Gregory Brown
513 Agnes Arnold Hall
Department of Philosophy
University of Houston
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Ferdinand II.

Archduke of Austria
King of Bohemia (1617-1619, 1620-1627)
King of Hungary (1618-1625)
Holy Roman Emperor (1619-1637)

born July 9, 1578, Graz, Styria [now in Austria]
died Feb. 15, 1637, Vienna

Holy Roman emperor (1619–37), archduke of Austria, king of Bohemia (1617–19, 1620–27), and king of Hungary (1618–25). He was the leading champion of the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation and of absolutist rule during the Thirty Years' War.

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