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Ferdinand(ˈfɜːdɪˌnænd; German ˈfɛrdinant)
(Biography) See Franz Ferdinand
1. Ferdinand I,
a. ( “Ferdinand the Great” ) died 1065, king of Castile 1033–65, king of Navarre and Leon 1037–65.
b. 1503–64, Holy Roman emperor 1558–64 (brother of Emperor Charles V).
c. (Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria) 1861–1948, king of Bulgaria 1908–18.
2. Ferdinand II,
a. ( “the Catholic” ) 1452–1516, king of Sicily 1468–1516, king of Aragon 1479–1516; as Ferdinand III, king of Naples 1504–16; as King Ferdinand V, joint sovereign (with Isabella I) of Castile 1474–1504.
b. 1578–1637, Holy Roman emperor 1620–37.
3. Ferdinand III,
b. 1608–57, Holy Roman emperor 1637–57 (son of Ferdinand II).
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|Noun||1.||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)|