Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria
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|Kaiserliche und königliche Hoheit
Erzherzog Rainer Ferdinand von Österreich
|3rd Chairman of the Austrian Ministers' Conference|
4 February 1861 – 26 June 1865
|Monarch||Francis Joseph I|
|Preceded by||Johann Bernhard Graf von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Graf von Mensdorff-Pouilly|
11 January 1827|
Milan, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire
|Died||27 January 1913
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria-Hungary
|Spouse(s)||Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria|
|Parents||Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria
Princess Elisabeth of Savoy
Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria (Rainer Ferdinand Maria Johann Evangelist Franz Ignaz; 11 January 1827, Milan – 27 January 1913, Vienna) was an Austrian prime minister. He was a son of Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria and Princess Elisabeth of Savoy.
In 1852, he married his cousin Archduchess Maria Carolina of Austria (1825-1915), daughter of Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen. The marriage was a very happy one, and the couple was probably the most popular amongst the Habsburg family. The marriage remained childless.
Rainer was also a general in the Imperial Army, and very interested in art and science, in particular the emerging Papyrology. He donated his Fayum collection in 1899 to the Austrian National Library.
Johann Bernhard von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen
|Minister-President of Austria
4 February 1861 - 26 June 1865
Alexander von Mensdorff-Pouilly
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