Peter II, Count of Urgell

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Peter II (Spanish: Pedro, IPA: [ˈpeðɾo]; 1340 - June 1408) was Count of Urgell from 1347 until his death.

Biography[edit]

He was the eldest son of count James I of Urgell and Cecilia of Comminges, daughter of the count of Comminges and viscount of Turenne, Bernard VII. At the death of his father, he inherited his titles of Urgell, viscount of Àger, baron of Entença and Antillón; as he was underage, his mother acted initially as tutor.

In 1363 he married Beatrice of Cardona, daughter of Ugo Folch de Cardona. In 1376 he remarried to Margaret, daughter of John II of Montferrat.

In 1396, after Martin of Aragon had become king of Aragon, he faced Matthew, Count of Foix, who had invaded Aragon, and pushed him back. He died at Balaguer in 1408.

Sources[edit]

  • Alamán, Lucas; Manuel Orozco y Berra. Diccionario universal de historia y de geografía. p. 152. 
  • E. Michael Gerli, Samuel G. Armistead, ed. (2003). Medieval Iberia: an encyclopedia. Routledge. 


Preceded by
James I
Count of Urgell
1347-1408
Succeeded by
James II