Yolande of Aragon, Countess of Niebla

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Yolande of Aragon
Countess of Niebla
Born c.1400 (?)
Kingdom of Sicily
Died 1428
Kingdom of Castille
Spouse (1) Enrique Pérez de Guzmán, 2nd Count de Niebla
(2) Martín Fernández de Guzmán
Issue Catalina (from 2nd marriage)
Agnes (from 2nd marriage)
Marina (from 2nd marriage)
House House of Barcelona
Father Martin I of Sicily
Mother Agatuccia Pesce
Religion Roman Catholicism

Yolande of Aragon or Violante of Sicily (Kingdom of Sicily – 1428, Italian: Jolanda d'Aragona, Catalan: Violant d'Aragó, Spanish: Violante de Aragón) was the illegitimate but legitimated daughter of King Martin I of Sicily and countess of Niebla. She was a member of the House of Barcelona. Eugénie de Montijo (1826–1920), the last Empress consort of the French, was descended from her.[1]

Life[edit]

She was the only daughter of King Martin I of Sicily and Agatuccia Pesce. She was born out of wedlock in Sicily. Before Blanche I of Navarre's having arrived in Sicily to get married to her father, king Martin the Young sent her and her younger brother Fadrique (illegitimate son of King Martin I of Sicily and Tarsia Rizzari) to the Aragonese court for his mother, queen Maria de Luna's taking care of her illegitimate grandchildren.[2] She got married twice. First husband was Enrique Pérez de Guzmán, 2nd Count de Niebla but she was repudiated and the marriage was annulled. This marriage remained childless.[3] Her second spouse was Martín Fernández de Guzmán, the son of Alvár Pérez de Guzmán, 6th lord of Orgaz. She gave birth to three daughters.[4] She died in 1428.

Her siblings were: Peter of Sicily (the only son of King Martin I of Sicily and Queen Maria I of Sicily), Martin of Aragon, Heir of Sicily (the only son of King Martin I of Sicily and Queen Blanche I of Navarre), Fadrique (illegitimate son of King Martin I of Sicily and Tarsia Rizzari).

Issue[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ See "María Eugenia Portocarrero Palafox y Kirkpatrick". Lythgoe, Darrin: Tabla de parentescos de don Fernando de Castilla, Regidor de La Palma. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  2. ^ See Silleras-Fernández (2005).
  3. ^ Grandes de España/Duque de Medina Sidonia – 13 August 2011
  4. ^ Casa de San Clemente Archived March 6, 2004, at the Wayback Machine. – 13 August 2011

Bibliography[edit]

  • Silleras-Fernández, Núria: Spirit and Force: Politics, Public and Private in the Reign of Maria de Luna (1396–1406), In: Theresa Earenfight (ed.): Queenship and Political Power in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Ashgate, 78–90, 2005. ISBN 0-7546-5074-X, 9780754650744 URL: See External links

External links[edit]

Yolande of Aragon, Countess of Niebla
Cadet branch of the House of Barcelona
Died: 1428
Royal titles
Preceded by
Teresa de Orozco
Countess of Niebla Succeeded by
Isabel de Mosquera