Ferdinand VII

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Ferdinand VII

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(Biography) 1784–1833, king of Spain (1808; 1814–33). He precipitated the Carlist Wars by excluding his brother Don Carlos as his successor
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1814 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain abolishes the 1812 Constitution and returns Spain to an absolute monarchy.
As a serious joke, Cropper reminds us that while Ferdinand VII of Spain (1813-1833) created a national academy of bullfighting to control the sport, his effort was seen as too elitist and was loathed by commoners.