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Archduke of Inner Austria Charles II. von Austria

Male 1540 - 1590  (50 years)

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  • Name Charles II. von Austria 
    Title Archduke of Inner Austria 
    Born 1540 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1590 
    • Charles II. (Karl II. von Steiermark, Inner Österreich) born in Vienna June 3, 1540 – July 10, 1590 in Graz, was an Archduke of Austria and ruler of Inner Austria (Styria, Carniola and Carinthia) from the House of Habsburg from 1564. He was the third son of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary (1503–1547), daughter of King Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary and his wife Anne de Foix. Unlike his brother Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles was a religious Catholic and promoted the Counterreformation, e.g. by inviting the Jesuits to his realm. However, in 1572, he had to make significant concessions to the Inner Austrian Estates in the Religious Pacifications of Graz, and 1576 and the Libellum of Bruck. In practice, this resulted in tolerance towards Protestantism. As the Inner Austrian line had to bear the major burden of the wars against the Turks, the fortress of Karlstadt / Karlovac in Croatia was founded.

    Person ID I3457  Skeel-Kannegaard
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 

    Father Ferdinand I. Holy Roman Emperor, (King of Böhmen-Hungary),   b. 1503,   d. 1564  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Anna von Böhmen-Hungary,   b. 1503,   d. 1547  (Age 44 years) 
    Family ID F1649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Anna von Bayern,   b. 1551,   d. 1608  (Age 57 years) 
    +1. Anne von Austria,   b. 1573,   d. 1598  (Age 25 years)
    +2. Ferdinand II. Holy Roman Emperor, King of Böhmen,   b. 1578,   d. 1637  (Age 59 years)
    +3. Margarete von Austria, (Margarita),   b. 1584,   d. 1611  (Age 27 years)
    +4. Leopold V. von Austria,   b. 1586,   d. 1632  (Age 46 years)
    +5. Constance von Austria,   b. 1588,   d. 1631  (Age 43 years)
     6. Maria Magdalena von Austria,   b. 07 Oct 1589,   d. 01 Nov 1631  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F1650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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