from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- 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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And still running the show for the current emperor, Ferdinand I, was Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich.
In the 11th century a considerable part of AragÃ³n was captured from the Muslims by Sancho III, king of Navarre, who also conquered LeÃ³n and Castile, and in 1033 he made his son, Ferdinand I, king of Castile.