Person:Joanna of Castile (1)

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Name[1] Joanna of Castile
Alt Name[1] Joanna "the Mad" _____
Gender Female
Birth? 6 Nov 1479 Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Alt Birth? 6 Nov 1479 Toledo. Spain
Alt Birth? 6 Nov 1479 Toledo
Alt Marriage 1494 Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Franceto Philip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León
Alt Marriage 21 Aug 1496 Lierre, Anvers, Belgiumto Philip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León
Marriage Feb 1499 Ghent, Belgiumto Philip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León
Death? 11 Apr 1555 Tordesillas, Valladolid, Castilla-Leon, Spain
Alt Death? 12 Apr 1555 In the Castle of Tordesillas. in the Province of Valladolid, Part of the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon in Central Spain.
Alt Death? 13 Apr 1555 Kasteel Tordesillas
Burial? Capilla Real, Granada, Spain
Reference Number? Q171136?

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Joanna (6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), historically known as Joanna the Mad, was the nominal Queen of Castile from 1504 and Queen of Aragon from 1516 to her death in 1555. She was married by arrangement to Philip the Handsome, Archduke of Austria of the House of Habsburg, on 20 October 1496. Following the deaths of her brother, John, Prince of Asturias, in 1497, her elder sister Isabella in 1498, and her nephew Miguel in 1500, Joanna became the heir presumptive to the crowns of Castile and Aragon. When her mother, Queen Isabella I of Castile, died in 1504, Joanna became Queen of Castile. Her father, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, proclaimed himself Governor and Administrator of Castile.

In 1506 Archduke Philip became King of Castile jure uxoris as Philip I, initiating the rule of the Habsburgs in the Spanish kingdoms, and died that same year. Despite being the ruling Queen of Castile, Joanna had little effect on national policy during her reign as she was declared insane and confined in the Royal Convent of Santa Clara in Tordesillas under the orders of her father, who ruled as regent until his death in 1516, when she inherited his kingdom as well. From 1516, when her son Charles I ruled as king, she was nominally co-monarch but remained confined until her death. Joanna's death resulted in the personal union of Spain and the Holy Roman Empire, as her son Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, also became King of Castile and Aragon.

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