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      • Ferdinand and Isabella were the monarchs whose marriage created the union of Castile and Aragon which formed the Kingdom of Spain . Because of their religious zeal, they became known as the "Catholic monarchs."
  1. Ferdinand and Isabella were the first king and queen of Spain. They were called the Catholic Monarchs because they strongly supported the Roman Catholic Church. They are also known for sending Christopher Columbus to explore the New World. Background Isabella was born on April 22, 1451. Ferdinand was born on March 10, 1452.

  2. Dec 01, 2018 · The Spain of Isabella and Ferdinand was much more powerful than its predecessor, Castile, had been in the past. Flushed with the wealth and power of her new state, Isabella intended not only to strike back, but to finish the Reconquista once and for all. The Spanish army swept into Granada, and captured the town of Alhama.

  3. On the death of Henry IV in 1474, Isabella and Ferdinand began to reign in Castile, then with the accession of Ferdinand to the throne of Aragon in 1479, the two realms were united. In its first phase their policy adhered to the tradition of relative tolerance which characterized the attitude of the kings of Christian Spain.

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    Ever hear of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile? You might remember them as a footnote in your history text books. Briefly being mentioned as the patrons of Christopher Columbus, financing his voyages to the New World. Well what if I were to tell you that they were not just some footnote, but rather two of the most significant people ...

    Now you might be wondering why, I have them on a list of the most significant people in history, so let me set the scene. In 1470, the Iberian Peninsula was divided into 5 kingdoms; Portugal, Castile, Navarre, Aragon, and Nasrid. To be as brief as possible the political situation at the time was rather complicated. Castile was pursuing closer relat...

    Now that I have gone over the history of Isabella and Ferdinand,I can explain why I chose to include on this list. The first thing that we have to take into account is that the two of them funded Columbus’s voyage to the New World. While Columbus was certainly not the first European to discover the Americas, he was the first to find gold in the new...

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