Ferdinand I

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Fer·di·nand I 1

 (fûr′dn-ănd′) Known as "Ferdinand the Great." Died 1065.
King of Castile (1035-1065) and León (1037-1065) who reconquered much of present-day Portugal from the Moors.

Fer·di·nand I 2

 (fûr′dn-ănd′) 1503-1564.
Holy Roman emperor (1558-1564) and king of Bohemia (1526-1564). He fought against Suleiman the Magnificent (1529-1533) and later ended the religious wars in Germany by negotiating the Peace of Augsburg (1555).
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Ferdinand I

1. (Biography) known as Ferdinand the Great. ?1016–65, king of Castile (1035–65) and León (1037–65): achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa, Seville, and Toledo
2. (Biography) 1503–64, king of Hungary and Bohemia (1526–64); Holy Roman Emperor (1558–64), bringing years of religious warfare to an end
3. (Biography) 1751–1825, king of the Two Sicilies (1816–25); king of Naples (1759–1806; 1815–25), as Ferdinand IV, being dispossessed by Napoleon (1806–15)
4. (Biography) 1793–1875, king of Hungary (1830–48) and emperor of Austria (1835–48); abdicated after the Revolution of 1848 in favour of his nephew, Franz Josef I
5. (Biography) 1861–1948, ruling prince of Bulgaria (1887–1908) and tsar from 1908 until his abdication in 1918
6. (Biography) 1865–1927, king of Romania (1914–27); sided with the Allies in World War I
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Noun1.Ferdinand I - Holy Roman Emperor and king of Hungary and Bohemia (1503-1564)
2.Ferdinand I - king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)
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But as Miss Ferdinand is at present weighed down by an incubus'--Miss Twinkleton might have said a pen-and-ink-ubus of writing out Monsieur La Fontaine--
In 1562, Arcimboldo received an invitation from the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and moved to Vienna, where he became a court portrait painter.
A devastated Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home but, determined to return to his family, he finds his fighting spirit and rallies a misfit team to embark on the ultimate adventure.