American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ferdinand I 1 Known as "Ferdinand the Great.” Died 1065. King of Castile (1035-1065) and León (1037-1065) who reconquered much of present-day Portugal from the Moors.
- Ferdinand I 2 1503-1564. Holy Roman emperor (1558-1564) and king of Bohemia and Hungary (1526-1564). In 1555 he ended the religious wars in Germany by concluding the Peace of Augsburg.
- n. Holy Roman Emperor and king of Hungary and Bohemia (1503-1564)
- n. king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)
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“Innsbruck in 1562 by Blessed Peter Canisius, at the request and on the foundation of the Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, who in this way made effective his long-cherished plans for an institute of higher learning for the people of Tyrol.”
“Ferdinand I and his son Archduke Ferdinand II, in particular, as civil rulers took active measures against the adherents of the new teachings, chiefly the Anabaptists, who had been secretly propagating their sect; thus they preserved religious unity in the district of Tyrol and the”
“Duke Ferdinand I with Christina of Lorraine, and the frescoes of the church of San Andrea at Rome were very largely his work.”
“There were other cities to which the popes granted a mint for limited periods of time, as Ancona (from Sixtus IV to Pius VI), Aquila (1486, when that city rebelled against Ferdinand I of Naples and gave its allegiance to Innocent VIII; its coins, which are very rare, bear the inscription AQUILANA LIBERTAS), Ascoli (from Martin V to Pius VI),”
“Under the Emperor Ferdinand I after 1835, the direction of affairs, after the emperor himself, was in the hands of a council consisting of the Archduke Ludwig (uncle of the emperor), the state chancellor Metternich, and the court chancellor Kolowrat.”
“Ferdinand I (1835-48) had the good sense to reduce both quarterings and titles to those that had a real meaning.”
“In 1551 King Ferdinand I asked the University of Vienna to write a compendium of Christian doctrine, and Canisius wrote”
“The latter action was taken at the urgent request of Prince-Bishop Ferdinand I (1612-31), who also obtained from the Emperor Ferdinand II the document of 21 May, 1631, in which the latter granted permission to found a complete university with four faculties.”
“Ferdinand I agitated at Rome the question of establishing an independent bishopric at Görz, an attempt which was repeated many times during the following centuries, but fruitlessly until at last”
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