Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans

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Ferdinand before he was king, by Jan van den Hoecke (1634/5)

Ferdinand IV (8 September 1633 – 9 July 1654) was born in Vienna, the eldest son of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, and his first wife, María Ana of Spain. He was made King of Bohemia in 1646 and King of Hungary in 1647, the latter coronation taking place on June 16 in Pressburg. He was elected King of the Romans, that is, heir to the Holy Roman Empire, on 31 May 1653, and crowned at Ratisbon (Regensburg) on 18 June of the same year. He died of smallpox in Vienna, predeceasing his father and leaving his younger brother, Leopold, as heir apparent.[1]

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ferdinand III
King of Germany
1653–1654
with Ferdinand III
Succeeded by
Ferdinand III
King of Bohemia
1646–1654
with Ferdinand III
King of Hungary and Croatia
1647–1654
with Ferdinand III
Preceded by
Elizabeth Lucretia
Duke of Cieszyn
1653–1654
with Ferdinand III