Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

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Let justice be done, though the world perish.

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (10 March 150325 July 1564) reigned as archiduke of Austria from 1521, king of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia from 1526 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1556 till his death.

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  • Fiat iustitia et pereat mundus.
    • Let justice be done, though the world perish.
      • Motto, quoted in Locorum Communium Collectanea (1563)


Misattributed[edit]

  • I am the Emperor, and I want dumplings.

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