Person:Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1)

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Erzherzog Karl Ferdinand von Österreich
b.29 Jul 1818 Vienna, Wien, Austria
d.20 Nov 1874
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Name Erzherzog Karl Ferdinand von Österreich
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 29 Jul 1818 Vienna, Wien, Austria
Marriage 18 Apr 1854 to Erzherzogin Elisabeth Franziska Maria von Österreich
Death[1] 20 Nov 1874 Gross Seelowitz (Židlochovice Castle)


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Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria-Teschen (Vienna, 29 July 1818 – Gross Seelowitz (Židlochovice Castle), 20 November 1874) was the second son of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771–1847) and Princess Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg, and the maternal grandfather of King Alfonso XIII of Spain.

A son of the "hero of Aspern" he started a military career in Infantry Regiment 57 in Brno. Later he received command of a brigade in Italy and fought against the insurgents in Prague in 1848.
In 1859 he was a general in Moravia and Silesia and returned to Brno in 1860. He became a Lieutenant Field Marshal of the Austrian Army.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Wurzbach, Constantin. Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich: enthaltend die Lebenskizzen der denkwürdigen Personen, welche 1750 bis 1850 im Kaiserstaate und in Kronländer gelebt haben. (Wien: K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1856-1891), 6:388.