Jaime I of Aragon

Jaime I of Aragon

Birth
Montpellier, Departement de l'Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Death 27 Jul 1276 (aged 68)
Valencia, Provincia de València, Valenciana, Spain
Burial Poblet, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain
Memorial ID 7966537 · View Source
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Aragon Royalty. Born Jaime Perez, heir of the Aragonese house as the son of Peter II the Catholic, he held the titles of Count of Barcelona, Valencia and Majorca. Ascended to the throne at a very young age (1213), he remained under the protection of the Order of the Templars and the regent Count of Roussillon. During the first fifteen years of his reign and up to 1229 he faced various difficulties in order to stabilize his position constantly threatened by the local aristocracy. Subsequently he was constantly engaged in war campaigns aimed at conquering further territories such as Majorca (1230), Minorca (1231), Valencia (1231-1245) and other smaller islands of the Balearic archipelago. For these endeavors Jamie I is known to historians as the Conqueror. He also participated without much success in the 1269 Crusade at Acre in the Holy Land.

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  • Added: 9 Oct 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7966537
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jaime I of Aragon (2 Feb 1208–27 Jul 1276), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7966537, citing Poblet Monastery, Poblet, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .