Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Ferdinand III of Castile Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Feast day: May 30th
Representation and Imagery: shown as King of Castile with his royal insignia, the crown and the orb. In his right hand, he holds a flag.
Patron Saint of Engineers
Ferdinand was born near Salamanca as the son of King Alfonso IX and his wife Berengaria. At the young age of eighteen, he was made king of Castile and his mother advised him. Ferdinand married Beatrice, the daughter of Philip King of Germany, and had ten children with her. In 1225, he successfully held back islamic invaders. During his reign, he founded several hospitals, churches, monasteries and conquered Seville and Cordoba. Ferdinand died in 1252 due to a prolonged illness.