Isabella I


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Is·a·bel·la I

 (ĭz′ə-bĕl′ə) Known as "Isabella the Catholic." 1451-1504.
Queen of Castile and Léon (1474-1504) who ruled jointly with her husband, Ferdinand V (king of Aragon as Ferdinand II). Their marriage united two kingdoms and inaugurated the modern Spanish state. They expelled Muslims and Jews from Spain and sponsored Christopher Columbus's voyages.
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Isabella I

n
(Biography) known as Isabella the Catholic. 1451–1504, queen of Castile (1474–1504) and, with her husband, Ferdinand V, joint ruler of Castile and Aragon (1479–1504)
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Is•a•bel•la I

(ˌɪz əˈbɛl ə)

n.
( “the Catholic” ), 1451–1504, wife of Ferdinand V: queen of Castile 1474–1504; joint ruler of Aragon 1479–1504.
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Noun1.Isabella I - the queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
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