Ferdinand of aragon marries isabella of castile in valladolid, thus beginning a cooperative reign that would unite all the dominions of spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power. The kingdoms of aragon, castile, and portugal spent the next century consolidating their holdings, until the marriage of ferdinand ii of aragon and isabella i of castile in 1469 united the spanish crown the catholic monarchs, as ferdinand and isabella came to be known, completed the conquest of granada in 1492. Meanwhile isabella had contracted a marriage of surpassing importance in the history of spain in 1469 she married ferdinand, heir to the throne of aragon, rejecting henry iv's proposal of a marriage with the king of portugal isabella was proclaimed queen on the death of her brother, but many nobles now.
The marriage of ferdinand of aragon and isabella of castile in 1469 unified spain into a major european power the spanish co-monarchs hoped to leverage an alliance with england by marrying off their daughter, catherine of aragon first to arthur, prince of wales, and, when arthur died suddenly, then to his brother. Clever history of spain and portugal, in five duodecimos france, ferdinand of naples, john the second of aragon, and his introduction sets forth, in the first place, the gradual extension of this govern ment in its territorial limits at home , both by conquest and marriage, and abroad, by conquest over sicily, sardinia,.
Isabella i (spanish: isabel, 22 april 1451 – 26 november 1504) reigned as queen of castile from 1474 until her death her marriage to ferdinand ii of aragon became the basis for the political unification of spain under their grandson, charles i after a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganized the.