Person:Ferdinand of Majorca (1)

Ferdinando de Mallorca
d.5 Jul 1316
m. 15 Oct 1275
  1. Infante don Jaime de MallorcaAbt 1274 - Abt 1330
  2. Sancho I de MallorcaAbt 1276 - 1324
  3. Ferdinando de Mallorca1278 - 1316
  4. Isabel de MallorcaAbt 1280 - Aft 1301
  5. Sancha de MallorcaAbt 1285 - 1345
  6. Felipe de MallorcaAbt 1288 - Bet 1340 & 1343
  • HFerdinando de Mallorca1278 - 1316
  • W.  Isabelle de Sabran (add)
m. Feb 1314
  1. Jaime III de Mallorca1315 - 1349
  • HFerdinando de Mallorca1278 - 1316
  • W.  Isabelle Ibelin (add)
m. 7 Jun 1316
  1. Fernando de Mallorca1317 - Bet 1343 & 1347
Facts and Events
Name Ferdinando de Mallorca
Alt Name Ferdinand of Majorca
Alt Name Ferran de Mallorca
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1278 Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Marriage Feb 1314 Messina, Messina, Sicilia, Italyto Isabelle de Sabran (add)
Marriage 7 Jun 1316 Achaea, West Greece, Greeceto Isabelle Ibelin (add)
Death[1] 5 Jul 1316
Alt Death[2] Bet Jul 1316 and 19 Oct 1316 Manolada, Peloponnesos
Reference Number? Q1367881?

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Ferdinand of Majorca (; 1278  – 5 July 1316) was an infant of the Kingdom of Majorca; he was born at Perpignan, the third son of King James II. He was Viscount of Aumelas and Lord of Frontignan from 1311 and claimed the title of Prince of Achaea from 1315.

He was sent by Frederick III of Sicily to take command of the Catalan Company in Frederick's name, but was rebuffed by Bernat de Rocafort, one of their leaders. On his return with the chronicler Ramón Muntaner, he was captured by the Venetians at Negroponte. He had been released by 1310, when he distinguished himself at the siege of Almería by killing the son of the King of Guadix.

In 1313, he returned to Sicily to take part in the war then in hand with the Angevins and was created Lord of Catania. Margaret of Villehardouin was then in Sicily, seeking to advance her claim to the Principality of Achaea. She gave her daughter Isabella of Sabran to Ferdinand in marriage and resigned Akova and her claim on Achaea to the couple, who were married in Messina. Margaret died in March 1315 in captivity in Chlemoutsi, and her daughter on 7 May 1315 in Catania, shortly after bearing a son, James III of Majorca.

Shortly after her death, Ferdinand set out with a small company for the Morea to uphold the claim now held by his son. He seized Clarenza in June 1315 and briefly took control of the Morea. In the autumn of 1315 he took a second wife, Isabella of Ibelin, daughter of the Seneschal of Cyprus. However, his rival claimant Matilda of Hainaut, and her husband Louis of Burgundy returned to the Morea in the spring of 1316 with Venetian aid. Ferdinand's expected aid from Majorca and Sicily was tardy, as was that of the Catalan Company from Athens. Facing superior numbers, he was killed at the Battle of Manolada, near Glarentza, on 5 July 1316. He was succeeded as heir presumptive of Majorca by his elder son, the future King James III, and as Viscount of Aumelas by his posthumous son, Ferdinand.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ferdinand of Majorca, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Infante don FERNANDO de Mallorca , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.