Ferdinand and isabella



A king and queen of Spain in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. They united their country and sponsored the exploration of the New World by Christopher Columbus.

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  • Ferdinand I

    [fur-dn-and; German fer-di-nahnt] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd; German ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/ noun 1. Spanish Fernando I. (“Ferdinand the Great”) died 1065, king of Castile 1033–65, king of Navarre and Leon 1037–65; emperor of Spain 1056–65. 2. 1503–64, king of Bohemia and Hungary 1526–64; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1558–64 (brother of Emperor Charles V). 3. (Maximilian Karl […]

  • Ferdinand II

    noun 1. (“the Catholic”) 1452–1516, founder of the Spanish monarchy 1506: 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. 2. 1578–1637, king of Bohemia 1617–19, 1620–37; king of Hungary 1619?–37; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire […]



  • Ferdinand III

    noun 1. (def 1). 2. 1608–57, king of Hungary 1625–57, king of Bohemia 1627–57, king of Germany 1636–57; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1637–57 (son of Ferdinand II). noun 1. 1608–57, Holy Roman Emperor (1637–57) and king of Hungary (1625–57); son of Ferdinand II 2. title as king of Naples of Ferdinand V

  • Ferdinand magellan

    [muh-jel-uh n] /məˈdʒɛl ən/ noun 1. Ferdinand, c1480–1521, Portuguese navigator: discoverer of the Straits of Magellan 1520 and the Philippines 1521. 2. Strait of, a strait near the S tip of South America between the mainland of Chile and Tierra del Fuego and other islands, connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific. 360 miles (580 km) […]



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