Felipe I, King of Castile

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Felipe I, King of Castile Gender: M
born on 22 June 1478 Jul.Cal. (1 July 1478 greg.) at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14
Timezone LMT m3e14 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°13' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°28 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°17'

King of Castile Felipe I


Castilian monarch, also called Philip the Handsome and Philip the Fair, he was Duke of Burgundy from 1482 to 1506 and the first member of the house of Habsburg to be King of Castile. As the first Habsburg monarch in Spain, Felipe/Philip became the progenitor of every later monarch of Spain, even up to today.

The son of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy, Philip was less than four years old when his mother died, and upon her death, he inherited the Burgundian Netherlands. In 1496, his father arranged for him to marry Juana (English: Joanna), the second daughter of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Around the same time, Philip's sister Margaret was given in marriage to Joanna's brother Juan (English: 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 26, Philip became king jure uxoris when his mother-in-law died and Joanna succeeded her. He died only two years later, leaving his wife distraught with grief.

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 the Burgundian Netherlands and 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.

Philip and Joanna of Castile had six children, Eleanor (1498–1558), queen consort of Portugal and France; Charles V (1500–1558), king of Spain, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire; Isabella (1501–1526), queen consort of Denmark, Norway and Sweden; Ferdinand I (1503–1564), king of Bohemia and Hungary, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire; Mary (1505–1558), queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia, governor of the Spanish Netherlands; and Catherine (1507–1578), queen consort of Portugal.

Philip died suddenly at Burgos, Castile, apparently of typhoid fever on 25 September 1506, although a poisoning (assassination) was widely spoken of at the time, and is what his wife believed to be the cause of Philip's death.

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  • has other family relationship with Juan, Prince of Asturias (born 30 June 1478 Jul.Cal. (9 July 1478 greg.)). Notes: Siblings-in-law


  • Death, Mysterious 25 September 1506 Jul.Cal. (5 Oct 1506 greg.) (Age 28)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes L'histoire des Ducs de Bourgogne by Jean Chrysostome Brusle de Montpleinchamp (chez Pierre Marteau, 1689), page 22: "Il náquit à Bruges le 22 Juin de l'an 1478 à trois heures aprez midi." (Translation: He was born in Bruges on 22 June of the year 1478 at three o'clock in the afternoon).

Same data given in Histoire des Ducs de Bourgogne de la maison de Valois: Marie de Bourgogne by Amable Guillaume Prosper Brugière de Barante (Meline, 1836), page 175, "Environ trois heures au jour, dit Molinet, qui décrit complaisamment les cérémonies du baptême." (About three o'clock daytime, says [Jean] Molinet, who complacently describes the baptism ceremonies).


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (His mother died when he was 4)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Juana/Joanna, princess)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 28)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Habsburg)