Ferdinand Karl
* 17. May 1628, † 30. Dec 1662

Archduke of Austria-Tyrol

The regency of Ferdinand Karl as sovereign prince of Tyrol is generally seen in a very critical light: he is described as a ruthless overlord, who in pursuit of his absolutist politics brutally eliminated any resistance. His Innsbruck Court was riddled with favouritism and notorious for its extravagance. Ferdinand Karl died without male issue, and the regency in Tyrol passed to his brother Sigismund Franz.

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