Profile of the Day: Isabella I of Castile

Posted April 22, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Isabella I of Castile

Do you have ancestors that hail from Spain? On this day in 1451, Isabella I of Castile was born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain. As queen of Castile and León, she and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.

In 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand sponsored Christopher Columbus‘ westward expedition to the Indies. Columbus soon discovered the New World and claimed the territory in the name of Spain. Thus began Spain’s Golden Age of exploration and colonization, a period of great prosperity and imperial supremacy for Spain.

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