Who married Germaine of Foix?
Ferdinand II of Aragon married Germaine of Foix on February 19, 1506.
Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria married Germaine of Foix 1526.
Johann of Brandenburg-Ansbach married Germaine of Foix on June 17, 1519.
Germaine of Foix
Germaine of Foix (Catalan: Germana de Foix; French: Germaine de Foix; 1488 – 15 October 1536) was queen consort of Aragon as the second wife of Ferdinand II of Aragon, whom she married in 1506 after the death of his first wife, Isabella I of Castile in 1504.
Germaine's father was John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne and son of Queen Eleanor of Navarre. Her mother, Marie of Orléans, was the sister of King Louis XII of France.Read more...
Ferdinand II of Aragon
Ferdinand II (Aragonese: Ferrando II; Catalan: Ferran II; Basque: Errando II; Spanish: Fernando II; 10 March 1452 – 23 January 1516), called the Catholic (Spanish: el Católico), was King of Aragon from 1479 until his death. In 1469, he married Infanta Isabella, the future queen of Castile, which was regarded as the marital and political "cornerstone in the foundation of the Spanish monarchy". As a consequence of the marriage, in 1474 he became de jure uxoris King of Castile as Ferdinand V, when Isabella held the crown of Castile, until her death in 1504. At Isabella's death the crown of Castile passed to their daughter Joanna, by the terms of their prenuptial agreement and Isabella‘s last will and testament, and Ferdinand lost his monarchical status in Castile. Joanna's husband Philip became de jure uxoris King of Castile, but died in 1506, and Joanna ruled in her own right. In 1504, after a war with France, he became King of Naples as Ferdinand III, reuniting Naples with Sicily permanently and for the first time since 1458. In 1506, as part of a treaty with a France, Ferdinand married Germaine of Foix of France, but Ferdinand's only son and child of that marriage died soon after birth. (Had the child survived, the personal union of the crowns of Aragon and Castile would have ceased.) In 1508, Ferdinand was recognized as regent of Castile, following Joanna's alleged mental illness, until his own death in 1516. In 1512, he became King of Navarre by conquest.
Ferdinand had a role in inaugurating the first European encounters in the future Americas, since he and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus (1451–1506), in 1492. That year was the final victory in the war with Granada which defeated the last Muslim state in Iberia and all of Western Europe. This brought to a close the centuries-long Christian reconquest of Iberia. For that Christian victory, Pope Alexander VI, born in the Kingdom of Valencia, awarded the royal couple the title of Catholic Monarchs. At Ferdinand's death Joanna's son, Ferdinand's grandson, Charles I, who was co-ruler in name over all the several Iberian kingdoms except for Portugal, succeeded him, making Charles the first King of Spain. However, during the regency of Ferdinand, many called him the King of Spain as distinct from his daughter Joanna, "queen of Castile".Read more...
Germaine of Foix
Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria
Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria (Spanish: Fernando de Aragón, Duque de Calabria) (15 December 1488 – 20 October 1550) was a Neapolitan prince who played a significant role in the Mediterranean politics of the Crown of Aragon in the early 16th century.Read more...
Germaine of Foix
Johann of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Johann of Brandenburg-Ansbach (9 January 1493 in Plassenburg – 5 July 1525 in Valencia) was the second husband of Germaine de Foix and viceroy of Valencia from 1523 until his death in 1525.
He was a son of Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and his wife Sophia of Poland.
He married on 17 June 1519 with Germaine de Foix (1490–1538), second wife and widow of King Ferdinand II of Aragon. In 1523 the couple was appointed Viceroys of Valencia by King Ferdinand's grandson Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
The marriage remained childless. After his death Germaine of Foix remarried Ferdinand of Aragón, Duke of Calabria.
Johann of Brandenburg-Ansbach became in 1516 a knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.Read more...