What is Ferdinand?

  • (noun): 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).


Ferdinand is a Germanic name composed of the elements frith "protection" (or alternatively farð "journey, travel"), and nanth "courage".

Read more about Ferdinand.

Some articles on Ferdinand:

Ferdinand, Duke Of Parma - Titles and Styles
... - 18 July 1765 His Royal Highness Prince Ferdinand of Parma 18 July 1765 - 9 October 1802 His Royal Highness the Duke of Parma, Plasencia and Guastalla ...
Ferdinand Giovanni Schediwy
... Ferdinand Giovanni Schediwy (1804–1877) was a conductor, composer, organist and teacher ... Ferdinand Giovanni Schediwy is not related to Franz Schediwy, founder and owner of a company under the same name in Ludwigsburg, Germany, which manufactured and sold fine ... VIAF 30735106 Persondata Name Schediwy, Ferdinand Giovanni Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1804 Place of birth Date of death 1877 Place of death This article about a Norwegian conductor or ...
Ferdinand (horse)
... Ferdinand (1983–2002) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders' Cup Classic ... outrage of many horse racing enthusiasts, reports indicate that in 2002 Ferdinand was sent to slaughter in Japan with no fanfare or notice to previous owners ... Ferdinand's death was the catalyst for the Ferdinand Fee, an optional donation program to fund keeping old racehorses alive, and Friends of Ferdinand, a nonprofit group formed in 2005 ...
Ferdinand A. Rojahn
... Ferdinand August Rojahn (1822-1900) was a German-born organist, violinist and conductor ... Authority control VIAF 225246085 Persondata Name Rojahn, Ferdinand A ...
Peace Of Nikolsburg
... Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania and Emperor Ferdinand II of the Holy Roman Empire ... To take advantage of Ferdinand's preoccupation with the Bohemian revolt at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War, Bethlen invaded Habsburg-controlled Royal ... Ferdinand's defeat of the Bohemians at the Battle of White Mountain in November allowed him to focus his forces on Bethlen, and the emperor was able to ...

Famous quotes containing the word ferdinand:

    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 (1710–1768)