Ferdinand (Austria)

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Ferdinand III, Emperor of Austria (b Graz, 1608; d Vienna, 1657). Reigned from 1637. Est. It. opera in Vienna. Comp. Drama musicum (1649), Mass, motets, and other church mus. Monteverdi's 8th Book of Madrigals (1638) is dedicated to him.