Archduke Ernest of Austria
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Archduke Ernest of Austria
Archduke Ernest
El archiduque Diego Ernesto de Austria.jpg
Portrait by Alonso Sánchez Coello c. 1580
Born15 June 1553[1]
Vienna
Died20 February 1595(1595-02-20) (aged 41)
Brussels
HouseHabsburg
FatherMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherMaria of Spain
Tomb of Archduke Ernest of Austria

Archduke Ernest of Austria (German: Ernst von Österreich; 15 June 1553[1] - 20 February 1595) was an Austrian prince, the son of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Maria of Spain.

Born in Vienna, he was educated with his brother Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in the court of Spain. In 1573 and 1587, he was a candidate for the throne of Poland. From 1576 onwards, he was governor in the Archduchy of Austria, where he promoted the Counter-Reformation. In 1590, he became governor of Inner Austria as regent for his young cousin Ferdinand, and from 1594 to 1595 he served as governor of the Spanish Netherlands.

He died in Brussels in 1595.

Ancestry

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