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King of Sicily from 1468 and King of Aragon from 1479 until his death. As a consequence of his marriage to Isabella I, he was King of Castile as Ferdinand V from 1474 until her death in 1504. He was recognised as regent of Castile for his daughter and heir, Joanna, from 1508 until his own death. In 1504, after a war with France, he became King of Naples as Ferdinand III, reuniting Naples with Sicily permanently and for the first time since 1458. In 1512, he became King of Navarre by conquest. Ferdinand is today best known for his role in inaugurating the discovery of the New World, since he and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
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03/31/1492-Queen Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon sign decree expelling Jews from Spain
07/31/1492-Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I 
05/31/1495-Emperor Maximilian I, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, and Isabella I and Venice sign anti-French Holy League
01/31/1504-By the Treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon
10/05/1511-Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League -- Pope Julius II/Germany/ Ferdinand II of Aragon/Venice/Swiss 
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Catherine of Aragon Arthur. The daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, Catherine was three years old when she was...
Isabella I
Queen of Castile. She was married to Ferdinand II of Aragon. Their marriage became the basis for the political unification of Spain under...
King Louis XII
...of Naples, Louis faced a new coalition gathered by Ferdinand II of Aragon and was forced to cede Naples to Spain in 1504. ...
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