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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They say the region has never been a fit with Spain from the moment the Mediterranean naval and trading state was unified with the Iberian powerhouse through the marriage in 1479 of Queen Isabella of Castille and King Ferdinand of Aragon.
The impetus for the conquest of Granada occurred in 1469, when King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile married.
Her marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon united two kingdoms, a royal partnership in which Isabella more than held her own.
Inspired by Joan of Arc, she seized control of Castile and Le n in 1474 over her husband Ferdinand of Aragon, ending a 24-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians and forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean sea, while laying the foundation for a unified Spain and negotiating for Spanish control over much of the New World with the aid of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI.
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.
Specifically, it was named after la Reyna Isabela la Catolica who, along with King Ferdinand of Aragon, liberated Spain in 1492 from the Moors who had controlled the southern peninsula for centuries.