James I the Conqueror ( Catalan: Jaume el Conqueridor; 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. His long reign—the longest of any Iberian monarch—saw the expansion of the Crown of Aragon in three ...
James I, byname James The Conqueror, Spanish Jaime El Conquistador, (born Feb. 2, 1208, Montpellier, County of Toulouse—died July 27, 1276, Valencia, Valencia), 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 ...
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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.
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.
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 due more to ...
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 was a worthy heir to the monarchy of Aragón. He too had faith as his basic pillar and his expansionist character led him to seize territories that other monarchs only dared to dream of. From the Knights Templar he learned important lessons in discipline and military valour.
The conquest of what would later become the Kingdom of Valencia started in 1232 when the king of the Crown of Aragon, James I, called Jaume I el Conqueridor (the Conqueror), took Morella, mostly with Aragonese troops.
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.
James II of Aragon I., the Conqueror (1208-1276), king of Aragon, son of Peter II., king of Aragon, and of Mary of Montpellier, whose mother was Eudoxia Comnena, daughter of the emperor Manuel, was born at Montpellier on the 2nd of February 1208.