Peter IV of Aragon

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Peter IV of Aragon (1319-1387), king of Aragon (1336-1387), the Ceremonious or el del punyalet (the one of the little dagger). He deposed James III of Majorca and rejoined the Balearic Islands and Roussillon under the crown of Aragon. He wrote the Chronicle of his name.

Since 1356, he engaged with Peter I of Castile in what was called "War of two Peters". It ended in 1375 with the Treaty of Almazán, without a winner due to the Black Death and several natural disasters.

Throughout his reign, Peter IV had frequent conflicts with the inquisitor general of Aragon, Nicolas Eymeric.

During his reign, the Generalitat was instituted in the Courts of 1358-1359.

Marriage and Children

On 1338, he married Maria of Navarra (1326-1347), daughter of Joan II of Navarre. She bore him two daughters:

On 1347, he married Leonor of Portugal (1328-1348), daughter of Afonso IV of Portugal. She died one year later of the Black Death.

His third marriage was to Elionor of Sicily (1325-1375), daughter of Peter II of Sicily. Four children were born from this marriage:

His last marriage, in 1377, was to Sibila of Fortiŕ, who bore him a daughter:

  • Elizabeth (1376-1424), who married her cousin James (Jaume), Count of Urgell.


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