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Infanta Isabella of Spain
Historical Figure
Nationality: Spain, later resided in The Netherlands
Religion: Catholicism
Date of Birth: 1566
Date of Death: 1633
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands
Spouse: Albert of Austria
Children: Anna Mauritia von Habsburg (b. 1609), Philipp von Habsburg (b. 1605), Albrecht von Harbsburg (b. 1607)
Relatives: Philip II of Spain (father)
Affiliations: House of Habsburg
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1633
1634: The Baltic War
1635: The Papal Stakes
1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
1636: The Cardinal Virtues
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught
Type of Appearance: Direct

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain, (12 August 1566 – 1 December 1633) was, together with her husband Archduke Albert VII of Austria, joint sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands in the Low Countries and the north of modern France. In some sources, she is referred to as "Clara Isabella Eugenia".

She was the heir to the territories of the Spanish Netherlands and beloved of her nephew the Cardinal-Infante, Don Fernando, who was appointed governor-general of the Spanish Netherlands by his brother Phillip IV of Spain.

Infanta Isabella in 1632[]

The arrival of Grantville somehow altered history in such a way to allow Infanta Isabella a longer lifespan. In the OTL, Isabella died in 1633. However, in the remade timeline, Isabella was still alive into 1634. A sharp confrontation with Gretchen Richter, who was not impressed with the Infanta's protestations of fragility, left many wondering if Isabella might live longer still, if for no other reason than to spite Richter.

For whatever reason, she did live longer[1], and served as a key advisor to her nephew, King Fernando.

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  1. At least until March of 1636, per 1636: The Saxon Uprising, ch.55
Regnal titles (OTL)
Preceded by
Philip II of Spain
Duchess of Brabant, Limburg, Lothier,
Luxemburg and Guelders; Margravine of Namur; Countess Palatine of Burgundy; Countess of Artois, Flanders, Charolais, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland and Zutphen

6 May 1598-13 July 1621
with Albert (6 May 1598-13 July 1621)
Succeeded by
Philip IV of Spain
Political offices (OTL)
Preceded by
Albert VII, Archduke of Austria
Governor of the Spanish Netherlands
Succeeded by
Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand