of Aragon, Jaime I

Birth Name of Aragon, Jaime I
Nick Name The Conqueror
Gender male
Age at Death 68 years


James I (of Aragón), called The Conqueror (1208-1276), king of Aragón (1213-76), son of King Pedro II, born in Montpellier, France. He succeeded his father as king of Aragón in 1213. Sixteen years later James began his conquest of the Balearic Islands, gaining full control in 1235. After a 3-year campaign he then captured the Moorish city and kingdom of Valencia. He promulgated a new legal code in 1247 and brought an end to the conflicting territorial claims of Aragón and France by concluding the Treaty of Corbeil with Louis IX of France in 1258. He spent the remaining years of his life attempting to drive the Moors from the Spanish peninsula. Before his death he divided his kingdom between his two sons, a division that ultimately led to conflict.

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Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1208     1
Death 1276     1

Age: 68y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father of Aragon, Pedro II11741213-12-12
Mother de Montpelier, Maria11781213-01-21
         of Aragon, Jaime I 1208 1276


Family of of Aragon, Jaime I and Arpad of Hungary, Yolande

Married Wife Arpad of Hungary, Yolande ( * 1219 + 1251-10-09 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1235-09-08 Barcelona, Spain   2
Name Birth Date Death Date
of Aragon, Violante Yolanda1236
of Aragon, Pedro III1240
of Aragon, Isabelle12471271-01-28