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Ferdinand the Catholic

Definitions of Ferdinand the Catholic
  1. noun
    the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)
    synonyms: Ferdinand, Ferdinand V, Ferdinand of Aragon, King Ferdinand
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    Rex, king, male monarch
    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
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