King Ferdinand

NOUN
  1. 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)
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  • While in Spain he met King Ferdinand in Valladolid, and his letters show his great concern about suitable gifts for his Medici patrons, among which was a fine musical instrument emblazoned with Medici devices.
  • The terms extorted from King Ferdinand by the Landgrave's victorious campaign, were also in their favour. Life of Luther
  • As well, the austere lifestyle chosen by King Ferdinand and his lords could be the medieval equivalent of today's self-improvement craze.
  • It seems definite, on the other hand, that the Missa Sine nomine was composed for King Ferdinand, a supposition encouraged by the distich found at the head of this mass in the Verona manuscript: “Ferdinande sacer inter divos referende cantica tinctoris suscipe parva tui” “O Ferdinand, saintly enough to be counted amongst the gods, accept these little compositions by Tinctoris”. Archive 2009-06-01
  • In order to avoid conflict between these great peoples, King Ferdinand has asked that we arbitrate their differences. THE FAMILY
  • It called for freedom from Spain, a provisional Government and the ultimate formation of an independent "Empire of Mexico" with either King Ferdinand VII, who was considering abdication from the Spanish Throne, or some other member of the Spanish Royal family, heading a Constitutional Monarchy. Agustin Iturbide, unappreciated unknown
  • In order to avoid conflict between these great peoples, King Ferdinand has asked that we arbitrate their differences. THE FAMILY
  • King Ferdinand thought that perhaps Columbus would find something that could give the Spanish an opportunity to compete with their neighboring kingdom of Portugal.
  • It seems definite, on the other hand, that the Missa Sine nomine was composed for King Ferdinand, a supposition encouraged by the distich found at the head of this mass in the Verona manuscript: “Ferdinande sacer inter divos referende cantica tinctoris suscipe parva tui” “O Ferdinand, saintly enough to be counted amongst the gods, accept these little compositions by Tinctoris”. Archive 2009-06-01
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