Ferdinand Duke of Bavaria
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 4
Bavarian nobility. As the second surviving son of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, and his wife Archduchess Anna of Austria, he consequently was prepared for a military career. Ferdinand is also known for the two extraordinary diaries he kept, one as fifteen-year-old boy on a journey from Munich to Florence, for his aunt's wedding, and a second journey to Florence, this time as young and experienced man of affairs. Ferdinand made a morganatic marriage with Maria Pettenbeck on 26 September 1588. The 16 children of this marriage were raised to the status of Counts and Countesses of Wartenberg. Ferdinand died on 30 January 1608 in Munich, at the age of 58.