Joanna of Castile

1479 - 1555

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Joanna I (6 November 1479 – 12 April 1555), historically known as Joanna the Mad (Spanish: Juana la Loca), was nominal Queen of Castile from 1504 to 1555. She was married by arrangement to Philip the Handsome, Archduke of Austria of the House of Habsburg, on 20 October 1496. Following the deaths of her brother, John, Prince of Asturias, in 1497, her elder sister Isabella in 1498, and her nephew Miguel in 1500, Joanna became the heir presumptive to the crowns of Castile and Aragon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joanna of Castile has received more than 2,886,969 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Joanna of Castile is the 161st most popular politician (up from 178th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Spain (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Spanish Politician.

Joanna of Castile was the first wife of King Philip II of Spain. She is most famous for being the mother of King Charles I of Spain and King Philip III of Spain.

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Among politicians, Joanna of Castile ranks 161 out of 15,710Before her are Henry III of France, Ho Chi Minh, Demosthenes, Batu Khan, Brutus the Younger, and Cyrus the Great. After her are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Mustafa I, Leonidas I, Titus, Reinhard Heydrich, and George W. Bush.

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Among people born in 1479, Joanna of Castile ranks 1After her are Hafsa Sultan, Lisa del Giocondo, Vasili III of Russia, Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Diego Columbus, Guru Amar Das, Peter Henlein, Ippolito d'Este, Francisco de Montejo, and Vallabha. Among people deceased in 1555, Joanna of Castile ranks 1After her are Pope Julius III, Pope Marcellus II, Georgius Agricola, Henry II of Navarre, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Oronce Finé, Pedro Mascarenhas, Heinrich Aldegrever, Herri met de Bles, and Thomas of Villanova.

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Among people born in Spain, Joanna of Castile ranks 21 out of 2,595Before her are Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), and Francisco Pizarro (1478). After her are Catherine of Aragon (1485), Joan Miró (1893), Maimonides (1138), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Teresa of Ávila (1515), and Saint Dominic (1170).


Among politicians born in Spain, Joanna of Castile ranks 9Before her are Francisco Franco (1892), Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503). After her are Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Charles II of Spain (1661), Philip III of Spain (1578), Arcadius (377), and Charles III of Spain (1716).