Person:Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (1)

Erzherzog Karl Ferdinand von Österreich
b.29 Jul 1818 Vienna, Wien, Austria
d.20 Nov 1874
Facts and Events
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)
Reference Number? Q447448?

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Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria (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 his 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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)