Hugh II of Arborea
Hugh sided with James II of Aragon, who had been invested with the Kingdom of Sardinia and Corsica by Pope Boniface VIII in 1297. He became vassal of James for Arborea and probably wanted to expand his control over the whole island, as governor on behalf of the Catalan Crown. To this end, he assisted the future Alfonso IV in the conquest of 1323 – 1324, when the Republic of Pisa was expelled from the island. After Alfonso's army disembarked at Palmas, Hugh joined him at the siege of Villa di Chiesa (modern Iglesias). He was present, too, at the fall of Crasta on 15 June 1324. Hugh II died of an unknown illness in 1336.
Hugh married Benedetta (died circa 1345). They had nine children:
- Peter III, his successor
- Marianus IV, brother's successor
- Bonaventure (died 1375)
- Francis (died 1342), canon of Urgel
- Mary (died 1392), married William Galcerà of Rocabertí
- John (died 1375), rebelled against brother Marianus and imprisoned
- Nicholas (died 1370), canon of Lleida, grandfather of Leonard Cubello
Hugh also had an illegitimate son:
- Lawrence, legitimised 1337
- Hillgarth, Jocelyn N. The Spanish Kingdoms, 1250–1516: 1250–1410 Precarious Balance. Oxford University Press: 1976.
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