John II of Castile

John II of Castile

King of Castille and Leon

John II was King of Castile and León from 1406 to 1454. He was the son of Henry III of Castile and his wife Catherine of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster by Constance of Castile, daughter of King Peter of Castile.

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1405 Birth Born on March 6, 1405.
1406 1 Year Old He succeeded his father on 25 December 1406, at the age of a year and ten months, and united in his person the claims of Peter the Cruel and of Henry II. … Read More


1418 13 Years Old In 1418, John married his cousin Maria of Aragon, the oldest daughter of the king Ferdinand I of Aragon and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. … Read More


1445 40 Years Old Of all their children, only the future Henry IV of Castile survived infancy. John was widowed in 1445 and remarried to Isabella of Portugal, daughter of Infante John of Portugal, with whom he had two children:
1454 49 Years Old He died on 20 July 1454, at Valladolid. … Read More
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