Ferdinand I (10 March 1503, Alcalá de Henares, Spain – 25 July 1564, Vienna, Habsburg domain [now in Austria]) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1558, king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526, and king of Croatia from 1527 until his death. Before his accession, he ruled the Austrian hereditary lands of the Habsburgs in the name of his elder brother, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
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''Let justice be done, though the world perish. (Fiat justitia et pereat mundus.)''Ferdinand I (1503-1564), Hungarian King of Bohemia and Hungary, Holy Roman Emperor 1558-1564. Motto. The Latin maximadopted as Ferdinand's m...