King Ferdinand


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n King 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 IV, King of Naples, 199, 231, 365, 366.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, King Frederick of Denmark and King Manuel of Portugal.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Ferdinand IV., King of Naples, 380, 382, 422, 423, 426-429, 431.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Queen Berengaria and King Ferdinand met the Suabian Princess at the frontier of Castile.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
King Ferdinand of Naples agreed, though he had recently sworn to uphold the constitution.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
King Ferdinand II of Naples granted a liberal constitution.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
In 1527 the Croats were compelled to swear allegiance to Ferdinand I. of Austria, who had been elected king of Hungary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
As a result, King Ferdinand was forced to abdicate in 1918, shortly before the armistice was signed.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The death of King Ferdinand in 1927 and the elections of the following year brought significant changes in the Romanian government.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
But the hope was soon dashed; King Ferdinand died almost simultaneously with the birth of a girl-child to his daughter Katharine.
"The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History" by Martin Hume
In 1334 a third proposal of marriage was made between the Prince and Mary, daughter of Ferdinand, King of Spain.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
There are rumors that the Corsican is preparing to clutch Old Spain out of the feeble grasp of King Ferdinand.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
When on the approach of the French to Naples King Ferdinand IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
The king wished to secure the succession to his cousin Ferdinand, duke of Styria.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Two royal artists, King Ferdinand of Portugal and King Charles XV.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
But Ferdinand was now dead, and the new king, Charles, knew not Velasquez, or at least not so well.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
King Ferdinand with his two sons, Maximilian and Ferdinand, reconducted the landgrave.
"Bartholomew Sastrow" by Bartholomew Sastrow
The Emperor Ferdinand laughed and called him the "Snow King," who would melt away after one winter.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
A king in every true essential, Ferdinand the Twelfth had the defects of his qualities.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
He was preceptor to Prince Frederic, the son of Ferdinand, the King of Naples.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In news:

When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella first entered Granada after the last Arab kingdom in Spain surrendered on Jan 2, 1492, it is said that they marveled at the beauty of the fortified Palace of Alhambra and the treasures it contained.
In the end, Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella agreed to finance his journey.
Muslims are back in this ancient Moorish stronghold, the last bastion of Islam in Spain before the 15th-century emir Boabdil kissed King Ferdinand's hand and relinquished the city with a legendary sigh.