Henry IV of Castile

Henry IV of Castile

King of Castile
Born Jan 5, 1425

Henry IV, King of the Crown of Castile, nicknamed the Impotent (ruled 1454–1474), was the last of the weak late medieval kings of Castile. During Henry's reign the nobles increased in power and the nation became less centralised.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Henry IV of Castile.


1425 Birth He was born in 1425 in the Casa de las Aldabas (since destroyed) in Theresa Gil street of Valladolid. … Read More


1440 15 Years Old In 1440, at the age of fifteen, he was married to Blanche II of Navarre. … Read More
1444 19 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1444, Henry became Prince of Asturias.


1445 20 Years Old He won the First Battle of Olmedo in 1445, defeating the Infantes of Aragon. … Read More
1450 25 Years Old Charles was heir to Navarre, and he revolted against his father in 1450 when he refused to cede the throne of Navarre.
1453 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The favouritism of Álvaro de Luna ended with his arrest and execution in 1453. … Read More


1455 30 Years Old In 1455, Henry married Joan of Portugal, sister of Afonso V of Portugal. After six years of marriage, in 1462, she gave birth to a daughter, Joan, nicknamed "La Beltraneja". … Read More


1474 50 Years Old Henry died in 1474 and was buried at Santa María de Guadalupe, next to his mother. … Read More
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