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Queen Isabella   /kwin ˌɪzəbˈɛlə/   Listen
Queen Isabella

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).  Synonyms: Isabella, Isabella I, Isabella the Catholic.

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"Queen Isabella" Quotes from Famous Books

... the origins of the groups which share in an important manner nowadays in the politics of the kingdom it is not necessary to return to a period more remote than that of the revolution of 1868. Subsequent to the expulsion of Queen Isabella at least four groups were thrown into more or less sharp relief. One was the Carlists, supporters of the claims of Don Carlos and, in respect to political principle, avowed absolutists. A second comprised the Republicans, led by Castelar, whose demand for the establishment of a republic, rejected ...
— The Governments of Europe • Frederic Austin Ogg

... candidates for the honor of Queen Isabella's hand. Louis Philippe sent his sons D'Aumale and Montpensier to Madrid to try their fortunes; but England objected strongly to an alliance which might make Spain practically a part of France. The candidature of the ...
— France in the Nineteenth Century • Elizabeth Latimer

Words linked to "Queen Isabella" :   queen, Isabella I, queen regnant, female monarch, Isabella, Isabella the Catholic

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