Person:Ferdinand VI of Spain (1)

Ferdinand VI of Spain
b.23 Sep 1713
d.10 Aug 1759
  1. Louis I of Spain1707 - 1724
  2. Philip Peter Gabriel of Spain1712 - 1719
  3. Ferdinand VI of Spain1713 - 1759
Facts and Events
Name Ferdinand VI of Spain
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Sep 1713
Marriage to Barbara of Portugal
Death[1] 10 Aug 1759
Reference Number? Q193157?

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Ferdinand VI (; 23 September 1713 – 10 August 1759), called the Learned (el Prudente) and the Just (el Justo), was King of Spain from 9 July 1746 until his death. He was the third ruler of the Spanish Bourbon dynasty. He was the son of the previous monarch, Philip V, and his first wife Maria Luisa of Savoy.

Ferdinand VI's reign proved peaceful, as he avoided involving of Spain in any European conflicts. Moderate changes to Spain were initiated under the king, including reforms of taxation, advance commerce, and the Spanish navy, as well as a ban on freemasonry. However, the last years of Ferdinand's reign were marked by mental instability, much like his direct predecessor Phillip V. Upon his death, Ferdinand was succeeded by his half-brother, Charles III.

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