Isabella I Queen of Castile
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 1
Spanish royalty, the Queen of Castile called "the Catholic Queen." She was the daughter of John II of Castile by his second wife, Isabella, and granddaughter of John I of Portugal.
On the accession of her brother Henry IV, her mother took her to Arevals for education in seclusion. She married Ferdinand of Aragon 10/10/1469.
An offer of the crown of Castile was made to her by the revolutionary leaders during the civil war but she declined. In 1468 she was formally recognized by her brother as his lawful heir. Upon his death she was proclaimed Queen of Castile and Leon, 12/13/1474.
Isabel was noted for clear intellect, resolute energy and unselfish patriotism with a moral character. She cleaned up the court degradation and founded a palace school. There were, however, errors in her piety. She helped introduce the Inquisition into Castile and persecuted Jews. Through history, she may be most noted for giving credence to the scheme of Columbus of searching for the Indies and funded his journey.
Isabel died 11/24/1504 at Medina del Campo, Spain.