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Jaime II de Aragón, King of Aragon and Valencia, Conde de Barcelona[1, 2]

Male 1267 - 1327  (60 years)


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  • Name Jaime II de Aragón 
    Suffix King of Aragon and Valencia, Conde de Barcelona 
    Born 10 Aug 1267  Valencia, Valencia, Pais Valenciano, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Criminal 1308  [3
    Suppression of the Templars 
    • The Aragónese Templars were largely soldiers fighting in the western theater of the war against Islam. They reacted to the growing purge by retiring to their castles, a provocation that James II could not ignore.
    The Suppression of the Knights Templar
    The Suppression of the Knights Templar
    With years of war straining the royal coffers, French king Philip IV began targeting vulnerable sources of wealth for confiscation: first, he ordered the expulsion of the kingdom's Jews (21 Jun 1306) and then leveled charges of heresy and sodomy at the Templars. Mass arrests were carried out on 13 Oct 1307 or Friday the 13th. This included their Grand Master, James of Molay, who was in France to consult with the king and pope on a new crusade. Pope Clement V succeeded in slowing the rush to judgment by calling for inquisitions in the other Catholic kingdoms where reception was, at best, lukewarm; however, Philip would not be denied. After the pope closed the order in 1312, its properties were parceled, its members packed off to other orders and the most visible leaders imprisoned. Molay and Geoffrey of Charney renounced their confessions and were burned at the stake on 18 Mar 1314.
    Died 5 Nov 1327  Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18136  Dickinson
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2017 

    Father Pedro III de Aragón, King of Aragón,   b. 1239,   d. Nov 1285, Villafranca del Penedés, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Constaza of Sicily, Queen consort of Aragon,   b. 1249,   d. 1302, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 15 Jul 1262  Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blanche of Sicily, Queen consort of Aragon,   b. ca. 1280,   d. 14 Oct 1310, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1295  Vilabertran, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alfonso IV de Aragón, King of Aragón,   b. 1299, Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1336, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Aug 1267 - Valencia, Valencia, Pais Valenciano, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Nov 1327 - Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 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), "Infante don JAIME de Aragón, son of PEDRO III "el Grande" King of Aragon & his wife Constanza of Sicily [Hohenstaufen] (Valencia 10 Aug 1267-Barcelona 5 Nov 1327, bur Barcelona church of San Francisco, transferred to Monastery of Santa Cruz, prov Tarragona)" at <http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ARAGON%20&%20CATALONIA.htm#JaimeIIdied1327B >, 10 Apr 2017.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "James II of Aragon" at <http://bit.ly/2o2h757 >, 10 Apr 2017.

    3. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 340-41.