Talk:Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor

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Something wrong with templates here, top of page.--Shakko (talk) 09:37, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Succession to the Archduchy of Austria[edit]

The table at the bottom of the article needs to be corrected, but as I am not quite sure how to do it I hope someone more able than me will. The point is that Matthias was succeeded in the Archduchy of Austria by his younger surviving brother Archduke Albert (VII), who passed the archduchy on to Emperor Ferdinand II in November 1620. It is only from that moment on that all the Hereditary Lands are reunited (and even then briefly). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Richardot (talkcontribs) 15:35, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Contradiction with Philip III of Spain: Alsace in return for what?[edit]

He [Ferdinand] was also able to obtain the support of the Spanish Habsburgs in the succession of his cousin Matthias, who was heirless, as Holy Roman Emperor, in exchange for Alsace...

On the other hand, according to Philip III of Spain:

Ferdinand made a successful appeal to Philip's self interest by promising Spain the Habsburg lands in Alsace in return for Spanish support for his [Ferdinand's] election.

Top.Squark (talk) 10:48, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Both entries are correct: The succession in the first quote refers to Ferdinand, not to Matthias (Ferdinand succeeded Matthias, not the other way around). If you are interested in the topic, you need to look for the secret Oñate treaty of March 1617 in the respective literature. Skäpperöd (talk) 08:41, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Dubious: Disappearance of Protestantism?[edit]

...Ferdinand ordered forced conversion to Catholicism in Bohemia and Austria, causing Protestantism to nearly disappear in the following decades...

Probably the intent is Protestantism in Bohemia and Austria? Hardly Protestantism in Britain, the United Provinces and Scandinavia neatly disappeared.

Top.Squark (talk) 13:18, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Obviously. Skäpperöd (talk) 08:41, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Ferdinand of Styria[edit]

Ferdinand II is often refered to Ferdinand of Styria, as he was called before he gained power from Charles V. I would suggest making a redirect page from Ferdinand of Styria to this page. (talk) 21:33, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

He gained power from Charles V? He was born twenty years after Charles V's death...would you like to reformulate that statement? john k (talk) 03:01, 11 October 2010 (UTC)