Ferdinand II


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Ferdinand II

1578-1637.
Holy Roman emperor (1619-1637) and king of Bohemia (1617-1619 and 1620-1627) and Hungary (1618-1625). A leader of the Catholic Counter Reformation, he instigated the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) between Catholic and Protestant forces.

Ferdinand II

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1. (Biography) 1578–1637, Holy Roman Emperor (1619–37); king of Bohemia (1617–19; 1620–37) and of Hungary (1617–37). His anti-Protestant policies led to the Thirty Years' War
2. (Biography) title as king of Aragon and Sicily of Ferdinand V
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In the 16th century, Archduke Ferdinand II was considered a bit of a hoarder, but his obsessions helped him to create one of the world's first museums.
It is home to Europe's oldest collection of arts, armouries and books, compiled by the Archduke of Austria, Ferdinand II.
The palace itself was originally created by King Ferdinand II and is arguably considered one of the greatest constructions of 19th-century romanticism in Portugal, with wonderful architecture and a magnificent interior.
1," also part of the series on Jaki Byard, which links the pianist with Ferdinand II of Aragon: "like maroon speed and iberian note blacking on the loosaphone, when ferdinand was thinking // of expansion, wondering where the surplus would come from, wondering what the surplus was, wary as all his // cups began to fade, the theory of itinerant note blacking and line worrying was celebrating a thousand years of / bursting from the writing of its practice like a star.
That confidence began earlier with the rescue of Ferdinand II by mounted cuirassiers in 1619, Bassett argues, and continued uninterrupted until 1918.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Few were aware in 1618 when Ferdinand II, in his role as king of Bohemia, attempted to impose Roman Catholic absolutism on his domains that Europe would change forever.
Christoph Kampfmann's chapter on the three emperors who reigned during the War (Matthias, 1612-19; Ferdinand II, 1619-37; Ferdinand III, 1637-57) points out that of these three only Ferdinand II has attracted a good deal of attention from historians, divided, until recent decades, between Protestant scholars extremely critical of an emperor said to have been too close to the Jesuits, and Catholic scholars laudatory of him.
Design, manufacture, supply, installation and removal of the temporary exhibition Ferdinand II of Aragon, the king opened imagined Spain and Europe, held in the AlfajerE[degrees]a Palace of Zaragoza.
In April 1492, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, after ending Muslims' rule in Spain, despatched Christopher Columbus on a sea voyage that culminated on discovery of American continent.
In 17th-century Europe, a local religious uprising by Bohemian Protestants against the Catholic Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II triggered that era's conflagration.
In 1512, King Ferdinand II issued the original Laws of Burgos, which were intended to regulate the treatment of indigenous people on Hispaniola by Spanish settlers.
On the 9th of July 1628, the Grand Embassy of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, led by Kuefstein, departed from Vienna to Istanbul to the court of the Ottoman Sultan Murad IV.