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Alfonso II, King of Aragón, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza

Male - 1196


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  • Name Alfonso II  
    Suffix King of Aragón, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1196  Perpignan, Pyrènèes-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet, Conca de Barberà, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1420  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Ramon IV Berengar,   b. Abt 1113,   d. 6 Aug 1162  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Petronila of Aragón, Queen of Aragón,   b. 29 Jun 1136, Huesca, Aragón, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1173  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Aug 1150  Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sancha of Castile,   b. 21 Sep 1154, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1208, Villanueva de Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1174  Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Pedro II, King of Aragón,   b. Between 1174 and 1176,   d. 14 Sep 1213, Muret, Occitan, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    +2. Alfonso II,   b. Abt 1180,   d. Feb 1209, Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F4703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Called "the Chaste" (el Casto); also "the Troubador." By 1162, as his paternal heritage, Count and Marquess of Barcelona, Tortosa, and Lerida, and Count of Tarragona, Gerona, and Cordagne. By 1164, as his maternal heritage, King of Aragon, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza. In 1166, by devolution, Marquess of Provence.

      Christened Ramón, he was called both Ramón and Alfonso from birth. When he took the united throne of Aragon and Barcelona, he took Alfonso as his single name as a gesture to the Aragonese.

      The issue of his birth year was for a time confused due to the fact that his mother's eldest son, b. 1155, was actually christened Alfonso. This prior Alfonso died in 1162.

      Szabolcs de Vajay (citation details below) has his birth as in 1157, before 25 March, in "Villamayor del Valle," a place we cannot locate.

  • Sources 
    1. [S846] Spanish-language Wikipedia.

    2. [S858] Szabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VII to Alfonso X: The First Two Centuries of the Burgundian Dynasty in Castile and Leon -- A Prosopographical Catalogue in Social Genealogy, 1100-1300." Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, ed. Lindsay L. Brook. Salt Lake City: Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1989.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., date only.