Person:Philip I of Castile and León (1)

Philip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León
b.22 Jul 1478 Bruges, Flanders
d.25 Sep 1506 Burgos, Burgos, Spain
m. 18 Aug 1477
  1. Philip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León1478 - 1506
  2. Archduchess Margaret of Austria1480 - 1530
  • HPhilip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León1478 - 1506
  • WJoanna of Castile1479 - 1555
m. Feb 1499
  1. Eleanor _____, of Austria1498 - 1558
  2. Charles V _____, Holy Roman Emperor1500 - 1558
  3. Isabella of Austria1501 - 1526
  4. Ferdinand I _____, Holy Roman Emperor1503 - 1564
  5. Mary of Austria1505 - 1558
  6. Catherine of Austria1507 - 1578
  7. Catalina de Spain1507 - 1525
Facts and Events
Name Philip I "The Handsome" _____, of Castile and León
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Jul 1478 Bruges, FlandersHouse of Habsburg
Alt Marriage 1494 Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Franceto Joanna of Castile
Alt Marriage 21 Aug 1496 Lierre, Anvers, Belgiumto Joanna of Castile
Marriage Feb 1499 Ghent, Belgiumto Joanna of Castile
Death[1] 25 Sep 1506 Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Reference Number? Q157098?

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Philip of Habsburg (22 July 1478 – 25 September 1506), called the Handsome or the Fair, was Duke of Burgundy from 1482 to 1506 and the first member of the house of Habsburg to be King of Castile as Philip I.

The son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I by his first wife Mary, Philip was less than four years old when his mother died, and upon her death, he inherited the greater part of the Duchy of Burgundy and the Burgundian Netherlands as Philip IV. In 1496, his father arranged for him to marry Joanna of Castile, second daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, rulers of Aragon and Castile respectively. Around the same time, Philip's sister Margaret was given in marriage to Joanna's brother John, as part of an agreement between their fathers. Within four years after the wedding, Joanna became heir presumptive to Aragon and Castile, following the deaths of her brother, elder sister and infant nephew during that period. In 1504, aged 27, Philip became king of Castile jure uxoris when his mother-in-law died and Joanna succeeded her. He died only two years later, leaving his wife distraught with grief.

Philip was the first Habsburg monarch in Spain, and is the progenitor of every later monarch of Spain, even up to today. He died before his father, and therefore never inherited his father's territories or became Holy Roman Emperor. However, his son Emperor Charles V eventually united the Habsburg, Burgundian, Castilian, and Aragonese inheritances. Philip holds a special place in Habsburg history because he was the pivot around which the dynasty acquired a large portion of its extensive lands. By inheriting Burgundy from his mother (which included present-day Netherlands, Belgium and parts of France) and by acquiring much of Spain and its possessions in the New World by marriage to Joanna, Philip was instrumental in vastly enhancing the territories of the Habsburgs, and his progeny would dominate European history for the next two centuries.

Philip's wife Joanna was an elder sister to Catherine of Aragon, who married successively the brothers Arthur, Prince of Wales and King Henry VIII of England. He did once visit England, and the young Prince Henry was much impressed with him. Indeed, Henry is said to have regarded Philip as providing a model of leadership towards which he aspired.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Philip I of Castile and León, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Felipe I von Habsburg, Rey de Castilla, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.