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Ferdinand IV of Castile

1285 - 1312

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Ferdinand IV of Castile (6 December 1285 – 7 September 1312) called the Summoned (el Emplazado), was King of Castile and León from 1295 until his death. His upbringing and the custody of his person were entrusted to his mother, Queen María de Molina, while his tutorship was entrusted to his granduncle Henry of Castile the Senator. At that time, and also for the rest of his reign, his mother tried to placate the nobility, confronted her son's enemies, and repeatedly prevented Ferdinand IV from being dethroned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand IV of Castile has received more than 281,223 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ferdinand IV of Castile is the 3,183rd most popular politician (up from 3,335th in 2019), the 268th most popular biography from Spain (up from 288th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Spanish Politician.

Ferdinand IV of Castile is most famous for being the King of Castile, León, and Aragon from 1312 to 1350. He was the son of Alfonso XI of Castile and Maria of Portugal.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand IV of Castile ranks 3,183 out of 15,577Before him are Janez Janša, Gülbahar Hatun, Xiao He, Xin Zhui, Lázaro Cárdenas, and John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer. After him are Hilderic, Georgy Chicherin, Louis, Duke of Savoy, Emperor Ōgimachi, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, and Ramiro I of Aragon.

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Among people born in 1285, Ferdinand IV of Castile ranks 2Before him is William of Ockham. After him are Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Emperor Go-Nijō, An-Nasir Muhammad, Ferrer Bassa, Elisabeth of Austria, Duchess of Lorraine, Baldwin of Luxembourg, Sancia of Majorca, Euphemia of Pomerania, Michael of Trebizond, and Al-Mustakfi I. Among people deceased in 1312, Ferdinand IV of Castile ranks 2Before him is Otto III, Duke of Bavaria. After him are Elizabeth of Carinthia, Queen of Germany, Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Toqta, John II, Duke of Brabant, Arthur II, Duke of Brittany, Isabella of Villehardouin, Ibn Manzur, Marino Zorzi, and Cecco Angiolieri.

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Among people born in Spain, Ferdinand IV of Castile ranks 268 out of 2,932Before him are Carles Puyol (1978), Eleanor of Castile (1241), Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626), Eleanor of Toledo (1522), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), and Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964). After him are Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908), Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Vicente Aleixandre (1898), Rafael Nadal (1986), Raymond of Penyafort (1175), and Abraham Abulafia (1240).


Among politicians born in Spain, Ferdinand IV of Castile ranks 94Before him are Postumus (250), Alfonso III of Aragon (1265), Reccared I (510), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), and Eleanor of Toledo (1522). After him are Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908), Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Mariano Rajoy (1955), Liuvigild (525), Sancho III of Castile (1134), and Lluís Companys (1882).