Isabella I of Castile

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Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504), was Queen of Castile (r. 1474-1504) and of Aragon (r. 1479-1504) alongside her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516). Her reign included the unification of Spain, the reconquest of Granada, sponsoring Christopher Columbus in his voyage to explore the Caribbean, and the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition.

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  • 22 Apr 1451
    Isabella I of Castile is born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain.
  • Oct 1469
    Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon are married.
  • 11 Dec 1474 - 26 Nov 1504
    Isabella I of Castile's reign over Castile.
  • 1478
    Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon create the Tribunal of Holy Office of Inquisition, or the Spanish Inquisition.
  • 1479
    Castile and Aragon are united into one kingdom.
  • 1492
    Granada is reconquered from the Muslims through Isabella I of Castile's efforts.
  • 1492
    Isabella I of Castile provides Christopher Columbus with monetary support for exploration.
  • 26 Nov 1504
    Isabella I of Castile dies in Medina del Campo, Spain.
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