Henry IV of Castile

  • henry iv
    henry iv of castile ruled 1454-1474.jpg
    king of castile and león
    reign22 july 1454 – 11 december 1474
    predecessorjohn ii
    successorisabella i
    born5 january 1425
    valladolid, spain
    died11 december 1474(1474-12-11) (aged 49)
    madrid, spain
    burial
    santa maría de guadalupe, extremadura, spain
    consortblanche ii of navarre
    joan of portugal
    issuejoanna, queen of portugal
    housetrastámara
    fatherjohn ii of castile
    mothermaria of aragon
    religionroman catholicism

    henry iv of castile (castilian: enrique iv) (5 january 1425 – 11 december 1474), king of castile, nicknamed "the impotent", was the last of the weak late medieval kings of castile. during henry's reign, the nobles became more powerful and the nation became less centralised.

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  • debate over his health and sexuality
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Henry IV
Henry IV of Castile ruled 1454-1474.jpg
King of Castile and León
Reign22 July 1454 – 11 December 1474
PredecessorJohn II
SuccessorIsabella I
Born5 January 1425
Valladolid, Spain
Died11 December 1474(1474-12-11) (aged 49)
Madrid, Spain
Burial
ConsortBlanche II of Navarre
Joan of Portugal
IssueJoanna, Queen of Portugal
HouseTrastámara
FatherJohn II of Castile
MotherMaria of Aragon
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Henry IV of Castile (Castilian: Enrique IV) (5 January 1425 – 11 December 1474), King of Castile, nicknamed "the Impotent", was the last of the weak late medieval kings of Castile. During Henry's reign, the nobles became more powerful and the nation became less centralised.