Ferdinand VII ( Spanish: Fernando VII; 14 October 1784 – 29 September 1833) was the King of Spain during the early- to mid-19th century. He reigned over the Spanish Kingdom in 1808 and again from 1813 to his death in 1833. He was known to his supporters as el Deseado (the Desired) and to his detractors as el Rey Felón (the Felon King).
Ferdinand VII, byname Ferdinand the Desired, Spanish Fernando el Deseado, (born October 14, 1784, El Escorial, Spain—died September 29, 1833, Madrid), king of Spain in 1808 and from 1814 to 1833. Between 1808 and 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars, Ferdinand was imprisoned in France by Napoleon.
Ferdinand VII was born on 14 October 1784, in the palace of El Escorial, near Madrid, to Charles IV of Spain and Maria Luisa of Parma. He was the eldest of the king’s surviving sons. He was pronounced the heir apparent when he was young. His parents and the Prime Minister Manuel Godoy excluded him from all official responsibilities.
Ferdinand VII of Spain ( b. 14 October 1784; d. 29 September 1833), king of Spain (1808–1833).
- Plots Against Godoy
- Abdication and Captivity
- Ferdinand and The Liberals
- Further Reading
Maria Antonieta soon joined Escoiquiz in his desire to overthrow Godoy, who was becoming more and more unpopular because of the inflation brought on by the war against England. Furthermore, Godoy's confiscation of clerical property had alienated the Church, and the high nobilityresented being governed by a man of humble background. Escoiquiz was ab...
On March 24 Ferdinand made his triumphal entry into Madrid, which had been occupied on the previous day by a large French force commanded by Gen. Murat. A few days later he received an invitation from Napoleon to meet with him at Bayonne. Already the French emperor had offered the throne of Spain to his brother Joseph, and Joseph had accepted it. F...
During the war against the French a group of liberal Spaniards had written the Constitution of 1812, which placed severe limitations on the power of the monarchy. Ferdinand had no intention of accepting this document, and after making sure that the army would support him, he issued a decree on May 4 restoring royal absolutism and suspending the Con...
There is no biography of Ferdinand VII available in English. Sir Charles Petrie, The Spanish Royal House (1958), is useful. For a scholarly account of the politics and economics of Spain during Ferdinand's reign see Raymond Carr, Spain, 1808-1939(1966). □
Jul 03, 2019 · English: Ferdinand VII of Spain (October 14, 1784 - September 29, 1833) was King of Spain 1808, and from 1814 to 1833. Español: Fernando VII de España, (*San Ildefonso, Segovia, 14 de octubre de 1784; † Palacio de Oriente, Madrid, 29 de septiembre de 1833) fue un rey de España entre 1814 y 1833.