Ferdinand

[ fur-dn-and ]
/ ˈfɜr dnˌænd /
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noun

a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “bold” and “peace.”

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Ferdinand I

[ fur-dn-and; German fer-di-nahnt ]
/ ˈfɜr dnˌænd; German ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt /

noun

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.
1503–64, king of Bohemia and Hungary 1526–64; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1558–64 (brother of Emperor Charles V).
Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria, 1861–1948, king of Bulgaria 1908–18.

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Ferdinand II


noun

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.
1578–1637, king of Bohemia 1617–19, 1620–37; king of Hungary 1619?–37; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1620–37.

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Ferdinand III


noun

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).

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Ferdinand V


noun

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Ferdinand VI


noun

1713–59, king of Spain 1746–59 (son of Philip V).

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Ferdinand VII


noun

1784–1833, king of Spain 1808, 1814–33.
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Ferdinand

/ (ˈfɜːdɪˌnænd, German ˈfɛrdinant) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for ferdinand (2 of 6)

Ferdinand I

/ (ˈfɜːdɪˌnænd) /

noun

known as Ferdinand the Great. ?1016–65, king of Castile (1035–65) and León (1037–65): achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa, Seville, and Toledo
1503–64, king of Hungary and Bohemia (1526–64); Holy Roman Emperor (1558–64), bringing years of religious warfare to an end
1751–1825, king of the Two Sicilies (1816–25); king of Naples (1759–1806; 1815–25), as Ferdinand IV, being dispossessed by Napoleon (1806–15)
1793–1875, king of Hungary (1830–48) and emperor of Austria (1835–48); abdicated after the Revolution of 1848 in favour of his nephew, Franz Josef I
1861–1948, ruling prince of Bulgaria (1887–1908) and tsar from 1908 until his abdication in 1918
1865–1927, king of Romania (1914–27); sided with the Allies in World War I

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Ferdinand II


noun

1578–1637, Holy Roman Emperor (1619–37); king of Bohemia (1617–19; 1620–37) and of Hungary (1617–37). His anti-Protestant policies led to the Thirty Years' War
title as king of Aragon and Sicily of Ferdinand V

British Dictionary definitions for ferdinand (4 of 6)

Ferdinand III


noun

1608–57, Holy Roman Emperor (1637–57) and king of Hungary (1625–57); son of Ferdinand II
title as king of Naples of Ferdinand V

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Ferdinand VII


noun

1784–1833, king of Spain (1808; 1814–33). He precipitated the Carlist Wars by excluding his brother Don Carlos as his successor

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Ferdinand V


noun

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
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Word Origin and History for ferdinand

Ferdinand


masc. proper name, of Germanic origin, first element perhaps Proto-Germanic *farthi, abstract noun from root *far- "to fare, travel" (see fare (v.)); second element perhaps related to Old English neðan, Old High German nendan "to risk, venture."

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