Jaime d' Aragón et Sicilia, II, 'the Just'

Jaime d' Aragón et Sicilia, II, 'the Just'

Male 1267 - 1327  (60 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jaime d' Aragón et Sicilia 
    Suffix II, 'the Just' 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 10 Aug 1267  Valencia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Nov 1327  Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19058  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Pedro d' Aragón et Sicilia, III,   b. 28 Mar 1239,   d. 10 Nov 1285, Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Konstanze di Sicilia,   b. 1249,   d. 1262  (Age 13 years) 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F3071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Isabella de Castilla,   b. 1283,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Dec 1291  Soria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F294509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Blanka d' Anjou de Sicilia,   b. 1280,   d. 14 Oct 1310, Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1295  Villabertran Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jaume d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 29 Sep 1296,   d. Jul 1334, Tarragona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +2. Alfonso IV d' Aragón,   b. Feb 1299,   d. 24 Jan 1336  (Age ~ 36 years)
    +3. Maria d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 1299,   d. 1316, Sijena Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +4. Constança d' Aragón,   b. 1 Jan 1300, Valladolid, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1327, Garcia Muñoz Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Juan d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 1304,   d. 19 Aug 1334, Pobo, Zaragoza Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +6. Elizabeth d' Aragón,   b. 1305,   d. 12 Jul 1330, Wien, Österreich Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +7. Conde Pedro d' Aragón,   b. 1305,   d. 4 Nov 1381, Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Blanca d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 1307,   d. 1348, Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     9. Ramon Berenguer d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. Aug 1308,   d. 1366, Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     10. Violante d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. Oct 1310, Barcelona, Esp Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1353, Pedrola, , Aragón, España Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F6404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marie de Lusignan,   b. 1273,   d. Sep 1322, Tortosa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1315  Girona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F227595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Elisenda de Montcada,   d. 19 Jun 1364 
    Married 25 Dec 1322  Tarragona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F294505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Gerolda,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Sancho d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 1287, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Napoleón d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 1288, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1338  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F294507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Lucrecia,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Jaume d' Aragón et Sicilia,   b. 1291, Mazzara Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1350  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F294508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Jaime II d'Aragon et Sicilia, 'the Just'
    Jaime II d'Aragon et Sicilia, 'the Just'

  • Notes 
    • King of Aragón 1291-1327
      King of Sicily 1285-1296

      King of Sicily (as James I) from 1285 to 1296 and King of Aragon and Valencia and Count of Barcelona from 1291 to 1327. In 1297 he was granted the Kingdom of Sardinia and Corsica . He used the Latin title Iacobus Dei gracia rex Aragonum, Valencie, Sardinie, et Corsice ac comes Barchinone.

      He succeeded his father as King of Sicily in 1285. Upon the death of his brother Alfonso III in 1291, he succeeded also to the throne of the Crown of Aragon . he spent May of that year in Catania , inspiring the local monk Atanasiu di Iaci to write the Vinuta di re Iapicu about his time there. By a peace treaty with Charles II of Anjou in 1296, he agreed to give up Sicily, but the Sicilians instead installed his brother Frederick on the throne.
      Due to the fact that his brother, Frederick , would not withdraw from the island, Pope Boniface VIII asked James II, along with Charles II of Naples, to remove him. As an enticement to do this the Pope invested James II with the title to Sardinia and Corsica, as well as appointing him papal gonfalonier. Because of his inability to disguise his apathy on the matter, he returned to Aragon. Frederick reigned until his death in 1327.
      By the Treaty of Anagni in 1295, he returned the Balearic Islands to James II of Majorca . Aragon retained control over the continental territories of the Majorca kingdom - Montpellier and Roussillon - throughout James's reign. In 1298, by the Treaty of Argilers , James of Majorca recognised the suzerainty of James of Aragon.
      During the period that followed his return to Aragon, James II wanted to gain access to the Muslim world in the south, from which Castile restricted Aragon. In order to achieve this goal, he formed an alliance with the enemies of the adolescent king of Castile, Fernando VI. James II wanted Murcia in order to give his kingdom access to Granada. The allied forces entered from all directions in 1296, where James II was victorious in capturing Murcia and held it until 1304

      It was probably during his reign at Sicily (1285-1291) that James composed his only surviving piece of Occitan poetry, a religious dansa dedicated to the Virgin Mary , Mayre de Deu. A contemporary, Arnau de Vilanova , wrote a verse-by-verse Latin commentary of the dansa in 1305. The metaphor James uses has been analysed by Alfred Jeanroy , who sees similarities in the Roman de Fauvel .
      James begins by comparing the Church to a ship in a storm, poorly guided by its pilot (nauchier, i.e. the Pope ):

      Mayre de Deu e fylha, - Mother of God and daughter,
      verge humil e vera, - virgin humble and true,
      vostra nau vos apela - your ship appeals [cries out] to you
      que l'aydetz, quar perylha. - that you help it, because it is imperiled.

      The literary quality of the verses is neither astounding nor disappointing, but the song was clearly written at a moment when James was in conflict with the Papacy, perhaps with a propagandistic end, to prove his piety and fidelity to the Church if not the Papacy. The final verses ask Mary to protect him, the king, from sin:

      Mayre, tu.m dona forsa - Mother, grant me power
      contra ma leugeria, - against my weakness,
      e.m garda de la via de peccat, - and guard me from the way
      que.ns exylha. - of sin, that destroys.



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