JuanIIJohn II King Of Castile And LEON

Male 1405 - 1454  (49 years)


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  • Name JuanIIJohn II King Of Castile And LEON  [1, 2
    Born 06 Mar 1405  Toro Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Between 1406 and 1454  King of Castile and Leon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 22 Jul 1454  Valladolid Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Juan II (March 6, 1405 ? July 20, 1454) was King of Castile from 1406 to 1454.

      He was the son of Henry III of Castile and his wife Katherine of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt by Constance of Castile, daughter of King Pedro of Castile (aka. Pedro the Cruel). He was also great-grandson of King Edward III of England through the maternal line.

      He succeeded his father on December 25, 1406, at the age of a year and ten months, and united in his person the claims of Pedro the Cruel and of Henry of Trastamara. It was one of the many misfortunes of Castile that the long reign of John II?forty-nine years?should have been granted to one of the least capable of her kings. Juan was amiable, weak, and dependent on those about him. He had no taste except for ornament and no serious interest except in amusements such as verse-making, hunting, and tournaments.

      He was entirely under the influence of his favourite, Alvaro de Luna, until his second wife, Queen Isabella of Portugal, obtained control of his feeble will. At her instigation, he dismissed his faithful and able favorite, an act which is said to have caused him much remorse. He died on July 20, 1454, at Valladolid. By his second marriage he was the father of Isabella "the Catholic."
    Person ID I35731  Main Tree

    Father Henry III The Infirm Of CASTILE,   b. 04 Oct 1379, Burgos Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 25 and 26 Dec 1406, Toledo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Katherine Of LANCASTER,   b. 1372/3, Hertford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1418  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Between 1388 and 1393  [1
    Family ID F07088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Of ARAGON,   b. 1396,   d. Feb 1445, Villacastin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eleanora Of Castile And LEON,   d. Infancy Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Catharin Of Castile And LEON,   d. Infancy Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Henry IV King Of Castile And LEON,   b. 05 Jan 1425, Valladolid Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1474, Madrid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F07054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabel Of PORTUGAL,   b. 1430,   d. 15 Aug 1496, Averalo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Aug 1447  Madrigal Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Isabella I Queen Of Castile And LEON,   b. 23 Apr 1451,   d. 26 Nov 1504  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
     2. Alphonso Of Castile And LEON,   b. 17 Nov 1453, Tordesillas Castilla y Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1468, Castilla y Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F07064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.