Alfonso II, Count of Provence

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Alfonso II
Count of Provence
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Seal of Alfonso II
Count of Provence
Reign 1185–1209
Predecessor Sancho
Successor Ramon Berenguer IV
Spouse Garsenda II of Sabran
Issue Ramon Berenguer IV
Garsenda of Provence, Viscountess of Béarn
House House of Barcelona
Father Alfonso II of Aragon
Mother Sancha of Castile
Born c. 1174
Barcelona
Died 1 December 1209
(aged 35)
Palermo

Alfonso II (1174 – 1 December 1209) was the second son of Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancha of Castile. His father transferred the County of Provence from his uncle Sancho to him in 1185. Alfonso II was born in Barcelona.

In 1193, Alfonso married Gersenda II of Sabran, daughter of Rainou, Count of Forcalquier and Gersend of Forcalquier. They had a child who became Ramon Berenguer IV as count of Provence.

According to explanations in the manuscripts of Gaucelm Faidit's poems, Alfonso was a rival of the troubadour's for the love of Jourdaine d'Embrun.[1]

Alfonso II died in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Biographies des troubadours ed. J. Boutière, A.-H. Schutz (Paris: Nizet, 1964) pp. 187-191.
Preceded by
Sancho
Count of Provence
1185–1209
Succeeded by
Ramon Berenguer IV