- Historical event
- 29 June 1875
- In 1848, Emperor Ferdinand abdicated the throne, and his 18-year-old nephew Francis Joseph I became the new Emperor of Austria.
The former Austrian Emperor and Hungarian-Croatian King Ferdinand I (of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty) died on this day in 1875.
His great-grandmother was the famous Empress Maria Theresa, and he reigned as the immediate predecessor of Francis Joseph I.
In December 1848, Emperor Ferdinand abdicated the throne, and his 18-year-old nephew Francis Joseph I became new Emperor of Austria.
Some thought Ferdinand was an incompetent ruler due to his mental limitations. He also had some form of hydrocephalus and neurological problems.
Ferdinand was 55 years old when he abdicated the throne. After the abdication, he lived in the Praque Castle – one of the largest castles in the world. Czech presidents would later have ther official residence there.
Ferdinand died in Prague, aged 82.