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Alfonso XI of Castile
Alfonso XI of Castile Salamanca 1311 - Gibraltar 1350 The reign of Alfonso XI was characterized by his great fortitude (he imposed to feudal nobility), and his great military skilfulness. He ordered to build a royal Mudejar palace in Tordesillas,...
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Catherine of Austria
Torquemada, 1507-Lisboa, 1578 She was the posthumous daughter of Philip el Hermoso and the only one who lived together with her mother, the Queen Joanna, who was shut in the Royal Palace in Tordesillas for 16 years. She was born in Torquemada in...
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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
In Spain was known officially as Charles I of Spain. Gante, 1500-Yuste, 1558 He was the most powerful european monarch; in fact, he was the owner of a great empire. His government was characterized by constant bankruptcies brought about by many...
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Infant Don Alfonso
Tordesillas, 1453-Cardeñosa, 1468 He was born in 1453, in the today-disappeared palace of Tordesillas. His parents were Juan II de Castilla and his second wife Isabel de Portugal. He was the youngest brother of Isabel la Católica. Due to his...
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Joanna I of Castile
Toledo 1479 - Tordesillas 1555 Historically known as Joanna the Mad, she was daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand (the Catholich Monarchs). Her mental state is one of the enigmas in Spanish history. She was born in Toledo on 6 November 1479. She was...
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John II of Castile
Toro 1405 - Valladolid 1454 His reign was characterized by his lack of character. In that period, it was a mobile Court that stayed in Tordesillas in numerous occasions during his reign, in the missing Royal Palace close to the Rio Douro,...
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John II of Portugal
Lisboa-1455-Alvor 1495 His parents were Alfonso V of Portugal, the African, and Isabel of Coimbra, princess of Portugal. He received an important civil and military training. In 1481, he comes to the throne. During his reign, portuguese...
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Pedro I of Castile
Burgos 1334-Montiel 1369 He was an controversial figure. Cruel for some, avenging for others, he spent long seasons in Tordesillas with his favorite, Maria de Padilla, with whom he maintained an intense love relationship and with whom, as he...
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Philip I of Castile
Philip the Handsome Brujas, 1478-Burgos, 1506 He was the sovereign of the Netherlands (1482-1506) and king of Castile (1504-1506) because he got married to Joanna I of Castile. He was born in Brujas in 1478 and his parents were Emperor Maximiliano...
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Pope Alexander VI
Játiva, 1431 - Roma 1503 During his term of office, the politic aspect was more significant than the ecclesiastic one. Due to his relationships and palace intrigues, his papacy was highly controversial. Rodrigo Borja or Borgia was born in Játiva...
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Revolt of the Castilian Communities
Also known as the Castilian War of the Communities, 1520-1522 It was uprising by citizens of Castilian communities that, mainly, was stared in by industrial handmade bourgeoisie from some castilian villages that rised against the King Charles I...
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Santa Junta of Communities
La Santa Junta de las Comunidades, 1520-1522 In 1520, cities of old communities in Castile created these 'revolutionary courts' in Avila. Members of the citizen committees of Castile Communities in Toledo did it on his own initiative in order to...
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The Catholic Monarchs
Isabella: Madrigal, 1451 - Medina del Campo, 1504 Ferdinand: Sos, 1452 - Madrigalejo, 1516 The Catholic Monarchs is the title with which are known historically Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon, granted by the Pope...
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Trastámara dynasty
Castilla 1369-1504. Aragón 1412-1516 Trastámara was the name of a family of Castilian nobility that reigned in Castilla and Aragón. Henry II founded the dynasty. His father, the king Alfonso XI de Castilla, gave him the county of Trastamara in...