Ferdinand I [1793-1875] -- Emperor of Austria
a/k/aAustria (1835-1848), Emperor
Bohemia (1835-1848), King
Croatia (1835-1848), King
Hungary (1835-1848), King
Lombardy-Venetia (1835-1848), King
Ferdinand I (19 April 1793 – 29 June 1875) was Emperor of Austria, President of the German Confederation, King of Hungary and Bohemia (as Ferdinand V), as well as associated dominions from the death of his father (Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor) 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.
- Father: ¤Franz II [1768-1835] Holy Roman Emperor
- Nephew: ¤Franz Joseph I [1830-1916] Emperor of Austria, Golden Fleece