Isabella I, Queen of Castile
|born on||22 April 1451 Jul.Cal. (1 May 1451 greg.) at 16:40 (= 4:40 PM )|
|Place||Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain, 41n05, 5w0|
|Timezone||LMT m5w0 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°29' 22°56 Asc. 14°57'|
Spanish royalty, the Queen of Castile called "the Catholic Queen." She was the daughter of John II of Castile by his second wife, Isabella, and granddaughter of John I of Portugal.
On the accession of her brother Henry IV, her mother took her to Arevals for education in seclusion. She married Ferdinand of Aragon 10/10/1469.
An offer of the crown of Castile was made to her by the revolutionary leaders during the civil war but she declined. In 1468 she was formally recognized by her brother as his lawful heir. Upon his death she was proclaimed Queen of Castile and Leon, 12/13/1474.
Isabel was noted for clear intellect, resolute energy and unselfish patriotism with a moral character. She cleaned up the court degradation and founded a palace school. There were, however, errors in her piety. She helped introduce the Inquisition into Castile and persecuted Jews. Through history, she may be most noted for giving credence to the scheme of Columbus of searching for the Indies and funded his journey.
Isabel died 11/24/1504 at Medina del Campo, Spain.
- parent->child relationship with Catherine of Aragon, Queen (born 16 December 1485 Jul.Cal. (25 Dec 1485 greg.))
- parent->child relationship with Juan, Prince of Asturias (born 30 June 1478 Jul.Cal. (9 July 1478 greg.))
- parent->child relationship with Juana I, Queen of Castile (born 6 November 1479 Jul.Cal. (15 Nov 1479 greg.))
- parent->child relationship with Maria of Aragon, Queen Consort of Portugal (born 29 June 1482 Jul.Cal. (8 July 1482 greg.))
- spouse relationship with Ferdinand II of Aragon (born 10 March 1452 Jul.Cal. (19 Mar 1452 greg.))
- role played of/by Weaver, Sigourney (born 8 October 1949). Notes: 1992 film "1492: Conquest of Paradise"
Petitallot quotes time recorded by the Chronicles de Valladolid. PT notes that the date of 5/1/1451 is new style, equivalent to 4/22/1451 old style.
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Ferdinand of Aragon)
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Funded Columbus)
- Notable : Famous : Royal family (Spain)
- Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women