Ferdinand of Aragon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ferdinand of Aragon the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)
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Usage

In literature:

We have in our time Ferdinand of Aragon, the present King of Spain.
"The Prince" by Nicolo Machiavelli
Charles the Bold and Ferdinand of Aragon were not grandparents to be proud of.
"The Unseen World and Other Essays" by John Fiske
This king and queen were King Ferdinand of Aragon, and Queen Isabella of Castile.
"The Life of Christopher Columbus from his own Letters and Journals" by Edward Everett Hale
In 1496, the momentous marriage of Philip the Fair with Joanna, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castile and Aragon, is solemnized.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
The best part of Navarre had been long since appropriated by Ferdinand of Aragon.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Both her childhood and that of Ferdinand of Aragon, a year her junior, were passed amidst tumultuous scenes of civil war.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Of Webster's despots, the finest in conception and the firmest in execution is Ferdinand of Aragon.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
Spain undertook to aid Ferdinand of Aragon in Calabria.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
Their lament is as famous as that for the Moorish city of Alhama, when taken by Ferdinand of Aragon.
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
Of Webster's despots, the finest in conception and the firmest in execution is Ferdinand of Aragon.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The latter, however, was the consort of Isabella of Aragon, a daughter of Alfonso of Calabria and the grandson of Ferdinand himself.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Ferdinand of Aragon, in our own time, has become the foremost king in Christendom.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Ferdinand V., king of Aragon, marries Isabella of Castile, 349.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Her hero was the young Ferdinand of Aragon, and heir to that throne.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
The two kingdoms followed their respective dynasties for nearly fifty years, when Sicily came by inheritance to Ferdinand of Aragon.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
That night Ferdinand of Aragon slept soundly; but with the dawn, he and his followers were again in the saddle.
"Mercedes of Castile" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The wars between Ferdinand V. of Aragon (the Catholic king) and Louis XII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
The union of Aragon with Castile by the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella was the note of doom.
"The Moors in Spain" by Stanley Lane-Poole
The state of the Inquisition in the kingdom of Aragon, at the accession of Ferdinand and Isabella, has been shown in a preceding chapter.
"The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII." by Juan Antonio Llorente
It is not Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, a joining of two monarchies.
"The Mercenary" by W. J. Eccott
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