Ferdinand II(redirected from Ferdinand the Catholic Spanish Fernando el Católico)
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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.
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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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|Noun||1.||Ferdinand II - Holy Roman Emperor and king of Bohemia and Hungary who waged war against Protestant forces (1578-1637)|
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