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  • n. Holy Roman Emperor and king of Bohemia and Hungary who waged war against Protestant forces (1578-1637)


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  • That year, when Christopher Columbus was off discovering the New World and Christian armies were booting the last Moors out of Spain, King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella decided to rid their country of its Jews, too.

    Bob Schulman: Sephardic Spain: Mazel Bueno

  • The invention of the thermometer--originally called the thermoscope--is attributed to a number of people, including Galileo, the famous astronomer and physicist (1564 -1642), Santorio Santorio, an Italian physician (1561-1636), and Ferdinand II, the Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610 - 1670), who, in 1654, used alcohol as the medium.

    40 below zero: One coincidence & two oddities

  • One of her brothers was the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand II.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • At the end of the fifteenth century, when King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella drove the Moors out of Spain and back into North Africa, many Jews accompanied the Muslims into exile.

    The Great Experiment

  • She is a daughter of Ferdinand II. of Naples; and the Emperor, as you know, is Pedro, the son of Pedro I., the first Emperor of Brazil and King of Portugal.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Yes, further googling indicates conflicting information, including an alcohol thermometer in 1641 or 1654, or some time between, associated with Ferdinand II.

    Trenberth [1984] « Climate Audit

  • Ferdinand II was declared deposed and the Protestant Frederick of the Palatinate was elected king (the Winter King).

    k. Bohemia

  • Garibaldi took Naples after a triumphal march and planned on defeating the remains of the Neapolitan army (Francis II, who succeeded Ferdinand II in May 1859, fled to Gaeta).

    1860, Jan. 20

  • Saxons, on their raid into Bohemia in 1635, stole it, and Ferdinand II redeemed it and brought it back to Prague.

    From a Terrace in Prague

  • It seems strange that he should support the Protestant princes of Germany against their Catholic Emperor when the Thirty Years 'War broke out, but it must be remembered that the Emperor, Ferdinand II, was closely allied to the King of Spain, and that the success of the former would mean a second powerful Catholic State in Europe.

    Heroes of Modern Europe


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