Isabella the Catholic


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Noun1.Isabella the Catholic - 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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His awards and honors included the Order of Isabella the Catholic from Spain, the Order of May from Argentina, the Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and the Order of Rio Branco from Brazil.
These include The Abu Dhabi Award & Abu Dhabi Medal, Women Together Award, Puccini Festival Foundation Award, the Aspen Institute Emerging Voice Award for Cultural Stewardship, The Medal of Civil Merit of Spain, Commander of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic, the Bundesverdienstkreuz of Germany, Commendatore dell' Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta of Italy, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France, the Belgian Officer of the Order of the Crown, The Gloria Artis Medal of Poland, The Order of the British Empire, The Commander of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic (Orden de Isabel la CatElica), an honorary doctorate from the American University of Paris, and Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur of France.
President of the Association of Justice and Mercy Father Hady Aya was awarded the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, while Emile Issa, a communications strategy expert, was given the Cross of Officer of the Order of Civil Merit.