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Joanna Trastamara (1479 - 1555)

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Joanna "Juana The Mad, Juana la Loca" Trastamara
Born in Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spainmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Lierre, Anvers, Belgiummap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tordesillas, Spainmap
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Joanna Trastamara is a member of the House of Trastámara.
Isabella I and Ferdinand V
Queen of Castile and León (Castilla y León)
26 November 1504 –12 April 1555
Succeded by
Ferdinand II, V (1504–1506; 1507–1516); Philip I (1506); Carlos (1516–1555)
Ferdinand II
Queen of Aragon
23 January 1516 –12 April 1555
Succeded by
Carlos I
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Joanna the Mad ~ Juana la Loca ~ Queen of Castile; (Princess of Asturias and Girona)

Born 6 November 1479, Toledo, Spain
Married on 20 October 1496 in Lier, north of present-day Brussels
Spouse Philip I (the Handsome), Duke of Burgundy
House Trastámara
Father: Ferdinand II of Aragon
Mother: Isabella I of Castilla
Religion Roman Catholicism
Died 12 April 1555 (aged 75), Tordesillas, Spain
Burial Capilla Real, Granada, Spain
Joanna, Queen of Castile[1][2][3]

Between 1498 and 1507, she gave birth to six children: two emperors and four queens

  1. Eleanor (15 November 1498-25 February 1558), Queen of Portugal, and France
  2. Carlos I, V (24 February 1500-21 September 1558), Holy Roman Emperor
  3. Isabella (18 July 1501-19 January 1526), Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  4. Ferdinand I (10 March 1503-25 July 1564), Holy Roman Emperor
  5. Mary (18 September 1505-18 October 1558), Queen of Hungary and Bohemia
  6. Catherine (14 January 1507-12 February 1578), Queen of Portugal


  1. Family Line.ged on 01 March 2011. S155.Ancestry Family Trees
  2. 104-B.ged on 12 September 2010.
  3. Joanna was a passionate woman, but she obsessed over her husband. Her behavior led to her permanent incarceration. Some postulate that she was perfectly sane... but cast as mentally ill to usurp her throne.

Fueros, observancias y actos de corte del Reino de Aragón; Santiago Penén y Debesa, Pascual Savall y Dronda, Miguel Clemente (1866), page 64

Gelardi, p.61

Calendar State Papers Spain, vol. 1 (1862), no. 436". 22 June 2003

marcalcide. "The marriage of Philip I of Castile".

Cortes de los antiguos reinos de León y de Castilla; Manuel Colmeiro (1883)".

Estudio documental de la moneda castellana de Juana la Loca fabricada en los Países Bajos (1505–1506); José María de Francisco Olmos, page 303 Archived 14 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine

Aram, Bethany. (1998) "Juana 'the Mad's' Signature: The Problem of Invoking Royal Authority, 1505-1507" Sixteenth Century Journal, 29(2), 331-358. doi:10.2307/2544520

María A. Gómez; Santiago Juan-Navarro; Phyllis Zatlin (2008), Juana of Castile: history and myth of the mad queen (illustrated ed.), Associated University Presse, pp. 9, 12–13, 85, ISBN 9780838757048

Seaver, Henry Latimer (1966) [1928], The Great Revolt in Castile: A study of the Comunero movement of 1520–1521, New York: Octagon Books, p. 359

« Il n'y a pas de jour, écrivait-il, que nous ne nous occupions de l'affaire de la messe. » (Letter from marquis de Dénia, 3 July 1518).

Jeff Johnson Travis Wagner
Maurice LeBlanc, Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2017.

Further Reading


W. H. Prescott, Hist. of Ferdinand and Isabella (1854)
Rosier, Johanna die Wahnsinnige (1890)
H. Tighe, A Queen of Unrest (1907).
R. Villa, La Reina doña Juana la Loca (1892)
Bethany Aram, Juana the Mad: Sovereignty and Dynasty in Renaissance Europe (Baltimore, Johns Hopkins UP, 2005).
Adriana Assini, Le rose di Cordova, Scrittura & Scritture, Napoli 2007

Other Sources

Miller T. The Castles and the Crown. Coward-McCann: New York, 1963
Aram, Bethany, "Juana "the Mad's" Signature: The Problem of Invoking Royal Authority, 1505- 1507", Sixteenth Century Journal
Elliott, J.H., Imperial Spain, 1469–1716
de Francisco Olmos, José María: Estudio documental de la moneda castellana de Juana la Loca fabricada en los Países Bajos (1505–1506), Revista General de Información y Documentación 2002, vol 12, núm.2 (Universidad complutense de Madrid).
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).
Juan-Navarro, Santiago, Maria Gomez, and Phyllis Zatlin. Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen. Newark and London: Bucknell University Press, 2008.

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On 27 Nov 2016 at 07:42 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 27 Nov 2016 at 07:40 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 26 Jan 2015 at 06:20 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Of Castile-93 and Trastamara-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, is the same person

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