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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