Person:James I of Aragon (1)

King James I "The Conqueror" , of Aragon, Valencia & Maljorica
m. Jun 1204
  1. King James I "The Conqueror" , of Aragon, Valencia & Maljorica
m. 6 Feb 1221
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Name King James I "The Conqueror" , of Aragon, Valencia & Maljorica
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Feb 1207 Montpellier, Clermont-l'Hérault, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France House of Barcelona
Alt Birth? 1 JAN 1207/08 Montpellier
Reference Number? Q212052?
Marriage 6 Feb 1221 to Infanta doña Leonor de Castilla
Marriage 8 Sep 1235 to Violant , of Hungary
Death? 25 Jul 1276 Monasterio De Poblet, Tarragona, Cataluña, Spain

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James I the Conqueror (Catalan: Jaume el Conqueridor, Occitan: Jacme lo Conquistaire, Aragonese: Chaime lo Conqueridor, Spanish: Jaime el Conquistador; 2 February 1208 – 27 July 1276) was King of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca, Count of Barcelona and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276. His long reign saw the expansion of the House of Aragón on all sides: into Valencia to the south, Languedoc to the north, and the Balearic Islands to the east. By a treaty with Louis IX of France, he wrested the county of Barcelona from nominal French suzerainty and integrated it into his crown. His part in the Reconquista was similar in Mediterranean Spain to that of his contemporary Ferdinand III of Castile in Andalusia.

As a legislator and organiser, he occupies a high place among the Spanish kings. James compiled the Llibre del Consulat de Mar,[1] which governed maritime trade and helped establish Catalan supremacy in the western Mediterranean. He was an important figure in the development of Catalan, sponsoring Catalan literature and writing a quasi-autobiographical chronicle of his reign: the Llibre dels fets.

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