Isabella I of Castile

1451 - 1504

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Isabella I (Spanish: Isabel I, 22 April 1451 – 26 November 1504) was Queen of Castile from 1474 until she died in 1504, reigning over a dynastically unified Spain jointly with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon. She was Queen of Aragon after Ferdinand ascended in 1479. Together they are known as the Catholic Monarchs.After a struggle to claim the throne, Isabella reorganized the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her half-brother King Henry IV had left behind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isabella I of Castile has received more than 4,976,394 page views. Her biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Isabella I of Castile is the 109th most popular politician (down from 107th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Spain and the 7th most popular Spanish Politician.

Isabella I of Castile was the Queen of Castile and León from 1474 until her death in 1504. She was the daughter of John II of Castile and Maria of Aragon, and she married Ferdinand II of Aragon. She was the first woman to rule Castile.

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Among politicians, Isabella I of Castile ranks 109 out of 15,710Before her are Muammar Gaddafi, Hirohito, Philip IV of France, Xerxes I, Claudius, and George Washington. After her are Pepin the Short, Murad III, Yasser Arafat, Mark Antony, Kim Jong-il, and Uthman.

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Among people born in 1451, Isabella I of Castile ranks 2Before her is Christopher Columbus. After her are Muhammad Shaybani, James III of Scotland, René II, Duke of Lorraine, Frederick of Naples, Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence, Kemal Reis, Nicolás de Ovando, and Franchinus Gaffurius. Among people deceased in 1504, Isabella I of Castile ranks 1After her are Stephen III of Moldavia, Filippino Lippi, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, John Corvinus, Frederick of Naples, Alvise Vivarini, and Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo.

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Among people born in Spain, Isabella I of Castile ranks 16 out of 2,595Before her are Diego Velázquez (1599), Averroes (1126), Hernán Cortés (1485), Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), and Philip II of Spain (1527). After her are Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joanna of Castile (1479), and Catherine of Aragon (1485).


Among politicians born in Spain, Isabella I of Castile ranks 7Before her are Carles Puigdemont (1962), Trajan (53), Francisco Franco (1892), Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), and Philip II of Spain (1527). After her are Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), and Philip III of Spain (1578).