Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria

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Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria
Ferdinand Karl Austria 1868 1915 photo1901.jpg
Spouse Bertha Czuber
Father Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
Mother Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1868-12-27)27 December 1868
Died 12 March 1915(1915-03-12) (aged 46)
Ferdinand Karl and his wife Bertha Czuber (1910)

Ferdinand Karl of Austria (given names: Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Johann Maria; Vienna, 27 December 1868 – Munich, 12 March 1915)

He was the third son of Archduke Archduke Charles Louis of Austria and Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, who was murdered in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, an event leading to World War I, was his elder brother.

He was a Major-General in the Austrian Army

As his brother, he concluded in 1909 a Morganatic marriage with Bertha Czuber (1879–1979), daughter of Emanuel Czuber. They had no children.

In 1911 he was expelled from the house of Habsburg by Emperor Franz Joseph. Hereafter, Ferdinand named himself Ferdinand Burg and lived in Tyrol.

By then Ferdinand Karl was affected by tuberculosis, of which he died in 1915.



  1. ^ "Latest intelligence - The German Emperor" The Times (London). Monday, 25 November 1901. (36621), p. 6.