Ferdinand II of Aragon

1452 - 1516

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Ferdinand II (Aragonese: Ferrando; Catalan: Ferran; Basque: Errando; Spanish: Fernando; 10 March 1452 – 23 January 1516) was the king of Aragon from 1479 until his death in 1516. As the husband of Queen Isabella I of Castile, he was also the king of Castile from 1475 to 1504 (as Ferdinand V). He reigned jointly with Isabella over a dynastically unified Spain; together they are known as the Catholic Monarchs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand II of Aragon has received more than 2,527,276 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Ferdinand II of Aragon is the 228th most popular politician (down from 223rd in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Spain and the 10th most popular Spanish Politician.

Ferdinand II of Aragon was the King of Aragon, Catalonia, Valencia, Majorca, Sicily, and Naples. He was also the King of Castile and León, as well as the joint King of Portugal. He was the son of John I of Aragon and his second wife, Juana Enríquez.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 228 out of 15,710Before him are Louis XVIII of France, Charles I of Austria, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Suleiman II, and Harald V of Norway. After him are Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Charles IX of France, Mahmud II, Lech Wałęsa, and Sulla.

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Among people born in 1452, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 3Before him are Leonardo da Vinci and Richard III of England. After him are Girolamo Savonarola, Ludovico Sforza, Abraham Zacuto, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, and Prospero Colonna. Among people deceased in 1516, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 2Before him is Hieronymus Bosch. After him are Giovanni Bellini, Vladislaus II of Hungary, Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Giuliano da Sangallo, Johannes Trithemius, Juan Díaz de Solís, John III of Navarre, Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghuri, Jacopo de' Barbari, and Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio.

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Among people born in Spain, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 25 out of 2,595Before him are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joanna of Castile (1479), Catherine of Aragon (1485), Joan Miró (1893), and Maimonides (1138). After him are Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Dominic (1170), Saint Lawrence (225), Federico García Lorca (1898), El Cid (1045), and Francis Xavier (1506).


Among politicians born in Spain, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 10Before him are Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), and Joanna of Castile (1479). After him are Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), Philip III of Spain (1578), Arcadius (377), Charles III of Spain (1716), and Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886).