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Juana la Loca
Birth: Nov. 6, 1479
Toledo
Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Death: Apr. 11, 1555
Tordesillas
Castilla y León, Spain

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. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
   Fernando V (1452 - 1516)
   Isabella I (1451 - 1504)
 
 Spouse:
   Philip I (1478 - 1506)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor of Austria (1498 - 1558)*
   King Carlos I (1500 - 1558)*
   Elizabeth (1501 - 1526)*
  Ferdinand I of Habsburg (1503 - 1564)*
   Maria of Hungary (1505 - 1558)*
   Catherine of Castile (1507 - 1578)*
 
 Siblings:
  Isabella Princess Of Asturias (1470 - 1498)*
   Juan, Prince Of Asturias (1478 - 1497)*
   Juana la Loca (1479 - 1555)
  Maria Of Aragon (1482 - 1517)*
   Katharine of Aragon (1485 - 1536)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Royal Chapel of Granada
Granada
Provincia de Granada
Andalucia, Spain
 
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Originally Created by: Iola
Record added: Jul 09, 2005
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Juana la Loca
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- R I P
 Added: Dec. 14, 2014
I wish historians would not call you "The Mad". I don't believe you were insane.
- Margie Bizer
 Added: Dec. 8, 2014

- Nancy in Michigan
 Added: Oct. 25, 2014
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