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Historical Figures

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Alfonso XI of Castile
(Salamanca 1311 - Gibraltar 1350). He ordered to build a royal Mudejar palace in Tordesillas, where he lived with his favourite Leonor de Guzmán.
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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 Joan, who was shut in the Royal Palace in Tordesillas for 16 years.
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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
(Gante, 1500 - Yuste, 1558). He was the most powerful european monarch; in fact, he was the owner of a great empire. He visited his mother, Joan I of Castile, in Tordesillas several times.
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Duke of Lerma
(Tordesillas, 1553 - Valladolid,1625). Francisco de Sandoval y Rojas, known as the Duke of Lerma. He was a nobleman who was born in Tordesillas. He was the right-hand man of Philip III of Spain (1598-1621).
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Joanna I of Castile
(Toledo 1479 - Tordesillas 1555). Historically known as Joanna the Mad, she was daughter of the Catholic Monarchs. she wedded to Philip ‘the Handsome’ and they had six children. She lived in Tordesillas for 46 years.
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John II of Castile
(Toro 1405 - Valladolid 1454). His court stayed in Tordesillas several times. He married Maria of Aragón, relationship of which, Henry IV will be born, and Isabella de Portugal, with whom he will have Prince Alfonso and Isabella I la Católica.
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John II of Portugal
(Lisboa, 1455 - Alvor, 1495). His parents were Alfonso V of Portugal and Isabel of Coimbra. He came to the throne in 1481. During his reign, portuguese discoveries were at the height. In 1494, he signed the Treaty of Tordesillas with Castile.
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Pedro I of Castile
(Burgos 1334 - Montiel 1369). 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 he married secretly.
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Philip I of Castile
(Brujas, 1478 - Burgos, 1506). Known as Philip ‘the Handsome’. He was the sovereign of the Netherlands (1482-1506) and king of Castile (1504-1506) because he got married to Joanna I of Castile.
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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.
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Prince Don Alfonso
(Tordesillas, 1453 - Cardeñosa, 1468). He was born 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.
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Revolt of the Castilian Communities
(1520-1522). It was uprising by citizens of Castilian communities. It was mainly stared in by industrial handmade bourgeoisie, that rised against the King Charles I and nobility's privileges.
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Santa Junta of Communities
(1520 - 1522). 'Revolutionary courts' created in Avila (1520) by citizens from Toledo involved in revolt of Comuneros, in order to draw up a joint plan of action. It was assumed the government of Castile on behalf of the Queen Joan I.
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The Catholic Monarchs
The Catholic Monarchs were the last effective representatives of Dynasty Trastámara in the kingdom of Aragon and Castile. In the times of their reign, the Court was mobile. It spent long seasons at the Royal Palace of Tordesillas.
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Trastámara dynasty
(Castilla, 1369 - 1504. Aragón, 1412 - 1516). Family of Castilian nobility that reigned in Castilla and Aragón. Henry II founded the dynasty and the Queen Joan of Castile was the last of Trastámaras.