James I the Conqueror (Catalan: Jaume el Conqueridor; Aragonese: Chaime I o Conqueridor; Spanish: Jaime el Conquistador; 2 February 1208 – 27 July 1276) was King of Aragon and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276; King of Majorca from 1231 to 1276; and Valencia from 1238 to 1276 and Count of Barcelona.
James I, the most renowned of the medieval kings of Aragon (1213–76), who added the Balearic Islands and Valencia to his realm and thus initiated the Catalan-Aragonese expansion in the Mediterranean that was to reach its zenith in the last decades of the 14th century. James was the son of Peter II.
James I the Conqueror (Catalan: Jaume el Conqueridor, Aragonese: Chaime lo Conqueridor, Spanish: Jaime el Conquistador, Occitan: Jacme; 2 February 1208 – 27 July 1276) was the King of Aragon, Count of Barcelona, and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276.
In the 13th century, James I of Aragon did something almost unique for a medieval ruler: he wrote an autobiography. Rowena Cockett outlines five lessons that the king's memoirs teach us about what it meant to wield power, wage wars and venerate God in the Middle Ages
James I, Spanish Jaime known as James the Conqueror, (born Feb. 2, 1208, Montpellier, County of Toulouse—died July 27, 1276), King of Aragon and Catalonia (1214–76). The most renowned of the medieval kings of Aragon, he was educated by the Knights Templar , and his great-uncle ruled as regent until 1218.
t. e. The conquest of the island of Majorca on behalf of the Roman Catholic kingdoms was carried out by King James I of Aragon between 1229 and 1231. The pact to carry out the invasion, concluded between James I and the ecclesiastical and secular leaders, was ratified in Tarragona on 28 August 1229.
James I the Conqueror was King of Aragon and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276; King of Majorca from 1231 to 1276; and Valencia from 1238 to 1276 and Count of Barcelona. His long reign of 62 years is not only the longest of any Iberian monarch, but one of the longest monarchical reigns in history, ahead of Hirohito but remaining behind ...
Definition. James I, King of Aragon (1213–1276). He was the third king of the Crown of Aragon, which had come into existence through the union between Queen Petronila of Aragon (1157–1164) and the Count of Barcelona Ramon Berenguer IV (1137–1162). James I represents a milestone in the iconography of the Kings of Aragon, although this is ...
World Encyclopedia. James I (James the Conqueror), 1208–76, king of Aragón and count of Barcelona (1213–76), son and successor of Peter II. After a minority was disturbed by private wars among the nobles, James soon consolidated royal power and tried to create a new nobility dependent on him.
Abstract. One of the great military leaders of the Spanish Reconquest and the longest‐reigning king of the Middle Ages, James became king at the age of 5 when his father, Peter II (r. 1196–1213), having been drawn into the Albigensian Crusade, was defeated and killed at the Battle of Muret.