Information about King Ferdinand VII of Spain

King Ferdinand VII of Spain (14 October 1784 - 29 September 1833)

Ferdinand VII (Fernando VII de Borbón) 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 entered into civil war on his death.

King Ferdinand VII of Spain reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Fernando VII (King Ferdinand VII), first reign Flag of Spain Spain 19 March 1808 6 May 1808
Fernando VII (King Ferdinand VII), second reign Flag of Spain Spain 11 December 1813 29 September 1833
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