Ferdinand II Biography

King (1452–1516)
Ferdinand II was king of Aragon and king of Castile from 1479. He united the Spanish kingdoms into the nation of Spain and supported Columbus's exploration.


Ferdinand II was named king of Sicily in 1468. In 1469 he married Princess Isabella of Castile. 1475–1479 he struggled to take a firm seat in Castile. 1482–1492 was frantic for him. In the spring he directed the campaign against the kingdom of Granada, winning its final capitulation in 1492. The conquest made it possible to support Christopher Columbus' voyages. Ferdinand II died in 1516.

Fact Check

We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us!