Maximilian married in the Spanish city of Valladolid his close cousin Maria of Habsburg, sister of King Philip II of Spain.
On July 31, 1527, Maximilian II was born. Habsburg, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, king of Croatia, Hungary and the Czech Republic and ruler of the Austrian lands. Maximilian II he was born in Vienna shortly after his father Ferdinand of Habsburg was elected king by the Croatian classes. Emperor and King Ferdinand had as many as 15 children, but it was Maximilian II. was his eldest son, and thus heir.
Maximilian married in the Spanish city of Valladolid his close cousin Maria of Habsburg, who was the daughter of his uncle, Emperor Charles V, and thus the sister of King Philip II of Spain. (ruler of vast colonial estates in Central and South America). It is interesting that it was Maximilian and Mary who took over the regency (regency) over Spain and its subordinate lands at the time when Philip II. was absent. At the time, Maximilian and Mary were in their early twenties, and they were indeed residing in Spain. There Maximilian was addressed as the Austrian Archduke. He and his wife then moved to Vienna, and from 1562 he took on more and more of his father’s titles (first the title of Czech king, then the title of Roman king, then the title of Hungarian-Croatian king, etc.).
Maximilian II took full power over all his lands. only after his father’s death in 1564. He then lived another 12 years as ruler, and died in Regensburg in 1576, at the age of 49 years.