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Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria

Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Further Austria (27 November 1630 in Innsbruck – 25 June 1665 in Innsbruck) was the ruler of Further Austria including Tyrol from 1662 to 1665.

The second son of Archduke Leopold V and Claudia de' Medici was ordained as bishop of Augsburg in 1646 without being a priest. In 1653, he became bishop of Gurk and in 1659 bishop of Trent.

After the death of his brother Archduke Ferdinand Charles, he became Archduke of Further Austria. He was more able than his brother and could have made him a good ruler, but with his early death in 1665 the younger Tyrolean line of the Habsburg house ended. Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, who as the heir male succeeded Sigismund Francis, took direct control over the government of Further Austria and Tyrol.

Ancestors

Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria's ancestors in three generations
Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria Father:
Leopold V, Archduke of Austria
Paternal Grandfather:
Charles II of Austria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Paternal Grandmother:
Maria Anna of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Albert V, Duke of Bavaria
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna of Austria
Mother:
Claudia de' Medici
Maternal Grandfather:
Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Eleonora di Toledo
Maternal Grandmother:
Christina, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Charles III, Duke of Lorraine
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Claude of Valois
Preceded by
Ferdinand Charles
Ruler of Tyrol and Further Austria
1662-1665
Succeeded by
Emperor Leopold I
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