Ferdinand the Catholic


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ferdinand the Catholic 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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In literature:

The succession of Ferdinand was in brief a warshout to be echoed by all the Catholics of Europe.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
The Catholic princes and representatives met at Frankfort and elected Ferdinand Emperor of Germany.
"The Lion of the North" by G.A. Henty
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Five years later, when dispossessed by Ferdinand the Catholic, he took refuge in France, where Louis XII.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
He was educated as a page in the court of Ferdinand the Catholic.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
He lived in the Court of Ferdinand the fifth, King of Spain, called the Catholic.
"An Enquiry into the Truth of the Tradition, Concerning the Discovery of America, by Prince Madog ab Owen Gwynedd, about the Year, 1170" by John Williams
Ferdinand appears to have been a sincere Catholic, though he saw the great corruptions of the Church and earnestly desired reform.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Ferdinand the Catholic had at this time, probably, a larger artillery train than any other European power.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Sancia died childless in the year 1506, just as Ferdinand the Catholic appeared in Naples.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The allusion is to the kingdom of Navarre, once Protestant; but in 1512 it was subjected to Ferdinand, the Catholic.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The Protestant princes fought for him, while the Catholic powers sustained Ferdinand II., Archduke of Austria.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
At this crisis Ferdinand the Catholic of Spain offered him an alliance and connexion by marriage.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
He had, as far back as the time of Ferdinand the Catholic, been one of the royal council of Naples.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Ferdinand the Catholic, 263; conquers Naples, 263, 264.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Ferdinand the Catholic, his opinion of the Spanish people, 70.
"Cuba Past and Present" by Richard Davey
The Spaniards followed; and in 1501 the troops of Ferdinand the Catholic occupied Naples.
"The Story of Florence" by Edmund G. Gardner
He was taken prisoner by Ferdinand and is said to have signed a treaty surrendering his dominions to the Catholic Sovereigns.
"Southern Spain" by A.F. Calvert
Torralva returned to Spain in 1510, and lived for some time at the Court of Ferdinand the Catholic.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
There at least Ferdinand was ready to carry out the wishes expressed by the Catholic electors at Muehlhausen the year before.
"The Thirty Years' War" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
In 1500 Louis made the blunder of calling Ferdinand the Catholic to help him in the conquest of Naples.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various