• WordNet 3.6
    • n Ferdinand 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:

Ferdinand took up a position between the Lippe and the Ahse at Vellinghausen.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
The king and queen of Spain who were fighting the Moors were named Ferdinand and Isabella.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Can you conceive of no reason why Franz Ferdinand should be in danger?
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
Meanwhile Matthias died, and Ferdinand was elected to the imperial throne as Ferdinand II (1619-1637).
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Nor had any secular power except the Emperor and King Ferdinand sent their ambassadors.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Matthias died in the following year, and Ferdinand was elected emperor.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
The only son of Ferdinand and Isabella, Juan, Prince of Asturias, was born in 1478.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
The sole object of any war that might arise would be to render Ferdinand VII.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
King Ferdinand in Madrid was terrified.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Book-buying was to Ferdinand Columbus one of the most important occupations in life.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, and heir apparent to the throne, was a young widower of good impulses but feeble character.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Zumalacarregui's last command in the service of Ferdinand was that of the 14th of the line.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
The King and Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick were distinguished on that day by their valor and exertions.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The life of Ferdinand VII.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
In the sacristy we were shown portraits of Philip and Joanna, and, in one of the chapels, admirable pictures of Ferdinand and Isabella.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
From the very beginning of his reign Ferdinand had not been recognized by the Russian Government.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Leon, the remaining Christian monarchy, was ruled by Bermudez III., whose sister Ferdinand of Castile had married.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
At the advanced age of eighty-eight, Ferdinand de Lesseps is in deep disgrace.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Two great names are linked to the founding of the present Cathedral of Burgos, Saint Ferdinand and Bishop Maurice.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
The verses were first read aloud to the assembled crowd, and then Ferdinand Durang stepped upon a chair and sang them.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various

In poetry:

Then northward wandered Freedom,
Where Elbe and Danube flow,
And Ferdinand and Frederick have
Their people for their foe!
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Princess Volupine extends
A meagre, blue-nailed, phthisic hand
To climb the waterstair. Lights, lights,
She entertains Sir Ferdinand
"Burbank With A Baedeker: Bleistein With A Cigar" by T S Eliot
Before Granada's fated walls the Christian legions
A numerous and a valiant—but why a sullen band?
The politic, wise Ferdinand's injunctions they obey—
No battle with the Paynim host to wage on all that day.
"The Christian And The Moor-A Legend Of Granada" by Peter John Allan

In news:

Franz Ferdinand Fans Pepper Sprayed in Brazil.
England coach Roy Hodgson omits Rio Ferdinand from Euro 2012 squad.
Ferdinand 's Ball 2012.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria at age 76, Porsche AG said.
A designer in the illustrious German automaking family, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche shaped the famed 911 sports car and the Porsche 904 Carrera GTS.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche dies at 76.
Picture from January 22, 1999 shows Ferdinand Alexander Porsche next to the logo of German car maker Porsche in Stuttgart.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche dies at the age of 76, the company says.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (left, photo courtesy AP Photo/Porsche AG) died Thursday in Austria at age 76.
Legendary sports car designer Ferdinand Porsche is dead at 76.
This 1963 photo shows Ferdinand Alexander Porsche leaning on a Type 901 Porsche.
Ferguson insists his disagreement with Ferdinand over the Kick It Out tee-shirts has been put.
Ferdinand vows to help Bolt live dream.
Man United defender Rio Ferdinand and Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt.
Rio Ferdinand has offered to help sprint star Usain Bolt's dream of playing for his beloved Manchester United come true.

In science:

The original reference is: Ferdinand Gustav Mehler, ¨Uber die Entwicklung einer Funktion von beliebig vielen Variablen nach Laplaceschen Funktionen h¨oherer Ordnung, J. reine angew.
On a power series involving classical orthogonal polynomials
There are few transfers for Setebos, Ferdinand and Margaret.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
Trinculo: empty down triangles, Caliban: full circles, Sycorax: empty rhombus, Ferdinand: empty squares, Francisco: full down triangles, Margaret: empty up triangles, Prospero: full up triangles, Setebos: empty hexagons, Stephano: empty circles.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
John Wiley and Sons,  . [] Ferdinand de Saussure.
Structural Tags, Annealing and Automatic Word Classification
We recall that these estimates do not point at a critical exponent of the correlation length different from ν = 1, but rather at a violation of the Ferdinand-Fisher criterion for the determination of ν in the curved spaces.
Finite-size scaling and conformal anomaly of the Ising model in curved space