Teresa d'Entença

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Teresa d'Entença
Escut d'armes dels Entença.svg
Coat of arms of the house of Entença
Countess of Urgell
Tenure 1314–1327
Spouse Alfonso IV of Aragon
Issue Peter IV of Aragon
James I of Urgell
Constance, Queen of Majorca
House House of Barcelona
Father Gombald d'Entença
Mother Constance of Antillón
Born 1300
Died 20 October 1327
Zaragoza
Burial Zaragoza Franciscan Church

Teresa d'Entença (1300 – 20 October 1327)[1] was the eldest daughter of Gombald d'Entença and his wife Constance of Antillón. She was Countess of Urgell in her own right; however, control over her estate passed to her husband, Alfonso IV of Aragon.

Before dying childless at La Llitera, Teresa's uncle Ermengol X of Urgell agreed to make Alfonso heir to the County of Urgell, on the condition that Alfonso marry Teresa, who was his rightful heir. Alfonso agreed to this and he married Teresa in 1314 in the Cathedral of Lerida. Alfonso is reputed to have been so liberal in the expenses during the wedding, that the local counsels imposed restrictions on how much he could spend.

Teresa died whilst giving birth to her son Sancho on 20 October 1327 at Zaragoza, only days before her husband became king of Aragon. She is buried at Zaragoza Franciscan Church.[2] Her younger son James inherited Urgell.

Issue[edit]

Alfonso and Teresa were married for thirteen years, and had seven children:

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References[edit]

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. 
  • O'Callaghan, Joseph F. (1975). A History of Medieval Spain. Cornell University Press. 
Teresa d'Entença
Born: circa 1300 Died: 20 October 1327
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ermengol X
Countess of Urgell
1314–1327
Succeeded by
James I