Person:Ferdinand VII of Spain (1)

Fernando VII de España
d.29 Sep 1833 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
m. 20 Oct 1819
Facts and Events
Name Fernando VII de España
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Oct 1784 El Escorial, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Marriage 20 Oct 1819 Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spainto Prinzessin Maria Josepha von Sachsen
Death[1] 29 Sep 1833 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Reference Number? Q186256?

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Ferdinand VII (; 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. He reestablished the absolutist monarchy and rejected the liberal constitution of 1812. He suppressed the liberal press 1814-33 and jailed many of its editors and writers. Spain plunged into civil war on his death.

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

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