James I, Count of Urgell

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James I
count of Urgell
Coat of arms of Urgell
18th Count of Urgell
Reign 1327 - 1347
Predecessor Teresa d'Entença
Successor Peter II, Count of Urgell
Born 1321
Died 15 November 1347
Noble family of Barcelona
Spouse(s) Cecilia de Comminges
Father Alfonso IV of Aragon
Mother Teresa d'Entença
Religion Catholic Church

James I (1321 – 15 November 1347), the eighteenth Count of Urgell, was the fourth son of Alfonso IV King of Aragon and Teresa d'Entença & Cabrera, 17th Countess of Urgell.


James was born in Zaragoza in 1321. His older brother, Peter, inherited the Kingdom of Aragon. James inherited his mother’s title.

He married Cecilia de Comminges (1321–1381), the daughter of Bernard VIII, Count of Comminges and Viscount of Turenne, in 1336 in Catalona. They had two children, Pedro 19th Conde of Urgel and Isabel.

James is believed to have been poisoned by his brother Peter in Barcelona.


  • Zayas de la Portilla, Juan Bruno (2003). Orígenes, Compendio Histórico-Genealógico del Linaje Zayas, Descendencia del Infante Don Jaime de Aragón, Volumen I (in Spanish). Zayas Publishing. ISBN 0-9672876-0-X.

Preceded by
Teresa d'Entença
Count of Urgell
Succeeded by
Peter II