Ferdinand II of Aragon

1452 - 1516

Ferdinand II of Aragon

Ferdinand II (Aragonese: Ferrando II; Catalan: Ferran II; Basque: Errando II; Spanish: Fernando II; 10 March 1452 – 23 January 1516) was King of Aragon from 1479 to his death and by marriage King of Castile (as Ferdinand V) from 1474 to 1504, reigning over a dynastically unified Spain jointly with his wife Isabella I. Ferdinand is considered de facto the first King of Spain, being described as such during his own lifetime, although Castile and Aragon remained de jure two different kingdoms until the Nueva Planta Decrees of 1716.He was called the Catholic (Spanish: el Católico). The crown of Aragon he inherited in 1479 included the kingdoms of Majorca, Sardinia, Sicily, and Valencia, as well as the Principality of Catalonia. In 1469, he married Infanta Isabella, the future queen of Castile, which was regarded as the marital and political "cornerstone in the foundation of the Spanish monarchy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand II of Aragon has received more than 2,026,940 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 226th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 223 out of 14,801Before him are Yuri Andropov, Harun al-Rashid, Odoacer, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Louis XVII of France. After him are Empress Dowager Cixi, Matthias Corvinus, Alexander III of Russia, William I, German Emperor, Yitzhak Rabin, and Louis Philippe I.

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Among people born in 1452, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 4Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Richard III of England, and Girolamo Savonarola. After him are Ludovico Sforza, Abraham Zacuto, 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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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 25 out of 1,895Before him are Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joan Miró (1893), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Maimonides (1138), Joanna of Castile (1479), and Saint Lawrence (225). After him are Saint Dominic (1170), Teresa of Ávila (1515), Francis Xavier (1506), Federico García Lorca (1898), Julio Iglesias (1943), and Catherine of Aragon (1485).


Among politicians born in Spain, Ferdinand II of Aragon ranks 10Before him are Hadrian (76), Theodosius I (340), 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), Philip III of Spain (1578), Charles II of Spain (1661), Charles III of Spain (1716), Arcadius (377), and Louis VII of France (1120).

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