Person:Fernando Leon (4)

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Fernando II , rey de Aragón
b.10 Mar 1451/2 Sos, Zaragoza, Spain
m. 1 APR 1444
  1. Fernando II , rey de Aragón - 1515/6
  2. Joanna of Aragon, Queen consort of Naples - 1517
m. 19 Oct 1505
  1. Infante don Juan de Aragón1509 - 1509
  1. Alonso de Aragón - 1520
  2. Juana de Aragón - bef 1522
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Name Fernando II , rey de Aragón
Alt Name Fernando V , rey de Castilla
Alt Name Ferdinand van Aragon
Alt Name Ferdinando III , re di Napoli
Alt Name Ferdinando II , re di Sicilia
Gender Male
Birth? 10 Mar 1451/2 Sos, Zaragoza, SpainHouse of Trastámara
Marriage 19 October 1469 Valladolid, Valladolid, Castilla-Leon, Spainto Isabella I of Castile
Marriage 19 Oct 1505 Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Franceto Germaine de Foix
Death[1] 23 Jan 1515/6 Madrigalejo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain


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Ferdinand II (10 March 1452 – 23 January 1516), called the Catholic, was in his own right the King of Sicily from 1468 and King of Aragon from 1479. As Ferdinand V he was the King of Castile in his right of his wife, Isabella I, from 1475 until her death in 1504. He was recognised as regent of Castile for his daughter and heir, Joanna, from 1508 until his own death. In 1504, after a war with France, he became King of Naples as Ferdinand III, reuniting Naples with Sicily permanently and for the first time since 1458. In 1512, he became King of Navarre by conquest after asserting a hereditary claim.

Ferdinand is today best known for his role in inaugurating the discovery of the New World, since he and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. That year he also fought the final war with Granada which expunged the last Islamic state on Spanish soil, thus bringing to a close the centuries-long Reconquista. At his death he was succeeded by Joanna, who co-ruled with her son, Charles V, over all the Iberian kingdoms (save Portugal).

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References
  1. Ferdinand II of Aragon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Fernando II, Rey de España, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Ferdinand also had children from his mistress, Aldonza Ruiz de Iborre y Alemany of Cervera. He had a son, Alfonso in 1469 who later became archbishop of Zaragoza, and a daughter Juana in 1471 who married Bernardino de Valsco, the 1st Duke of Frias.