Philip I of Castile

About Philip I of Castile

Who is it?: King of Castile
Birth Day: July 22, 1478
Birth Place: Bruges, Belgium, Belgian
Reign: 27 March 1482 – 25 September 1506
Proclamation: 12 July 1506
Co-monarch: Joanna
Predecessor: Mary and Maximilian I
Successor: Charles II
Regent: Maximilian I (1482–1494)
Burial: Royal Chapel of Granada
Spouse: Joanna of Castile
Issue: Eleanor, Queen of France Emperor Charles V Isabella, Queen of Denmark Emperor Ferdinand I Mary, Queen of Hungary Catherine, Queen of Portugal
House: Habsburg
Father: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother: Mary, Duchess of Burgundy
Religion: Roman Catholicism

Philip I of Castile

Philip I of Castile was born on July 22, 1478 in Bruges, Belgium, Belgian, is King of Castile. Philip I, also called Philip The Handsome, was the first King of Castile from the House of Habsburg. He was born to Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and his first wife Mary, the Duchess of Burgundy. The latter reigned many territories of the Duchy of Burgundy and the Low Countries. After Mary‘s death, Philip I inherited his mother’s dominions under the guardianship of his father. His father married him to Joanna of Castile, the second daughter of Ferdinand II, ruler of Aragon and Isabella I, ruler of Castile. Following Isabella‘s death, Joanna became queen regent. However, her mental incapacitation added with Ferdinand II’s efforts in laying hands on the regency of Castile led the nobles to summon Philip I to Spain and proclaim him jure uxoris King of Castile in 1506. He, however, died after a couple of months, arousing doubts of foul play by Ferdinand. He could not inherit his father’s dominions to become Holy Roman Emperor as the latter was still alive. His son Charles later ruled the lands of the former Duchy of Burgundy, the Holy Roman Empire as Charles V and the Spanish Empire as Charles I. Philip I, still considered as progenitor of all later monarchs of Spain, is regarded to have played a vital role in extending the territories of the House of Habsburg.
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As per our current Database, Philip I of Castile has been died on 25 September 1506(1506-09-25) (aged 28)\nBurgos, Castile.

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When Philip I of Castile die, Philip I of Castile was 28 years old.

Popular As Philip I of Castile
Occupation Historical Personalities
Age 28 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 22, 1478 (Bruges, Belgium, Belgian)
Birthday July 22
Town/City Bruges, Belgium, Belgian
Nationality Belgian

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In 1502, Philip, Joanna and a large part of the Burgundian court travelled to Spain to receive fealty from the Cortes of Castile as heirs, a journey chronicled in intense detail by Antoon I van Lalaing (French: Antoine de Lalaing), the Future Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland. Philip and the majority of the court returned to the Low Countries in the following year, leaving a pregnant Joanna behind in Madrid, where she gave birth to Ferdinand, later Holy Roman Emperor. Although Joanna was deeply in love with Philip, their married life was rendered extremely unhappy by his infidelity and political insecurity, during which time he constantly attempted to usurp her legal birthrights of power. This led in great part to the rumors of her insanity due to reports of depressive or neurotic acts committed while she was being imprisoned or coerced by her husband, rumors that benefited Philip politically. Most historians now agree she was merely clinically depressed at the time, not insane as commonly believed. Before her mother's death, in 1504, husband and wife were already living apart.


In 1504, Philip's mother-in-law, Queen Isabella of Castile, died, leaving the Crown of Castile to Joanna. Isabella I's widower and former co-monarch, King Ferdinand II, endeavored to lay hands on the regency of Castile, but the nobles, who disliked and feared him, forced him to withdraw. Philip was summoned to Spain, where he was recognized as king.


However, Philip died suddenly at Burgos, apparently of typhoid fever, on 25 September 1506, although a poisoning (assassination) was widely spoken of at the time, and is what his wife believed to be the cause of Philip's death. His wife supposedly refused to allow his body to be buried or part from it for a while. Philip I is entombed at the Royal Chapel of Granada (Capilla Real de Granada), alongside his wife, and her parents Isabella I and Ferdinand II.

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