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Juan, Prince of Asturias

Noble person from Spain

Juan, Prince of Asturias The Infante John, Prince of Asturias, (30 June 1478 – 4 October 1497) was the only son of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon who survived to adulthood. The name is an anglicization of the Spanish Juan, a name shared by his half-brother John, Prince of Girona, as well as many other Don Juans. John was born in Seville in 1478 to the sovereigns of Castile, Isabella I and Ferdinand V. At the time, his parents were involved in the War of Castilian Succession against Isabella's niece Joanna la Beltraneja, wife of King Afonso V of Portugal. John's birth helped consolidate Isabella's position as sovereign as she had given birth to a legitimate male heir. At the time of his birth, he had one elder sister Isabella; he was joined by Joanna, Maria and Catherine. His parents won the war against the King and Queen of Portugal. To negotiate a peace settlement with Isabella, Alfonso sent Infanta Beatrice, Duchess of Viseu. The two women met in March 1479. Beatrice was Afonso's sister-in-law and Isabella’s maternal aunt. By terms of the treaty they eventually negotiated, the Queen of Portugal was given two options: she could either wed Prince John, waiting 13 or 14 years  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1478-06-28
Place of birth
Seville
Nationality
Spain
Parents
Isabella of Castile, Ferdinand II of Aragon
Spouse(s)
Margaret of Austria Duchess of Savoy
Siblings
John Prince of Girona

Death

Date of death
1497-10-04
Place of death
Salamanca

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