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    Isabella I of Castile Isabella of Castile was a powerful queen who supported and funded Christopher Columbus’ many voyages and brought Castile’s crime rates to the lowest they had been in years. Isabella, daughter of Isabella of Portugal and John II of Castile was born on the 22nd of April, 1451. Sadly, her father died when she was three, leaving her half-brother, Henry IV as king (Historynet, 2016). At this time, Isabella was second in line for the throne, after her brother, Alfonso. Alfonso, however, was tricked into believing that he was the true heir to the throne, not Henry. This caused the half-brothers to clash at the second battle of Olmedo in 1467. The battle was ended in a draw. Henry agreed to name Alfonso heir to the throne, provided…

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    “The prince and the princess lived happily ever after.” Well, Ferdinand and Isabella weren't exactly a fairytale, however they were much more than a married couple in rule of Spain. Ferdinand and Isabella, together, were efficient, strong, and effective rulers. They had major contributions and influenced lives today. Sponsoring Columbus’ voyage, creating the Spanish Inquisition, uniting Spain’s largest kingdoms, and kicking the Muslims and Jews out of Spain. Their biggest impact was…

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    Ferdinand and Isabella demanded tribute from Granada, the last Muslim stronghold in Spain. The Moorish King of Granada replied in 1476 that, “The mints of Granada coined no longer gold, but steel!” The Catholic Monarchs began attacking in 1482, Ferdinand leading the armies and Isabella supplying them from the rear even though she was pregnant with her fourth child. A 50,000-man Spanish Christian army drove the Moorish King Mohammed XI out by 1492 along with all remaining Jews. Ferdinand and…

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    Ferdinand And Greed

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    in 1452 as the son of John II of Aragon. In 1468, he became the king of Sicily, an island near Italy. Before he became the king of Aragon, he married Isabella I in 1469. She was the future queen of Castile, and Ferdinand was the future king of Aragon. In 1474, Isabella inherited the throne of Castile. John II died in 1479, and Ferdinand II then rose to the throne of Aragon. This personal union established by the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella united the kingdoms or Aragon and Castile,…

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    Stockdale, 1794. Christopher Columbus with his sons, Diego and Ferdinand, and a woman, engraving by I. Stockdale, … Prints and Photographs Division/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (digital file no. LC-USZ62-106029) In 1484 Columbus began seeking support for an Atlantic crossing from King John II of Portugal but was denied aid. (Some conspiracy theorists have alleged that Columbus made a secret pact with the monarch, but there is no evidence of this.) By 1486 Columbus was firmly in Spain,…

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    Reconquista In Spain Essay

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    Many people do not know much about Spain 's history. However, like a lot of European countries that had to go through finding a nationality and trying to keep it from other countries. At one point in Spain’s history find their self-identity and take back their country from foreign invaders. Also, there were some tension between the Spanish and the Muslims that were living in Spain at the time. This could have been the domino effect that lead into the Reconquista. Here I am going to be discussing…

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    Columbus’ voyage Christopher Columbus was one of the greatest sailors to ever walk on this planet. Heck, he even has his own holiday, and he did something that no one else thought he could do. Christopher Columbus is an Italian sailor from Genoa, Italy. He wanted to do one thing, and that was to reach Asia by sailing west. Everyone just laughed at him. They thought that was ridiculous because everyone said that the world was flat and deep down in the sea that there were sea monsters. So…

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    where he fathered a second son out of wedlock. First, Columbus gained knowledge of the Atlantic currents by participating in several other African expeditions. Trade routes to the Middle East were difficult due to the Muslims making it hard to travel to India and China. Believing that traveling the Atlantic should be safer and faster, he created a plan to sail west to reach the east. Many experts disagreed with him about the earths circumference they agreed that a voyage from Europe westward…

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    Giovanni da Verrazzano Giovanni da Verrazzano was born in 1485, near Greve in Chianti, Italy. He set out his life at a young age with endless adventures until endless became “End.” He was a settled fine man with plenty of knowledge as he made himself seem. King Francis the first set him out on an exploration of the new lands. On his first voyage sent by King Francis he discovered the new york harbor. Today there is a bridge named after him. On his first expedition he had convinced the king of…

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    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoe, now known as Italy, in 1451. His father, Domenico Colombo, was a poor weaver. Columbus had three brothers and one sister. Although, very little is known about Columbus’ childhood, it is apparent that he was well-educated as he was able to speak several languages and had knowledge in classical literature.Columbus’ third voyage took more of a southern route, as he was looking for China. He came across Trinidad and Tobago, Margarita, and Grenada in July 31st,…

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