Fernando II (Aragón) de Aragón
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Fernando (Aragón) de Aragón (1452 - 1516)

Fernando (Fernando II) "King of Aragón, Rey de Aragón, the Catholic" de Aragón formerly Aragón aka Trastámara
Born in Sada Palace, Sos del Católico, Kingdom of Aragónmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 19 Oct 1469 in Valladolid, Spainmap
Husband of — married 1506 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 63 in Madrigalejo, Extremadura, Kingdom of Castile and Leónmap
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Isabella I
King of Castile and León (jure uxoris)
15 January 1475 – 26 November 1504
Succeded by
Joanna I
Juan II
King of Aragon
20 January 1479 – 23 January 1516
Succeeded by
Joanna I and Carlos I
John the Great
King of Sicily
Succeeded by
Joanna I and Carlos I
Louis XII
King of Naples
Succeeded by
Joanna I and Carlos I
Catherine and John III
King of Navarre
Succeeded by
Joanna I and Carlos I
The House of Trastámara crest.
Fernando II (Aragón) de Aragón is a member of the House of Trastámara.



Fernando II, King of Aragón, The Catholic

Ferdinand is today best known for his role in inaugurating the re-discovery of the New World, since he and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. That year he also fought the final war with Granada which expunged the last Islamic state on Iberian soil, thus bringing to a close the centuries-long Reconquista. At his death he was succeeded by Joanna, who co-ruled with her son, Carlos I over all the Iberian kingdoms except Portugal.

Aragónese crown included the kingdoms of Majorca, Sardinia and Valencia, as well as the Principality of Catalonia.


Born 10 March 1452, Sada Palace, Sos del Católico, Kingdom of Aragón
Died 23 January 1516 (aged 63), Madrigalejo, Extremadura, Kingdom of Castile and León
Burial Capilla Real, Granada, Kingdom of Granada
Consort (Wives):
  1. Isabella I of Castile, married on
  2. Germaine of Foix, married on


King Ferdinand II had 7 children with Queen Isabella:

  1. Isabella (1470–1498), Princess of Asturias (1497–1498). She married first Prince Afonso, Prince of Portugal, but after his death she married his cousin Prince Manuel, the future King Manuel I of Portugal. She died in childbirth delivering her son Miguel da Paz (Michael of Peace), Crown Prince of both Portugal and Spain who, in turn, died in infancy.
  2. A Son miscarried on 31 May 1475 in Cebreros
  3. John (1478–1497), Prince of Asturias (1478–1497). He married Margaret of Habsburg (daughter of King Maximilian I). He died of tuberculosis and his posthumous child with Margaret was stillborn.
  4. Joanna I (1479–1555), Princess of Asturias (1500–1504), Queen of Castile (1504–1555), Queen of Aragon (1516–1555). She married Philip I (Philip the handsome) (son of the Emperor Maximilian I); and was the mother of King Carlos I of Spain (also known as Charles V as Holy Roman Emperor). Ferdinand made her out to be mentally unstable after the death of Philip I (Philip the handsome) and she was incarcerated by him, and then by her son, Carlos, in Tordesillas for over 50 years. Her grandson, Philip II of Spain, was crowned in 1556.
  5. Maria (1482–1517). She married King Emanuel I of Portugal, the widower of her elder sister Isabella, and was the mother of King John III of Portugal and of the Cardinal-King, Henry I of Portugal.
  6. Anna, Stillborn Daughter, twin of Maria. Born 1 July 1482 at dawn.
  7. Catalina, later known Catherine of Aragon, queen of England, (1485–1536). She married first Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of and heir to King Henry VII of England and, after Prince Arthur's death, she married his brother Henry, Duke of York, who also became Prince of Wales and then King Henry VIII. She became Queen of England and was the mother of Queen Mary I.

King Ferdinand had one son with Germaine of Foix:

  1. John, Prince of Girona, who died hours after being born on 3 May 1509.

With Aldonza Ruiz de Iborre y Alemany, a Catalan noblewoman of Cervera, he had:

  1. Alonso de Aragón (1470 – 1520). Archbishop of Zaragoza and Viceroy of Aragon.
  2. Juana de Aragón (1471 – bef. 1522). She married Bernardino Fernández de Velasco, 1st Duke of Frías.

With Toda de Larrea:

  1. María Esperanza de Aragón (1477 – 1543). Abbess of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas.

With Beatriz de Pereira:

  1. María Blanca de Aragón (1483 – 1550). Nun at Madrigal de las Altas Torres.

It is also legend that King Fernando had relations with Luisa Estrada and she had a son,Juan Alonso Sosa , who became Royal Treasurer of New Spain. However, most genealogists now agree that Juan Alonso Sosa was the son of a neighbor of the King of Aragón but he was taken in, raised among, and was in the service of the King's Court.


Almost all of the Modern and Contemporary European and Russian monarchs and royalty descended from King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella.


See also: (not sure if any of the following have been consulted or this is just a list copied from another website?)

  • Edwards, John. The Spain of the Catholic Monarchs 1474–1520. Blackwell Publishers Inc, 2000, p. xiii, pp. 1–37, pp. 38–39
  • Joseph F. O'Callaghan, A History of Medieval Spain (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1983), 24. ISBN 0-8014-9264-5. Preview of cited page available on Google Books
  • Richard Fletcher, "The Early Middle Ages, 700–1250," in Spain: A History, ed. Raymond Carr (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). ISBN 0-19-280236-4
  • Michael C. Thomsett, The Inquisition: A History (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2010), 158
  • Bernard Lewis, Cultures in Conflict: Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Age of Discovery (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), 35–6. ISBN 0-19-509026-8
  • "Who are the Sephardim?"
  • "Re: Jewish Grandmother of Ferdinand?"
  • Miles H. Davidson, Columbus then and now: a life reexamined, University of Oklahoma Press 1997, ISBN 0-8061-2934-4, p. 474.
  • De Francisco Olmos, José María: Estudio documental de la moneda castellana de Carlos I fabricada en los Países Bajos (1517), Revista General de Información y Documentación 2003, vol 13, núm.2 (Universidad complutense de Madrid), 133–153; 2002, vol 12, núm. 2, page 299. URL: L. Külső hivatkozások
  • Elliot, J. H. Imperial Spain 1469–1716. Penguin Books (New York: 2002), pg. 208. ISBN 0-14-100703-6
  • Historia general de España; Modesto Lafuente (1861), pp. 51–52.
  • Fueros, observancias y actos de corte del Reino de Aragón; Santiago Penén y Debesa, Pascual Savall y Dronda, Miguel Clemente (1866), page 64
  • Menéndez Pidal de Navascués, Faustino (2004) «Los Reyes Católicos», El escudo de España, Madrid, Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía; Ediciones Hidalguia. ISBN 978-84-88833-02-0

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King of Aragon-3 and Aragón-122 appear to represent the same person because: merging into correct name structure and profile with correct dates
posted by Robin Lee
Ferdinand ll-1 and Aragón-122 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person. Note that one is an orphan with little useful information,
posted by Peter Rohman
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Fernando II (Aragón) de Aragón is Notable.
Please replace Template:Notable tag with the sticker.
posted by Brett Bayely
posted by [Living Sälgö]
Trastámara-17 and Aragón-122 appear to represent the same person because: same dates, same name, same parents, same spouse, same children.
posted by [Living Guerra]
Trastámara-17 and Aragón-122 are not ready to be merged because: Slightly different dates
posted by Maurice LeBlanc

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