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.
Bio by: Lucy & Chris