Isabella of Austria, daughter of Philip I of Spain, painting, c. 1502

Isabella of Austria

Queen of Denmark and Norway

* 18. Jul 1501, † 19. Jan 1526

Spanish Infanta and Queen of Denmark

The third child of Philip the Fair and Joanna of Castile and Aragon, Isabella grew up with her aunt Margaret in the Netherlands. In 1515 she was married to King Christian II of Denmark, who however kept a mistress and treated his wife roughly. In 1523 the Danish royal couple had to flee into exile in the Netherlands, as King Christian had shortly before ordered a massacre of Swedish nobility in Stockholm. Isabella died in Ghent, aged just twenty-five.

Isabella of Austria, daughter of Philip I of Spain, painting, c. 1502