Hello, my name is queen Isabella. I was born in 1451 in the Spanish kingdom of Castile. I am best remembered for helping unify Spain and for sponsoring the voyages of Christopher Columbus. I died in 1504.
Ferdinand and I actively encourage exploration. Isabella gave her support to Christopher Columbus , an Italian who proposed to find a new sea route to Asia.
I was the daughter of the kind of Castile. I was highly intelligent, strong willed, and a devoted Catholic. When I was little I received little education so in adulthood I educated myself by learning Latin.
I was a forceful woman who could hold her own in court politics.
In 1469 I married Ferdinand of Aragon, prince of the other major kingdom of Spain at the time. 5 years later my brother died after he became king so I became queen of Castile.
Ferdinand and I also sought to further unify Spain as a Catholic Country. Jews who refused to convert to Catholicism were forced to leave the country.