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September 23, 1713


Philip V of Spain (father)
Maria Luisa of Savoy (mother)
Barbara of Portugal (wife)


King of Spain[1]

Also known as

The Learnt


Kingdom of Spain
The Spaniard
Spanish royal palace

Behind the scenes
First appearance

On Stranger Tides

Latest appearance

On Stranger Tides


Sebastian Armesto

"I have a report. The Spanish have located the Fountain of Youth. I will not have some melancholy Spanish Monarch—a Catholic—gain eternal life!"
King George II[src]

Ferdinand VI (Spanish: Fernando VI), sometimes referred to as the Learnt, was King of Spain during the 18th century. He was the third member of the Spanish Bourbon dynasty. A few years after Ferdinand's accession to the throne, an old castaway was rushed to the royal palace. The castaway presented King Ferdinand with the logbook of the Santiago, which told of explorer Ponce de Leon's fabled discovery of the long-lost Fountain of Youth. Upon this unorthodox discovery, Ferdinand sent his most trusted agent, The Spaniard, to find the Fountain and destroy it.


Early lifeEdit

Some time after his accession to the throne of Spain in 1746, King Ferdinand took residence the royal palace in Cádiz, Spain.

Quest for the Fountain of YouthEdit

"No, I told you! Ponce de León died two hundred years ago."
"Aye, but he died searching for something, didn't he?"
"The Fountain of Youth...How soon can you sail?"
"With the tide.
Captain, Fisherman, King Ferdinand and The Spaniard[src]

In 1750, two fishermen arrived to Ferdinand's royal palace with an old sailor who claimed to have sailed with Ponce de León, a Spanish Conquistador who died two hundred years ago in search for the Fountain of Youth. The sailor gave Ferdinand a logbook of Ponce de León's ship, the Santiago. Looking through the contents of the logbook, Ferdinand discovered an archaic symbol in one of its pages. Right then, he realized that the legends of the Fountain of Youth were true.[2]


Ferdinand in his palace.

A devoted Catholic, Ferdinand believed that only a soul should be immortal, not the human body. Realizing how great a damage could occur for the Catholic Church if the Fountain was discovered, he sent his most trusted agent, known as "The Spaniard", to find and destroy the Fountain. Ferdinand gave the Spaniard three galleons and a loyal crew for the task.[2]

Some time later, King George II would learn of the Spanish's discovery through his ministers and attempted to recruit Captain Jack Sparrow to guide an expedition to the Fountain, which soon failed in the pirate's escape. But King George didn't realize that Ferdinand sent his men to destroy the Fountain, rather than to gain immortality. In the end, Ferdinand's plan was successful, and the Fountain was destroyed by the Spaniard's men.[2]

Behind the ScenesEdit


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