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Alonso de Aragón or Alfonso de Aragón (1470 – 24 February 1520) was Archbishop of Zaragoza, Archbishop of Valencia and Lieutenant General of Aragon. Born in Cervera, he was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand II of Aragon by a Catalan noblewoman called Aldonza Ruiz de Ivorra (1452–1516). Through his father's marriage in 1469, he became the stepson of Isabel of Castile and was the half brother of Isabella, Queen of Portugal, Juan, Prince of Asturias, Joanna of Castile, Maria, Queen of Portugal, and Catherine, Queen of England. In his youth his tutor was Antonio Geraldini, brother to Alessandro Geraldini who accompanied Catherine of Aragon to England in 1501 to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales.