Juana la Loca

Juana la Loca

Toledo, Provincia de Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Death 11 Apr 1555 (aged 75)
Tordesillas, Provincia de Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain
Burial Granada, Provincia de Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Memorial ID 11318531 · View Source
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Spanish Royalty. Born at Toledo, the second daughter of Ferdinand II and Isabella I. She was said to have displayed remarkable intelligence as a child.In 1496, Juana was married to the archduke Philip the Handsome, son of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.The death of her only brother Juan, of her eldest sister Queen Isabella of Portugal, and then of the latter's infant son Miguel, made Juana the heiress of the Spanish kingdoms, and in 1502 the cortes of Castile and of Aragon recognized her as their future sovereign. About 1503, Juana's sanity began to slip. In November 1504 her mother's death left her queen of Castile, but as she was considered incapable of ruling. The duties of government were undertaken by her father, and then, for a short time, by her husband who served as regents. In September 1506, when her husband died, Juana apparently became completely deranged, and it became almost impossible to separate her from the corpse of her husband. The remaining years of her life were spent confined at Tordesillas, where she died inn 1555 at the age of seventy-six. She had been at various times kept in prison by her husband and by her father for ten years, and for thirty-nine years by her son.Some have questioned weather her insanity was real. Some claim she was merely imprisoned by the men in her life who wished to wield the power rightfully hers.

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