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Philip II offering Fernando to Victory, by Titian, 1572–75. The Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto in 1571 and the birth of Fernando shortly afterwards were seen as signs of God's favour.

Ferdinand of Spain (4 December 1571 – 18 October 1578) was the son of Philip II of Spain and Anna of Austria.

His maternal grandparents were Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria of Spain.

When Fernando was born he was proclaimed Prince of Asturias, his half-brother Don Carlos having died three years previously. Fernando died when he was 6 years old and the new prince of Asturias was his younger brother Diego.

Preceded by
Charles
Prince of Asturias
1571-1578
Succeeded by
Diego
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