Archduke Ferdinand
Archduke Ferdinand
Biographical Information
IRL: History's Archduke Ferdinand
Real Name: Ferdinand II, Archduke of Further Austria
Title: Archduke of Further Austria
Predecessor: Ferdinand I
Next in Line: Matthias
Born: 1529
Age: 236
Religion: Catholic
Originally From: Linz, Austria
Current Location: London, England
Interests: Queen Elizabeth
Affiliations: House of Habsburg
Physical Description
Gender: Male Male
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Dead of Night
Portrayed by: Steve Byers

Character  ♔ Noble Male Season 4

Archduke Ferdinand is a potential husband to Queen Elizabeth of England, who want a real and honest relationship.


Archduke Ferdinand is a kind man who genuinely wants real love with his future wife.

Early lifeEdit

Season 4Edit

The Archduke Ferdinand met with Queen Elizabeth for a private sit down. He expressed his desire for a real relationship if they both agreed to wed. Elizabeth agreed and reminded him not to go public with their possible engagement until all the details were worked out between their two countries.

The next day they met in the public gardens where he invited her for a scenic carriage ride that night. To which she agreed.


Historical NotesEdit

  • There were four Archduke Ferdinand in the 1500's, but one is already dead, and the other two aren't born.
  • Ferdinand II, Archduke of Further Austria was born in 1529, and as it is 1565, it would make him 36 years old to Queen Elizabeth's 32.
  • Archduke of Further Austria was actually still married to his first wife, who doesn't' die for another 15 years in 1580. However, their last child were twins and were born 2 years earlier in 1563.


Season Four
With Friends Like These A Grain Of Deception Leaps of Faith Playing With Fire Highland Games Love & Death Hanging Swords Unchartered Waters
Pulling Strings A Better Man Dead of Night The Shakedown Coup de Grace A Bride. A Box. A Body. Blood in the Water All It Cost Her

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