Isabella of Austria

1501 - 1526

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Isabella of Austria (Isabel; 18 July 1501 – 19 January 1526), also known as Elizabeth, was born an Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile from the House of Habsburg, and subsequently became Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, under the Kalmar Union, as the wife of King Christian II. She was the daughter of King Philip I and Queen Joanna of Castile and the sister of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. She ruled Denmark as regent in 1520. Her upbringing, overseen by her aunt Archduchess Margaret, was marked by a comprehensive education in Mechelen under the guidance of notable humanists like Juan Luis Vives and Adrian of Utrecht. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isabella of Austria has received more than 432,733 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Isabella of Austria is the 86th most popular companion (up from 88th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 54th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Companion.

Isabella of Austria is most famous for being the queen consort of Philip II of Spain.

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Among companions, Isabella of Austria ranks 86 out of 784Before her are Julia the Elder, Athaliah, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, Isabella of France, Gülfem Hatun, and Astrid of Sweden. After her are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Anne of Kiev, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Katharina von Bora, Guinevere, and Julia Domna.

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Among people born in 1501, Isabella of Austria ranks 4Before her are Anne Boleyn, Gerolamo Cardano, and Pope Marcellus II. After her are Garcilaso de la Vega, Bairam Khan, Queen Munjeong, Yi Hwang, Leonhart Fuchs, Sahib I Giray, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, and Ivan Susanin. Among people deceased in 1526, Isabella of Austria ranks 4Before her are Juan Sebastián Elcano, Louis II of Hungary, and Vittore Carpaccio. After her are Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Scipione del Ferro, Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, Ibrahim Lodi, Rodrigo de Triana, Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, Elisabetta Gonzaga, and Shō Shin.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Isabella of Austria ranks 52 out of 1,190Before her are Henri La Fontaine (1854), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Jules Bordet (1870), Simon Stevin (1548), Margaret of Parma (1522), and Julio Cortázar (1914). After her are Adolphe Sax (1814), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Pepin of Landen (585), Django Reinhardt (1910), Jacob Jordaens (1593), and François Englert (1932).

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