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Alfonso IV of Aragon

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Alfonso IV of Aragon, surnamed the Kind (Catalan: Alfons el Benigne) was the king of Aragon and count of Barcelona (as Alfonso III) from 1327 to 1336. Born in 1299 and died January 24 1366, he was the second son of James II of Aragon and Blanche of Anjou.

He became heir after his older brother James renounced his rights to become a monk. He married Teresa of Entenša and Antillon (1300-1327), heiress of Urgell. With this marriage, Urgell was definitively incorporated into the crown of Aragon.

After widowing, he married Leonor de Castile, who should have been his brother James' wife but he refused to consumate the marriage. She was the sister of Alfonso XI of Castile and was murdered by her nephew Peter I of Castile.

Children

By Teresa of Entenša:

  • Alfons (lived only one year).
  • Peter IV
  • James (Jaume), Count of Urgell (1320-1347). He also inherited Entenša and Antillon.
  • Fadrique (died young).
  • Constanša (1322-1346), married James III of Majorca.
  • Elizabeth (died young).
  • Sanš (1327, lived only a few days).

By Leonor de Castile:

  • Ferdinand (Ferran), Marquis of Tortosa. Married MarÝa of Portugal and was killed by his half-brother Peter IV.
  • John (Joan). Married Isabel N˙˝ez de Lara and was killed by order of his cousin Peter I of Castile.


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