Constance of Aragon, Queen of Majorca

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Constance
Queen consort of Majorca
Tenure 1336–1344
1344–1346 (in pretendence)
Spouse James III of Majorca
Issue James IV of Majorca
Isabella of Majorca
House House of Barcelona
Father Alfonso IV of Aragon
Mother Teresa d'Entença
Born 1318
Died 1346 (aged 27–28)
Montpellier

Constance of Aragon (1318–Montpellier, 1346) was Queen of Majorca as the wife of King James III. She was the eldest daughter of Alfonso IV of Aragon and his first wife, Teresa d'Entença.

James III wished to have friendly relations with Aragon, and thus married Constance in Perpignan on 24 September 1336.[1] In 1342, he refused to take the oath of fealty to Constance's brother, Peter IV of Aragon.

James and Constance had two children:

  1. James (c. 1336 – January 20, 1375), pretender to the throne of Majorca
  2. Isabella (1337–1406), pretender to the throne of Majorca

In a short war (1343–44), James (and allegedly Constance) was driven out of Majorca by Peter, who annexed the Balearic Islands to the Crown of Aragon.

Two years later, Constance died in Montpellier. She was outlived by James and her two children. Her husband remarried the following year to Violante of Vilaragut.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed]
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, ARAGON, Medieval Lands, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed]
Constance of Aragon, Queen of Majorca
Born: circa 1318 Died: circa 1346
Royal titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Maria of Anjou
Queen consort of Majorca
1336–1344
Succeeded by
Maria of Navarre