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Ferdinand the Catholic

As Regent of Castile (Spain), Ferdinand granted the first license to carry Africans to the Americas in 1510. They had already been introduced to the island of Hispaniola several years earlier.

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Image ID: 497427
Title: Ferdinand V.
Source: Ferdinand V, of Spain [The Catholic].
Location: Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Subjects: Castile (Spain)
Ferdinand V, King of Spain, 1452-1516
Kings
Portraits

Keywords: Ferdinand the Catholic
Spain
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