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Isabella Clara Eugenia (Infanta of Spain)

female / Spanish
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princess, clergyman
Isabella of Spain was archduchess of the Southern Netherlands from 1599, when her father, the Spanish king Philip II, made her marry her cousin Albrecht of Austria, with the aim of securing Habsburg rule in the Netherlands; their reign meant a flourishing for the arts, plenty of churches were built and the couple gave many commissions to artists such as Jan Brueghel the Elder and Rubens; art was also used by Albrecht and Isabella as political propaganda; after the death of her husband, Isabella remained governor of the Southern Netherlands until her death in 1633.
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Spanish
Born
Segovia (Spain) 1566-08-12
Deceased
Brussels 1633-12-01
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daughter of the Spanish king Philips II, married with Albrecht of Austria
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Creation date: 2012-01-03; Last modified date: 2021-07-29

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