Ferdinand the Catholic

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Noun1.Ferdinand the Catholic - 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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Historically, Catalonia was associated with the kingdom of Aragon, which was united with Spain into one country when Ferdinand II of Aragon was married to Isabella I of Castile in 1474.
In April 1492, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, after ending Muslims' rule in Spain, despatched Christopher Columbus on a sea voyage that culminated on discovery of American continent.