Spanish History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 778

  • 0694-11-09 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery
  • 0711-07-09 Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain
  • 0756-05-15 Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova, Spain
  • 0939-08-06 Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors
  • 1212-06-20 French & Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
  • 1212-07-16 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Muslim power in Spain
  • 1229-04-12 Queen Blanche of Castile & Earl Raymond VII of Toulouse sign peace
  • 1229-04-23 Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres
  • 1248-11-23 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 1250-04-15 Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova, Spain, request to build a synagogue
  • 1252-07-01 King Alfonso X "el Sabio" of Castile/Leon crowned
  • 1291-11-28 Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I of England, dies in Northamptonshire. Crosses are erected where her body rests on the way to London.
  • 1293-05-20 King Sancho IV of Castile creates the Study of General Schools of Alcalá.
  • 1340-10-30 Battle of Rio Salado Battle (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Marīnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula
  • 1355-05-07 1,200 Jews of Toledo, Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
  • 1367-04-03 Battle of Navarrete [Nájera], La Rioja, Castile: alliance of King Peter of Castile and the English defeats Count Henry of Castile
  • 1369-03-14 Battle of Montiel: Pedro of Castile with support from England is defeated by an alliance between the French and his half-brother Henry II
  • 1391-03-15 Anti-Semite monk in Seville, Spain stirs up people to attack Jews
  • 1391-06-04 Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds & sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery
  • 1391-06-06 Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacres 5,000 Jews
  • 1429-01-10 Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1461-08-10 Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquisition in Spain
  • 1474-12-12 Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon
  • 1479-03-06 Treaty of Alcaçovas: Portugal gives the Canary Islands to Castile in exchange for claims in West Africa
  • 1479-09-04 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
  • 1483-10-17 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
  • 1489-12-04 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
  • 1491-11-25 The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins
  • 1492-01-16 The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.
  • 1492-03-31 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Aragon issue the Alhambra Decree which expels Jews from their Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon

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1492-04-17 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1492-04-30 Spain announces it will expel all Jews

CommunicationSanta María

1492-08-03 Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with three ships, Santa María, Pinta and Niña from Palos de la Frontera, Spain for the "Indies"

  • 1492-10-28 Christopher Columbus sights Cuba and claims it for Spain under the name "Juana"
  • 1492-11-15 In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
  • 1492-12-26 1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in the New World is founded by Christopher Columbus
  • 1493-01-16 Christopher Columbus leaves the New World and sets sail for Spain
  • 1493-01-19 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
  • 1493-03-15 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World
  • 1493-05-04 Spanish Pope Alexander VI divides America between Spain and Portugal
  • 1494-06-07 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa
  • 1499-07-26 Spanish conquistador Alonso de Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
  • 1501-11-04 Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
  • 1502-05-09 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his 4th and final trip to the New World
  • 1503-01-20 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
  • 1503-04-28 Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France
  • 1503-10-30 Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
  • 1503-12-29 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces
  • 1504-03-31 France & Spain sign truce
  • 1504-09-13 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
  • 1504-10-12 Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament

  • 1511-11-17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster
  • 1512-12-27 Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World

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1513-04-02 Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1513-09-25 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean
  • 1513-10-07 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
  • 1516-08-13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
  • 1519-08-15 Panama City founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila

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1519-09-20 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)

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1520-06-30 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1521-04-22 French King Francois I declares war on Spain

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1521-08-13 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1521-11-19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
  • 1522-02-07 Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish and Austrian Branches
  • 1522-04-27 Battle of Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian force is decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army
  • 1522-05-25 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
  • 1522-09-06 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.
  • 1522-09-08 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)
  • 1524-10-26 Spanish troops give Milan to France
  • 1526-03-17 French King Francois I freed from Spain
  • 1526-03-26 King Francois I returns Spanish captivity to France
  • 1527-05-06 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
  • 1527-05-17 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive
  • 1528-04-15 Pánfilo the Narváez, Spanish conquistador arrives in Florida with 350 men to a hostile reception from native indians
  • 1528-09-28 Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
  • 1528-11-06 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas
  • 1529-04-22 Treaty of Saragosa: Spain and Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
  • 1529-06-21 Battle of Landriano: Imperial-Spanish forces under Don Antonio de Leyva, Duke of Terranova, beat a French army under Francis de Bourbon, Comte de St. Pol
  • 1534-12-06 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish
  • 1538-07-25 The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.

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1539-05-30 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto

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1542-06-27 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sets sail from the Mexican port of Navidad to explore the west coast of North America on behalf of the Spanish Empire

Conquistador and Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Conquistador and Explorer
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
  • 1542-08-24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
  • 1542-09-28 Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay, naming it San Miguel and claims it for Spain
  • 1542-11-22 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
  • 1552-07-17 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
  • 1553-12-25 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.
  • 1555-04-17 Siena surrenders to Spanish troops
  • 1555-10-21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king

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1556-01-16 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V appoints his son Philip II, King of Spain

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

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1556-09-13 Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1556-09-15 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain
  • 1556-10-17 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
  • 1557-08-10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)
  • 1558-07-13 Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
  • 1558-08-24 Battle of Gravelines: English fleet beats Spanish
  • 1558-12-29 Charles V, King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, buried in El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • 1559-04-03 Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 732

  • 0039-11-03 Lucan, Latin poet (Bellum Civile), born in Cordova, Spain
  • 0994-11-07 Muhammad ibn Hazm, Andalusian historian, jurist and author of Islamic Spain, born in Córdoba, Caliphate of Córdoba (d. 1064)
  • 1162-10-13 Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)
  • 1188-03-04 Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)
  • 1221-11-23 Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)
  • 1285-12-06 King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)
  • 1293-03-08 Beatrice of Castile, queen of Portugal (d. 1359)
  • 1311-08-13 King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
  • 1334-01-13 King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)

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1334-08-30 Pedro, the Cruel, Spanish King of Castilia and Leon, born in Burgos, Spain (d. 1369)

King of Castille and Leon Peter the Cruel
King of Castille and Leon
Peter the Cruel
  • 1350-01-23 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)
  • 1358-01-20 Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)
  • 1358-08-24 King John I of Castile (1379-90), born in Épila, Spain (d. 1390)
  • 1379-10-04 King Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
  • 1398-08-19 Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)
  • 1405-03-06 King John II of Castile (d. 1454)
  • 1428-05-03 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (d. 1495)
  • 1431-01-01 Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)
  • 1451-04-22 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Christopher Columbus, who initiated the Spanish Inquisition with husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, born in Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain (d. 1504)

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1451-10-30 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, born in the Republic of Genoa on or just before this date (d. 1506)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1453-09-01 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)

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1460-04-08 Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, born in Santervás de Campos, Castile, Spain (d. 1521)

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • 1478-07-22 Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)
  • 1479-11-06 Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castile (1504-20), born in Toledo, Spain (d. 1555)

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1485-12-16 Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1536)

Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon
  • 1491-12-24 Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)
  • 1492-03-06 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer
  • 1498-11-30 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)

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1500-02-24 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), born in Ghent, Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1558)

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1503-10-23 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)
  • 1507-01-14 Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • 1507-10-29 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)
  • 1510-10-28 Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)
  • 1511-09-29 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • 1515-03-28 Teresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint, born in Gotarrendura, Ávila (d. 1582)
  • 1515-09-08 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)

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1527-05-21 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1528-06-21 Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (1603)
  • 1534-04-07 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1535-06-24 Joan of Spain, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1573)
  • 1539-01-07 Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
  • 1542-06-24 St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)
  • 1543-10-23 Juan de la Cueva, Spanish dramatist
  • 1545-02-24 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • 1545-07-08 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II
  • 1547-02-24 Jan of Austria, Spanish military man/land guardian of the Netherland
  • 1547-04-13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1568)
  • 1548-01-05 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1549-11-01 Anna of Austria, fourth wife of Philip II of Spain (d. 1580)
  • 1550-09-10 Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander (d. 1615)

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1558-11-06 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd
  • 1561-07-11 Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)
  • 1561-09-10 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1634)
  • 1562-11-25 Lope Felix de Vega, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1566-08-12 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
  • 1567-10-10 Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)
  • 1567-11-01 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)
  • 1577-11-25 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer and admiral (captured Spanish silver fleet), born in Delft (d. 1629)
  • 1578-04-14 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)
  • 1579-08-01 Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer
  • 1580-09-14 Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)
  • 1583-11-24 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • 1586-12-29 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
  • 1587-01-06 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
  • 1587-12-25 Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)
  • 1589-02-05 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • 1591-01-12 José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)
  • 1598-11-07 Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter, born in Fuente de Cantos, Spain (d. 1664)
  • 1599-03-22 Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish painter (Charles I of England), born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1599-06-06 Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)
  • 1599-11-11 Ottavio Piccolomini, Italian/Spanish marshal
  • 1600-01-17 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, born in Madrid (d. 1681)
  • 1601-01-08 Baltasar Gracián, Spanish writer, born in Belmonte de Calatayud (d. 1658)
  • 1601-03-19 Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • 1601-12-25 Jose Ximenez, Spanish composer, born in Zaragoza (d. 1672)
  • 1602-04-02 Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan
  • 1602-11-22 Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
  • 1605-04-08 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
  • 1606-05-23 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
  • 1606-08-18 Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary, born in El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (d. 1646)
  • 1607-10-04 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • 1609-05-16 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, born in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (d. 1641)
  • 1611-06-22 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, born in Daroca, Spain (d. 1679)
  • 1613-11-06 Luis de Garay, Spanish composer, born in Villa de Veteta (d. 1673)
  • 1618-01-01 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish Baroque artist [baptized]
  • 1621-09-05 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble, born in Elda, Spain (d. 1694)
  • 1624-12-22 Tomas Micieres, Spanish composer (d. 1662)
  • 1629-04-07 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • 1630-03-24 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, born in Logro, Old Castile (d. 1699)
  • 1634-11-30 Andres de Sola, Spanish composer, born in Tudela (d. 1696)
  • 1635-01-08 Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
  • 1635-12-24 Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain (d. 1696)

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1638-09-10 Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France, born in El Escorial, Spain (d. 1683)

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1643-03-28 Jose Solana, Spanish composer and organist, born in Sieso, Huesca province (d. 1712)
  • 1661-11-06 Charles II of Spain, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), born in Royal Alcazar of Madrid, Spain (d. 1700)
  • 1662-04-26 Maria Luisa of Orleans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1689)
  • 1664-05-31 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
  • 1667-10-28 Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
  • 1669-02-01 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, born in Villarroya de la Sierra (d. 1723)
  • 1676-10-08 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, born in Casdemiro, Spain (d. 1764)

Famous Weddings

  • 1469-10-17 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries Princess Isabella of Castile

HeartWedding of Interest

1560-01-31 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1599-04-18 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

1660-06-09 French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

1764-08-05 Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II (17) weds queen Maria Luisa of Spain (18) in Innsbruck, Austria

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 1962-05-14 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
  • 1964-04-29 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
  • 1995-03-18 Spanish princess Elena (31) weds Jaime de Marichalar y Saenez Tejada (31) at the Seville Cathedral in Seville, Spain
  • 2004-05-22 Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
  • 2006-04-08 Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain
  • 2006-04-08 Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
  • 2006-05-19 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain
  • 2006-06-10 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain
  • 2006-07-22 Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
  • 2007-04-14 Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
  • 2007-04-30 "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo
  • 2010-06-05 "Bond girl" actress Gemma Arterton (24) weds Stefano Catelli (37) at a secret ceremony at the hilltop village of Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain
  • 2010-08-23 Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain
  • 2010-12-28 "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth (27) weds spanish actress Elsa Pataky (34) in Indonesia
  • 2012-05-23 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona
  • 2013-06-08 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • 2014-06-14 Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain
  • 2015-08-19 World famous tenor Russell Watson (48) weds girlfriend Louise Harris in Spain
  • 2016-05-28 The daughter of the duke of Wellington Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley weds financier Alejandro Santo Domingo (39) in Íllora, Spain

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 398

  • 0388-08-28 Magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed
  • 0395-01-17 Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49
  • 0859-03-11 Eulogius of Cordoba, Spanish Bishop and Christian Martyr
  • 1022-12-20 Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)
  • 1065-12-27 Ferdinand I, the Great, king of Castile, dies
  • 1072-10-04 Sancho II, king of Castile/bro of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35
  • 1072-10-06 Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered
  • 1073-12-20 Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies

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1099-06-10 El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Spanish general strategist, dies at 59

Spanish National Hero El Cid
Spanish National Hero
El Cid
  • 1099-07-10 El Cid, of Castile (b. 1044)
  • 1109-07-01 King Alfonso VI of Castile (b. 1040)
  • 1126-03-08 Urraca of Castile (b. 1082)
  • 1157-08-21 King Alfonso VII of Castile (b. 1104/1105)
  • 1158-08-31 Sancho III, King of Castile, dies
  • 1208-11-09 Sancha of Castile, wife of Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1155)
  • 1214-10-06 Alfonso VIII de Edele, king of Castile, dies
  • 1230-09-24 Alfonso IX, king of Leon/Castile, dies
  • 1246-11-08 Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
  • 1249-12-25 Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
  • 1252-05-30 Ferdinand III the holy, King of Castile/Leon, dies
  • 1252-11-26 Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
  • 1275-01-06 Raymundus of Penafort, Spanish church law scholar, dies
  • 1284-04-04 Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62
  • 1290-11-28 Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1295-04-25 Sancho IV, the Brave, scholar/king of Castile/Leon, dies
  • 1312-09-17 Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26
  • 1315-06-29 Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1350-03-26 Alfonso XI, King of Castile & Leon, dies
  • 1367-08-22 Egidius AC Albornor, Spanish archbishop of Toledo, dies at about 57

MurderMurder of Interest

1369-03-23 Pedro, the Cruel, King/tyrant of Castile & Leon, murdered at 34

King of Castille and Leon Peter the Cruel
King of Castille and Leon
Peter the Cruel
  • 1379-05-29 King Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
  • 1382-08-13 Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  • 1390-10-09 Johan I, King of Castile (1379-90), dies
  • 1399-02-03 John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58
  • 1412-04-02 Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)
  • 1418-06-02 Katherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile
  • 1419-04-05 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)
  • 1423-05-23 Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
  • 1446-12-28 Clement VIII, (Sanchez Muñoz), Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies
  • 1454-07-20 Johan II, King of Castile, dies at 49
  • 1458-03-25 Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Spanish marquis of Santillana/poet, dies
  • 1468-09-26 Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)
  • 1469-05-30 Lope de Barrientos, Spanish bishop
  • 1479-06-11 Johannes a San Facundo, Spanish Augustine saint, dies
  • 1495-01-11 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (b. 1428)
  • 1503-08-18 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
  • 1504-11-26 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Christopher Columbus, who initiated the Spanish Inquisition with husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1506-05-20 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, dies around the age of 54

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1506-09-25 Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies
  • 1510-02-28 Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
  • 1513-02-08 Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curacao & Bonaire), dies
  • 1515-12-02 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies
  • 1519-01-21 Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1520-06-30 Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned by his own people

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
  • 1521-04-22 Juan de Padilla, Spanish nobleman/communero-rebel, beheaded

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1521-07-15 Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, dies at 61

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1525-02-28 Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 - 1521), tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
  • 1526-02-23 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
  • 1526-08-04 Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies
  • 1527-01-21 Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)
  • 1527-07-28 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
  • 1528-04-01 Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer
  • 1531-03-06 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • 1533-08-29 Atahualpa, last Inca Emperor of Peru, garroted by order of Franciso Pizarro at about 52
  • 1536-10-14 Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1538-07-08 Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador of Chile and Peru, executed at Las Salinas at about 63

Conquistador Diego de Almagro
Conquistador
Diego de Almagro
  • 1539-05-01 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
  • 1540-05-06 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
  • 1541-07-04 Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish occupier, dies at about 56
  • 1542-09-16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
  • 1542-09-21 Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1543-01-03 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese-Spanish conquistador who conquered Central America and later discovered California, dies of gangrene at around 43

Conquistador and Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Conquistador and Explorer
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
  • 1545-07-12 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish king Philip II, dies
  • 1546-08-12 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1547-12-02 Hernán Cortés, Spanish conquistador (defeated the Aztec Empire and colonized large parts of Mexico), dies of pleurisy at 61 or 62

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • 1548-06-03 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • 1552-12-02 Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • 1553-10-07 Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer (bc. 1500)
  • 1553-10-27 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy
  • 1554-01-01 Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish conquistador (b. 1500)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1554-09-22 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer and conquistador who led 1st European expedition to discover the Grand Canyon, dies of disease at about 44

Explorer and Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Explorer and Conquistador
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
  • 1555-04-12 Joanna of Castile (Joanna the mad), wife of Philip I of Castile dies at 75
  • 1555-09-08 Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies
  • 1556-07-31 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest, theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus, dies in Rome at about 65
  • 1558-02-03 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1558-09-21 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), dies of malaria at 58

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1560-09-30 Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • 1561-02-26 Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer
  • 1561-10-27 Lope de Aguirre, Spanish conquistador (b. 1510)
  • 1563-08-11 Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)
  • 1566-07-31 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92
  • 1568-06-05 Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Philip de Montmorency executed in Brussels, fueling Dutch resistance to Spanish rule
  • 1568-07-23 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
  • 1568-07-24 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • 1568-10-03 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • 1569-05-10 Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
  • 1572-08-20 Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)
  • 1573-07-29 Spanish prince of Eboli, dies
  • 1575-03-24 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)
  • 1578-03-31 Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered