Person:Alfonso II of Aragon (1)

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Alfonso II of Aragon
b.May 1152 Aragón, Spain
d.25 Apr 1196
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Name Alfonso II of Aragon
Alt Name[2] Alfonso II "el Casto" , King of Aragon
Alt Name[2] Alphonse II , Comte de Provence
Alt Name[2] Infante don Ramón , de Aragón
Alt Name[2] Ramón , Conde de Barcelona
Gender Male
Birth? May 1152 Aragón, Spain
Alt Birth[2] between 1 and 25 Mar 1157 Villamayor de Valle, Huesca
Marriage 30 Jan 1159/60 Contractto Infanta Mafalda of Portugal
Marriage 18 Jan 1174 to Sancha of Castile
Alt Death[2] 25 Apr 1195 Perpignan
Death? 25 Apr 1196
Ancestral File Number 9HM0-WX
Ancestral File Number 91M0-SG
Ancestral File Number 8XPZ-0C
Burial[2] Pobletmonastery of Nuestra Señora


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Alfonso II (Aragon) or Alfons I (Provence and Barcelona); Huesca, Aragon, 1–25 March 1157 – 25 April 1196), called the Chaste or the Troubadour, was the King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona from 1164 until his death.[1] He was the son of the count Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona and the Queen Petronilla of Aragon and the first King of Aragon who was also Count of Barcelona. He was also Count of Provence from 1166 or shortly before,[2] which he acquired from Countess Douce II, until 1173, when he ceded it to his brother Berenguer. His reign has been characterised by nationalistic and nostalgic Catalan historians, as l'engrandiment occitànic or "the Pyrenean unity": a great scheme to unite various lands on both sides of the Pyrenees under the rule of the House of Barcelona.

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References
  1.   Alfonso II of Aragon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 ALFONSO II “el Casto” King of Aragon, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.