Ferdinand I. (1526-1564)
Ferdinand I of Habsburg, (1503-1564) was Austrian Archduke, Czech (since 1526), Hungarian (since 1526) and Roman king (since 1531), Roman Emperor (since 1556) , the founder of the Austrian Habsburg line. Ferdinand I built a great empire in Central Europe composed of countries with different levels of social, economic and cultural development. The Habsburg rulers ruled continuously until 1918.
He sought unification and insisted on the introduction of tolar embossing. In 1548 he acquired the Kremnica Mint, which became the main mint of Hungary. The Kremnica Mint was characterized by the excellent technical quality of coinage. In r. In 1553, a new monetary system was formed. Ducats, tolars, half-tolars, quarter-tolars, groschen, denarii, rounds and, for representational reasons, also gold reflections of denarii and rounds were minted.
The Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia and Hungary, Ferdinand I, died at the age of 61 and is buried next to his wife and son Maximilian II. in the main nave of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.