known as Ferdinand the Catholic. 1452–1516, king of Castile (1474–1504); as Ferdinand II, king of Aragon (1479–1516) and Sicily (1468–1516); as Ferdinand III, king of Naples (1504–16). His marriage to Isabella I of Castile (1469) led to the union of Aragon and Castile and his reconquest of Granada from the Moors (1492) completed the unification of Spain. He introduced the Inquisition (1478), expelled the Jews from Spain (1492), and financed Columbus’ voyage to the New World
- Ferdinand VI
noun 1. 1713–59, king of Spain 1746–59 (son of Philip V).
- Ferdinand VII
noun 1. 1784–1833, king of Spain 1808, 1814–33. noun 1. 1784–1833, king of Spain (1808; 1814–33). He precipitated the Carlist Wars by excluding his brother Don Carlos as his successor
- Ferdinand von zeppelin
[tsep-uh-leen, tsep-uh-leen; English zep-uh-lin] /ˌtsɛp əˈlin, ˈtsɛp əˌlin; English ˈzɛp ə lɪn/ noun 1. Count Ferdinand von [fer-di-nahnt fuh n] /ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt fən/ (Show IPA), 1838–1917, German general and aeronaut: designer and manufacturer of the zeppelin. /ˈzɛpəlɪn/ noun 1. (sometimes capital) a large cylindrical rigid airship built from 1900 to carry passengers, and used in […]
[fer-duh s] /ˈfɛr dəs/ noun 1. .