Ferdinand VII of Spain Birthday, Date of Birth

Ferdinand VII of Spain

Ferdinand VII (Spanish: Fernando; 14 October 1784 – 29 September 1833) was twice King of Spain: in 1808 and again from 1813 to his death. He was known to his supporters as the Desired (el Deseado) and to his detractors as the Felon King (el Rey Felón). After being overthrown by Napoleon in 1808 he linked his monarchy to counter-revolution and reactionary policies that produced a deep rift in Spain between his forces on the right and liberals on the left. Back in power in 1814, he reestablished the absolutist monarchy and rejected the liberal constitution of 1812. A revolt in 1820 led by Rafael de Riego forced him to restore the constitution thus beginning the Liberal Triennium: a three year period of liberal rule. In 1823 the Congress of Verona authorized a successful French intervention restoring him to absolute power for the second time. He suppressed the liberal press from 1814 to 1833 and jailed many of its editors and writers. Under his rule, Spain lost nearly all of its American possessions, and the country entered into civil war on his death.

His reputation among historians is very low. Historian Stanley Payne writes:

He proved in many ways the basest king in Spanish history. Cowardly, selfish, grasping, suspicious, and vengeful, [he] seemed almost incapable of any perception of the commonwealth. He thought only in terms of his power and security and was unmoved by the enormous sacrifices of Spanish people to retain their independence and preserve his throne.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, October 14, 1784
Place of Birth
El Escorial
Age
237
Star Sign

The October 14, 1784 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 287 day of the year. President of the United States was N/A.

If you were born on this day, you are 237 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, October 14, 2022, in 353 days. You have lived for 86,573 days, or about 2,077,772 hours, or about 124,666,374 minutes, or about seconds.

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14th of October 1784 News

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