King Ferdinand

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Noun1.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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{daughter of Louis XVI = the dauphine, Marie Therese Charlotte, Duchesse d'Angouleme, mentioned above; Amelie = Marie Amelie(1782-1866), daughter of King Ferdinand IV of Naples, sister of King Francis I of The Two Sicilies--reluctantly became queen in France when her husband the Duke of Orleans seized the throne from Charles X on July 31, 1830, and was proclaimed King Louis Philippe of the French}
On Saturday night, the central male actors were strong across the board, with the standouts being Jimi Stanton as King Ferdinand, Justin Nelson as Berowne and Michael Knight as the comically swashbuckling Don Adriano de Armado.
The three-year-old King Ferdinand, consigned by Catridge Farm Stud at the DBS Premier Yearling sale, earned his owners a bonus when winning a 6f maiden at Chester.
Bulgaria follows the example of neighboring Romania, whose President Traian Basescu announced last week that his country will participate in the NATO naval operation off Libya's coast with the King Ferdinand frigate.
On March 30, 1492, Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella decreed that the entire Jewish community of Spain, numbering some 200,000 people, must leave the country in four months' time.
American schoolchildren learn - or used to learn, in an age before political correctness infected our public schools - that Columbus sailed west in 1492 with three ships and the backing of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castille.
Andrew Balding and David Probert teamed up to complete a double with King Ferdinand and Beaumont's Party.
If it sends in its frigate, Bulgaria will be following Romania, whose President Traian Basescu announced on Tuesday that his country will participate in the NATO naval operation off Libya's coast with the King Ferdinand frigate.
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain must be rolling in their graves: The government in Madrid on Friday approved legislation that would allow descendents of Jews who were exiled from Spain to be naturalized in the country without having to give up their former citizenship, which had been the law until now.
Far from being a humble weaver from Genoa who pursued his dream of a new route to India with the assistance of the Spanish King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Mr.
However, unimpressed by the bitter-flavored chocolate beverage imbibed by the Aztecs (nicknamed "the drink of gods"), King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella's court didn't much partake.
"She was the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella; her mother was known as a great seamstress, too," said June H.