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    Ferdinand II Document Signed as Holy Roman Emperor, two pages (front and verso) in German, 8" x 12.25", April 26, 1633, n.p., with full paper seal. Ferdinand II (1578 - 1637), of the House of Hapsburg, reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 1619-1637. He was also the Archduke of Styria (Inner Austria) from 1590-1637, King of Bohemia from 1617-1619 and again from 1620-1637, as well as King of Hungary from 1618-1625. A devout Catholic, his recognition as King of Bohemia and suppression of Protestantism precipitated the early events of the Thirty Years' War. The duration of his reign was occupied by confessional and military concerns. In very fine condition.

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