Person:Fernando Leon (4)

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
  • HFernando II , rey de Aragón - 1515/6
  • W.  Luisa Estrada (add)
  1. Alonso de Estrada - bet 1533 and 1537
Facts and Events
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
Reference Number? Q12860?

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Ferdinand II (; ; ; ; 10 March 1452 – 23 January 1516), called the Catholic, was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death. His marriage in 1469 to Isabella, the future queen of Castile, was the marital and political "cornerstone in the foundation of the Spanish monarchy." As a consequence of his marriage to Isabella I, he was de jure uxoris King of Castile as Ferdinand V from 1474 until her death in 1504. At Isabella's death the crown of Castile passed to their daughter Joanna, by the terms of their prenuptial agreement and her last will and testament. Following the death of Joanna's husband Philip I of Spain, and her alleged mental illness, Ferdinand was recognized as regent of Castile 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. In 1506 he married Germaine of Foix of France, but Ferdinand's only son and child of that marriage died soon after birth; had the child survived, the personal union of the crowns of Aragon and Castile would have ceased.

Ferdinand had a role in inaugurating the first European encounters in the future Americas, since he and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), in 1492. That year was the final victory in the war with Granada which defeated the last Muslim state in Iberia and all of Western Europe. This brought to a close the centuries-long Christian reconquest of Iberia. For that Christian victory, Pope Alexander VI, born in the Kingdom of Valencia, awarded the royal couple the title of Catholic Monarchs. At Ferdinand's death Joanna's son, Ferdinand's grandson, Charles I, who was co-ruler in name over all the several Iberian kingdoms except for Portugal, succeeded him, making Charles the first King of Spain. However, during the regency of Ferdinand, many called him the King of Spain as distinct from his daughter Joanna, “queen of Castile”.

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  1. Ferdinand II of Aragon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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.