Isabella the Catholic


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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In literature:

Magdalen, in her younger days, had been maid of honour and favourite to the Catholic queen Isabella.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Ferdinand and Isabella (the Catholic king), 87, 144, 189.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Honor to the lady, Queen Isabella the Catholic.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
When prosperity came again to Burgos, as to many other Spanish cities, it was owing to the wise enactments of Isabella the Catholic.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
By both father and mother he claimed a descent from Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic of Spain.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
This was a noble building, erected by the good Queen Isabella the Catholic, not long after the Conquest.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
Juana, daughter of Isabella the Catholic, 68.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
In 1859, the order of knighthood and Commander of the First Class of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic, from Isabella II.
"Famous Men of Science" by Sarah K. Bolton
The bedroom of Isabella the Catholic adjoins the Comedor.
"The Story of Seville" by Walter M. Gallichan
Upon the fall of Granada the Catholic zeal of Ferdinand and Isabella insisted upon the conversion of the Moors of that province.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence