Person:Alfonso II, Count of Provence (1)

Alfonso II , Count of Provence
b.1174
Facts and Events
Name Alfonso II , Count of Provence
Alt Name Alfonso "el Casto" Count of Alfonsez, II
Alt Name[3] Infante don Alfonso Berenguer , de Aragón
Alt Name[3] Alphonse II , Comte de Province
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] about 1080
Birth[1] 1174
Marriage Jul 1193 Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Franceto Gersende de Sabran
Alt Death[3] Feb 1209 Palermo
Death[1] 1 Dec 1209 Palermo, Sicilia, Italy


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Alfonso II (1174 – 1 December 1209) was the second son of Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancha of Castile. His father transferred the County of Provence from his uncle Sancho to him in 1185. Alfonso II was born in Barcelona.

In 1193, Alfonso married Gersenda II of Sabran, daughter of Rainou, Count of Forcalquier and Gersend of Forcalquier. They had a child who became Ramon Berenguer IV as count of Provence.

According to explanations in the manuscripts of Gaucelm Faidit's poems, Alfonso was a rival of the troubadour's for the love of Jourdaine d'Embrun.

Alfonso II died in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alfonso II, Count of Provence, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Alfonso II, Comte de Provence, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Infante don ALFONSO BERENGUER de Aragón, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.