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Alfonso I de Aragón, King of Aragon

Alfonso I de Aragón, King of Aragon[1, 2]

Male Abt 1082 - 1134  (~ 52 years)

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  • Name Alfonso I de Aragón 
    Royal Arms of Aragon
    Royal Arms of Aragon
    Suffix King of Aragon 
    Nickname el Batallador (the Battler) 
    Born Abt 1082  Jaca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1134  Almuniente, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Monastery of San Pedro el Viejo, Huesca, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12290  Dickinson
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 

    Father Sancho I Ramírez de Aragón, King of Aragon,   b. Abt 1042,   d. 4 Jun 1094, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Felicie de Ramerupt, Queen consort of Aragón,   b. Abt 1060, Ramerupt, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1123, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Urraca I de Castilla y León, Queen of Castile and León,   b. 1080,   d. 8 Mar 1126, Saldaña, Palencia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married Oct 1109  Monzón Castle, Monzón, Huesca, Aragón, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No issue. Alfonso bequeathed his kingdom, in equal parts, to the Templars, the Hospitallers and the Canons of the Holy Sepulchre. The will was not taken seriously and a settlement hit upon that installed Count Ramon Berenguer IV on the throne after Alfonso's brother, a Benedictine monk, fathered a bride for the count. [4]
    Divorced 1115 
    • Annulled for consanguinity.
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F6162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1082 - Jaca, Aragon, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1134 - Almuniente, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Monastery of San Pedro el Viejo, Huesca, Spain Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • 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/CASTILE.htm#AlfonsoVIIdied1157A.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Alfonso the Battler" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_the_Battler.
      "Alfonso I (1073/1074 - 7 September 1134), called the Battler or the Warrior (Spanish: el Batallador), was the king of Aragon and Pamplona from 1104 until his death in 1134. He was the second son of King Sancho Ramírez and successor of his brother Peter I. With his marriage to Urraca, queen regnant of Castile, León and Galicia, in 1109, he began to use, with some justification, the grandiose title Emperor of Spain, formerly employed by his father-in-law, Alfonso VI. Alfonso the Battler earned his sobriquet in the Reconquista. He won his greatest military successes in the middle Ebro, where he conquered Zaragoza in 1118 and took Ejea, Tudela, Calatayud, Borja, Tarazona, Daroca, and Monreal del Campo. He died in September 1134 after an unsuccessful battle with the Muslims at the Battle of Fraga."

    3. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 53.

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