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Ferdinand II

Ferdinand II, d. 1188, Spanish king of León (1157–88), son and successor of Alfonso VII. He invaded Castile and set up a protectorate during the minority (1158–66) of his nephew Alfonso VIII. He also fought the Moors in Estremadura. His son Alfonso IX succeeded him.

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