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Alfonso II de Aragón, King of Aragon, Count of Provence

Alfonso II de Aragón, King of Aragon, Count of Provence[1]

Male 1157 - 1195  (~ 38 years)

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  • Name Alfonso II de Aragón 
    Royal Arms of Aragon
    Royal Arms of Aragon
    Suffix King of Aragon, Count of Provence 
    Born Mar 1157  Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title 1162  [2
    King of Aragón 
    Military Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Limousin Revolt  
    The Limousin Rebellion of 1182
    The Limousin Rebellion of 1182
    Tiring of the tournament and again chafing over his political irrelevance, the Young King saw an opportunity to take make his place by breaking with Richard; his opening was the simmering feud between his brother and the nobles of Limousin, trouble which had been sparked by the disputed succession to the County of Limoges in June 1181. Richard had bayed them relentlessly- and that with the assistance of Henry and the Old King- until bringing them to heel in July 1182. But sensing fresh opportunity, the Taillefers and and Angoulêmes sent overtures of fealty to the Young King. The bait was taken and war-footing against the Duke resumed. During Henry II's great Christmas court of 1182, Henry and Richard quarreled and, feigning reconciliation, Henry joined the rebels at Limoges while ostensibly bearing the Angevin olive branch. Richard responded with a series of lightening raids to prevent a concentration of forces and then invested Limoges. As for Henry II, he initially sat out the hostilities until an attempted parlay resulted in the felling of the king's horse. Thinking the arrow bolt was meant for him, the Old King was driven directly into the arms of Richard. The belligerents now declared for the Young King included King Philip of France, Geoffrey of Brittany, Duke Hugh of Burgundy, Count Raymond of Toulouse, Viscount Aimar V, and Geoffrey de Lusignan. (King Alfonso sided with the Old King and Henry as a check on Toulouse.) This impressive show of support, on the other hand, did not include funds and so Henry slipped out of Limoges to rob nearby abbeys in hopes that the proceeds would keep his mercenaries in the field. Richard's siege might have collapsed had Henry not fallen ill, succumbing finally to dysentery at Martel. With his death the rebellion collapsed. "Like the king in chess, the Young King had possessed very little power of his own, yet without him it was impossible to carry on the game." Gillingham, 75.
    House Aragón 
    Also Known As Infante don Ramón de Aragón 
    Died 25 Apr 1195  Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12211  Dickinson
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 

    Father Ramón Berenguer IV de Barcelona, Count of Barcelona,   b. Abt 1113, Rodez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1162, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Petronilla de Aragón, Queen of Aragón,   b. 1136, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1173, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 Aug 1137  Barbastro, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Petronilla was contracted for marriage as a child. This was part and parcel of a solution crafted to avoid the unusual will of her uncle, King Alfonso; he rather impractically left his kingdom to three religious orders. The marriage was not consummated until 1151. [5]
    Family ID F3456  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sancha de Castilla, Queen consort of Aragón,   b. Abt 1155,   d. 9 Nov 1208, Villanueva de Sigena, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1174  Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Pedro II de Aragón, King of Aragon,   b. ca. 1174,   d. 14 Sep 1213, Muret, Haute-Garonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Constanza de Aragón, Queen consort of Hungary, Sicily,   b. ca. 1179,   d. 23 Jun 1222, Catania, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Alfonso II Berenguer de Aragón, Comte de Provence, Millau & Razès,   b. 1180, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1209, Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     4. Leonor de Aragón, Ctss de Toulouse,   b. ca. 1182,   d. Feb 1226  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Sancha de Aragón, Ctss de Toulouse,   b. ca. 1186,   d. After 1241  (Age ~ 56 years)  [Birth]
     6. Fernando de Aragón,   b. ca. 1190,   d. 1249  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     7. Dulcia de Aragón,   b. ca. 1192  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1157 - Huesca, Aragon, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jan 1174 - Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - The Limousin Revolt - Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183 - Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1195 - Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ARAGON%20&%20CATALONIA.htm#AlfonsoIIdied1195B.

    2. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 60.

    3. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 64ff, 74.

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 306.

    5. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 64.