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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of Castile and León (1474–1504) who ruled jointly with his wife, Isabella I. He was also king of Sicily (1468–1516) and Aragon (1479–1516) as Ferdinand II and of Naples (1504–1516) as Ferdinand III. Ferdinand and Isabella united two kingdoms with their marriage and inaugurated the modern Spanish state. They expelled Muslims and Jews from Spain and sponsored Christopher Columbus's voyages.

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  • noun the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)

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