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English noun: King Ferdinand

1. King Ferdinand (person) 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)


SynonymsFerdinand, Ferdinand of Aragon, Ferdinand the Catholic, Ferdinand V


Instance hypernymking, male monarch, Rex









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