Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand (1609/1610 – 1641) (also known as Don Fernando de Austria, Cardenal-Infante Fernando de España and as Ferdinand von Österreich) was Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, Infante of Spain, Infante of Portugal (until 1640), Archduke of Austria, Archbishop of Toledo (1619–41), and military commander during the Thirty Years’ War.


Infante (anglicised as Infant) is the title and rank given in the Iberian kingdoms of Spain (including the predecessor kingdoms of Aragon, Castile, Navarre and León), and Portugal, to the sons and daughters (infantas) of the king.


Father: Philip III of Spain
Mother: Margaret of Austria

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  • Wikipedia for background, portrait.