Ernst was the third surviving son of Leopold III von Habsburg, Herzog von Österreich und Steiermark (Duke of Austria and Styria), and his wife Viridis (Verde) Visconti, and was born in 1377 at Bruck an der Mur, Steiermark.
He married firstly in 1392, in Bruck an der Mur, Margarete von Pommern, daughter of Duke Bogislaw V of Pomerania. The marriage was childless
He married secondly on 25 January 1412 in Krakow Cymburgis of Masovia, daughter of Siemowit IV and Alexandra of Lituania. They had nine children, 4 of whom reached adulthood:
Ernst der Eiserne died at Bruck an der Mur on 10 June 1424 and was buried in the Cistercian monastery of Rein near Graz.
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