Henry IV of Castile ( Castilian: Enrique IV; 5 January 1425 – 11 December 1474), nicknamed the Impotent, was King of Castile and León and the last of the weak late-medieval kings of Castile and León. During Henry's reign, the nobles became more powerful and the nation became less centralised.
Henry IV, byname Henry the Impotent or Henry the Liberal, Spanish Enrique el Impotente or Enrique el Liberal, (born January 25, 1425, Valladolid, Castile [Spain]—died December 11, 1474, Madrid), king of Castile from 1454 to 1474, whose reign, though at first promising, became chaotic.
One of Castile's most famous knights—and one of Spain's overall most famous heroes—was El Cid, who led the way to the Christian capture of the important city of Valencia in 1094. His real name was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, but he is far more well-known by the name that the Moors gave him, El Cid.
(later King Henry IV) 1366–1413 As Duke of Hereford: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, France ancien, 2nd and 3rd England, with a label of five points ermine (Richmond) As Duke of Lancaster and Hereford:
May 14, 1610 (aged 56) Paris France Title / Office: king (1589-1610), France king (1572-1589), Navarra House / Dynasty: house of Bourbon Notable Family Members: spouse Margaret of Valois spouse Marie de Médicis daughter Henrietta Maria son Gaston-Jean-Baptiste, duc d’Orléans, duc d’Anjou son Vendôme, César, Duke de son Louis XIII
Ferdinand and Isabella were married on Oct. 19, 1469, in Valladolid, in the Kingdom of Castile and León. They both promised to share power should either or both of them inherit a throne. When Henry IV died in 1474, Isabella became Queen of Castile and Ferdinand became the nominal king.
Henry IV of Castile: Joan of Portugal: 21 May 1455: Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque: Henry Casimir II, Prince of Nassau-Dietz: Princess Henriëtte Amalia of Anhalt-Dessau: 16 November 1683: Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels: Herman IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg: Sophie Juliane of Waldeck ...
For example, in a chapter on ‘biological kinship’, D’Avray takes his reader on a European tour, juxtaposing the marriages of Jaume II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, Henry III of England and Jeanne of Ponthieu, and Charles IV of France and Blanche of Burgundy.
The illegitimate son of Alfonso XI of Castile, Henry rebelled against his younger half brother, Peter I (Peter the Cruel), invaded Castile with French aid in 1366, and was crowned king at Burgos. Peter sought English aid, and Henry was routed by Edward the Black Prince at Najera (April 3, 1367).
About Ferdinand I the Great, King of Castile Fernando I de León, llamado «el Magno» o «el Grande» (c. 1016-León, 27 de diciembre de 1065), fue conde de Castilla desde 1029 y rey de León desde el año 1037 hasta su muerte, siendo ungido como tal el 22 de junio de 1038.