Ferdinand III may refer to:
- Ferdinand III of Castile, the Saint (1199–1252, king from 1217)
- Ferdinand III of Naples the Catholic (1452–1516, king from 1504) (Ferdinand V of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon and of Sicily), husband of Isabella of Castile
- Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608–1657, emperor from 1637)
- Ferdinand III of Sicily (1751–1825, king 1759–1816) (= Ferdinand IV of Naples 1759–1799; 1799–1806; 1815–1816)
- Ferdinand III of Tuscany (1769–1824, grand-duke 1791–1799 and 1814–1824)
... Saint Ferdinand III, T.O.S.F ... Ferdinand III was one of the most successful kings of Castile, securing not only the permanent union of the crowns of Castile and León, but also masterminding the most expansive ... By military and diplomatic effort, Ferdinand III greatly expanded the dominions of Castile into southern Spain, annexing many of the great old cities of al-An ...
... the lineage of the Castilian monarchy and opened the way for Ferdinand to participate actively in European affairs ... regent Álvaro Núñez de Lara, conspired to have Alfonso IX, King of León and King Ferdinand's father, invade Castile to seize his son's throne ... daughter and heiress of the Lord of Molina, Gonzalo Pérez de Lara, to her own son and King Ferdinand's brother, Alfonso ...
... NAPES, SICILY TWO SICILIES Ferdinand I of Naples (1423–1494), king in 1458 Ferdinand II of Naples (1469–1496), king in 1495 Ferdinand III of Naples - see Ferdinand II of ...
... Ferdinand III had started out as a contested king of Castile ... By the time of his death in 1252, Ferdinand III had delivered to his son and heir, Alfonso X, a massively expanded kingdom ... boundaries of the new Castilian state established by Ferdinand III would remain nearly unchanged until the late 1400s ...
Famous quotes containing the words iii and/or ferdinand:
“Knavery seems to be so much a the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.”
—George III (17381820)
“I fairly confess that, acting as nature and simplicity dictated, no sooner did I see the once loved bosom of my Ferdinand free from those deformed demons which had crept in and filled up the vacant space, than beholding my natural home once more the seat of innocence and truth, my heart joyfully danced into its delightful abode.”
—Sarah Fielding (17101768)