Anne de Foix.
Their children included:
- Maximilian II (1527-1576)
- Marie (1531-1581)
- Johanna (1547-1578)
- Anna (1528-~1590)
- Karl II (1540-1590)
He died in Vienna
Names in other languages: German/Czech/Slovak: Ferdinand I., Hungarian: I. Ferdinánd