1784 – Born on October 14th in El Escorial, Madrid. Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, the eldest son of Charles IV, King of Spain, and of his wife Maria Louisa of Parma.
1802 – Married to Maria Antonietta of the Two Sicilies.
1808 – National discontent with a feeble government produced a revolution by which he passed to the throne by the forced abdication of his father.
1814 – Became the King of Spain.
– When restored in March, on the fall of Napoleon, he had just cause to repudiate the impracticable constitution made by the cortes without his consent.
1816 – Married to Maria Isabel de Bragança.
1819 – Married to Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony.
1820-1823 – His misrule provoked a revolt, and he remained in the hands of insurgents until he was released by foreign intervention.
1829 – Married to Maria Christina of Naples.
1833 – Died on September 29th in Madrid, Spain.
– King Ferdinand VII kept a diary during the troubled years, which has been published by the count de Casa Valencia.