Famous Spanish Empresses & Queens

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite Spanish Empresses & Queens
 1 
Isabella I of Castile
(Former Queen of Castile and Leon (1474 - 1504))
Isabella I of Castile
7
Birthdate: April 22, 1451
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Spain
Died: November 26, 1504
Isabella I, the 15th-century queen of Castile and Leon and the wife of Ferdinand II, was the first Queen of Spain de facto. She was named a Servant of God by the Catholic Church and reformed the government, thus reducing crimes. She also funded Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas.
 2 
Infanta Leonor of Spain
(Heir presumptive to the throne of Spain as the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia)
Infanta Leonor of Spain
8
Birthdate: October 31, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
 3 
Maria Theresa of Spain
(Queen Consort of France from 1660 to 1683)
Maria Theresa of Spain
5
Birthdate: September 10, 1638
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lorenzo de El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Died: July 30, 1683
Maria Theresa of Spain was the queen consort of France from 1660 to 1683, as the wife of Louis XIV of France. She lost five of her six children early and was also often ignored by the court. She died due to a wound on her arm at age 44.
Recommended Lists:
 4 
Queen Letizia of Spain
(Queen Consort of Spain)
Queen Letizia of Spain
5
Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain was initially a journalist for EFE and ABC and then worked as an anchor for Televisión Española and CNN+. She had covered events such as the 9/11 attacks. She is married to King Felipe VI of Spain and was previously married to a high-school teacher.

Queen Sofía of Spain
8
Birthdate: November 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
 6 
Catherine of Aragon
(Queen Consort of England (1509 - 1533))
Catherine of Aragon
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: January 7, 1536

Catherine of Aragon was one of the most popular English royal consorts of all time. A patron of Renaissance humanism, she gained widespread admiration for starting a program for the relief of the poor. A woman who was ahead of her time, Catherine commissioned The Education of a Christian Woman, a controversial book promoting women's right to education.

 7 
Anne of Austria
(Queen Consort of France from 1615 to 1643)
Anne of Austria
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1601
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain
Died: January 20, 1666

Spanish princess Anne of Austria was also an archduchess of the House of Habsburg. She later became the queen of France, as King Louis XIII’s wife, and also ruled as the regent for her son, Louis XIV. She is one of main characters in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

 8 
Eugénie de Montijo
(Empress of France)
Eugénie de Montijo
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: July 11, 1920
 9 
Isabella II of Spain
(Queen of Spain (1833 - 1868))
Isabella II of Spain
6
Birthdate: October 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: April 9, 1904

Isabella II was the queen of Spain from 1833 until 1868. She took to the throne shortly before turning 3, according to a Pragmatic Sanction issued by her father before her birth. Her uncles’ resistance caused the Carlist Wars. Spain became a constitutional monarchy under her mother’s regency.

 10 
Mariana of Austria
3
Birthdate: December 24, 1634
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: May 16, 1696
 11 
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
(First Child, Elder Daughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain)
Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo
3
Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Brunhilda of Austrasia
5
Birthdate: 0543 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 0613 AD

Brunhilda was queen of Austrasia, which was part of Francia. The daughter of Visigothic king Athanagild, she was also one of the most powerful fighters of Merovingian age. Her conflict with Fredegund, the queen consort of Chilperic I, ended in her death by being torn apart by four horses.

 13 
Maria Christina of Austria
(Queen Consort of Spain (1879 – 1885))
Maria Christina of Austria
4
Birthdate: July 21, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: February 6, 1929

María Cristina De Habsburgo-Lorena is better known as the Spanish king Alfonso XII’s queen consort, who acted as the queen regent after her husband’s death and before her son came of age to rule on his own. Her regency was the longest in the history of Spanish royalty.

 14 
Isabella of Portugal
(Former Holy Roman Empress (1530 - 1539))
Isabella of Portugal
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1503
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: May 1, 1539

Isabella of Portugal was Holy Roman Empress and Queen consort of Italy by her marriage to Emperor Charles V. She also served as the Queen consort of Spain, Queen of the Romans, and Lady of the Netherlands from 1526 to 1539. Due to Emperor Charles V's constant travels, she was  the regent of Spain and under her regency Spain was quite prosperous .

 15 
Blanche of Castile
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1188
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
Died: November 27, 1252
 16 
Eleanor of Austria
(Queen consort)
Eleanor of Austria
3
Birthdate: November 15, 1498
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: February 25, 1558
Margaret Theresa of Spain
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1651
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Royal Alcazar, Madrid, Spain
Died: March 12, 1673
Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1549
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cigales DO, Spain
Died: October 26, 1580
 19 
Elisabeth Farnese
(Queen of Spain (24 December 1714 – 14 January 1724))
Elisabeth Farnese
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1692
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma, Italy
Died: July 11, 1766
 20 
Maria Anna of Spain
3
Birthdate: August 18, 1606
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Escorial, Spain
Died: May 13, 1646
Queen Fabiola of Belgium
5
Birthdate: June 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurbano Palace, Madrid, Spain
Died: December 5, 2014
Catherine of Lancaster
2
Birthdate: March 13, 1373
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire, England
Died: June 2, 1418
Maria Anna of Neuburg
2
Birthdate: October 28, 1667
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benrath Palace, Düsseldorf, Electoral Palatinate
Died: July 16, 1740
Maria Luisa of Spain
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Kingdom of Naples
Died: May 15, 1792
 25 
Joan of Navarre
2
Birthdate: 1368
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
Died: June 10, 1437
 26 
Maria Amalia of Saxony
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1724
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dresden Castle, Dresden, Germany
Died: September 27, 1760
 27 
Margarita of Austria
(Queen consort of Spain and Portugal)
Margarita of Austria
2
Birthdate: December 25, 1584
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: October 3, 1611

The daughter of Austria’s Archduke Charles II and Mary Anna of Bavaria, Margaret of Austria Queen of Spain, later became the queen of Spain and Portugal by virtue of her marriage to King Philip III of Spain, who was also Philip II of Portugal, Naples, Sicily, and Sardinia.

Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress
2
Birthdate: June 21, 1528
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: February 26, 1603
Berengaria of Castile
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1180
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain
Died: November 8, 1246
 30 
Eleanor of Navarre
2
Birthdate: February 2, 1426
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Olite, Navarre
Died: February 12, 1479
 31 
Urraca of León
2
Birthdate: 1079
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain
Died: March 8, 1126
Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1527
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coimbra
Died: July 12, 1545

The eldest daughter of Portuguese king John III, Maria Manuela was also the first wife of Philip II of Spain, who ruled Spain, Portugal, Naples, and Sicily at various points. She died following a haemorrhage after giving birth to Carlos, Prince of Asturius, also known as Don Carlos.

Catalina Micaela of Spain
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1567
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 6, 1597
Petronilla of Aragon
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1136
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huesca, Spain
Died: October 15, 1173
Constance of Castile, Duchess of Lancaster
2
Birthdate: 1354 AD
Birthplace: Castrojeriz, Spain
Died: March 24, 1394
 36 
Urraca of Zamora
1
Birthdate: 1033 AD
Birthplace: León, Spain
Died: 1101 AD
 37 
Joan of Portugal
2
Birthdate: March 31, 1439
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Almada, Portugal
Died: June 13, 1475
Princess Marie Isabelle of Orleans
1
Birthdate: September 21, 1848
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Telmo Palace, Seville, Spain
Died: April 23, 1919
 39 
Pompeia Plotina
1
Birthdate: 0065 AD
Birthplace: Escacena del Campo, Spain
Died: 0121 AD
 40 
Julie Clary
2
Birthdate: December 26, 1771
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: April 7, 1845

Known for her short stature, plain appearance, and loving nature, Julie Clary was the wife of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoléon’s elder brother, and thus the queen of Naples and Spain. Joseph later fled to America, leaving her alone in Italy. She reunited with Joseph in her final years.

Blanche II of Navarre
1
Birthdate: June 9, 1424
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Olite, Navarre, Spain
Died: December 2, 1464
Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1729
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alcázar of Seville Royal Alcázar of Seville, Spain
Died: September 19, 1785

The queen of Sardinia through her marriage to Victor Amadeus III, Maria Antonia Ferdinanda of Spain was also the youngest daughter of Spanish king Philip V. Known for shunning people, except learned intellectuals and politicians, she was also extremely religious. A mother of 12, she lost 3 children in infancy.

Maria Isabella of Spain
1
Birthdate: July 6, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: September 13, 1848
 44 
Beatrice of Portugal
1
Birthdate: 1373
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coimbra, Portugal
Died: 1420 AD
 45 
Sancha of Leon
(Queen of Leon)
Sancha of Leon
2
Birthdate: 1018 AD
Birthplace: not known
Died: November 27, 1067
Eleanor of Alburquerque
1
Birthdate: 1374 AD
Birthplace: Aldeadávila de la Ribera
Died: December 16, 1435
Marie Louise d'Orléans
1
Birthdate: March 26, 1662
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 12, 1689
 48 
Juana Enríquez
1
Birthdate: 1425 AD
Birthplace: Torrelobatón, Spain
Died: February 13, 1468
Maria de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
1
Birthdate: September 11, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: October 17, 1904
 50 
Urraca Fernandez
0
Birthplace: Kingdom of Castile
Died: 1007 AD