Ferdinand of Aragon


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Noun1.Ferdinand of Aragon - the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)
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Christopher Columbus sailed west in 1942 with the blessing of Isabella of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon and came back with the news of a great land but not the rich East he had predicted.
The term morris dancing derives from 'Moorish dance', which is believed to have originated in Spain when Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille pushed the Moors out of Spain.
The author underlines the fact that some experiences worked out better than others; Isabel I of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, for instance, are an example of successful joint rule.