- Constance of Aragon, Queen of Majorca
Constance Queen consort of Majorca Tenure 1336–1344
1344–1346 (in pretendence)
Spouse James III of Majorca Issue James IV of Majorca
Isabella of Majorca
House House of Barcelona Father Alfonso IV of Aragon Mother Teresa d'Entença Born 1318 Died 1346 (aged 27–28)
Constance of Aragon (1318–Montpellier, 1346) was the eldest daughter of Alfonso IV of Aragon and his first wife Teresa d'Entença. She was born into the House of Aragon. She married James III of Majorca, she married into the House of Barcelona and became Queen consort of Majorca as a result.
Early Life and Family
When Constance was nine years old in 1327, her mother Teresa died in childbirth, the son called Sancho only lived a few days. In 1329 Constance's father remarried to Eleanor of Castile, from this marriage Constance gained two half-siblings Ferdinand, Marquis of Tortosa and John of Aragon.
Her paternal grandparents were James II of Aragon and Blanche of Anjou, daughter of Charles II of Naples and his wife Maria of Hungary. Constance's maternal grandparents were Gombaldo, Baron of Enteça and Constanza de Antillòn.
In 1324, James III of Majorca became King of Majorca upon the death of his uncle Sancho of Majorca. James wished to make friendly relations with Aragon, in order to do this he married Constance. Though the kings of Majorca traditionally swore an oath of fealty to the kings of Aragon, James claimed that no king could have lordship over any other king.
In 1342 James refused to render the oath of fealty to Constance's brother Peter IV of Aragon. He was supported, however, by the doctors of the University of Montpellier and by an Aragonese troubadour, Thomàs Périz de Fozes, who wrote a poem in his defence.
James and Constance were married for ten years in this time they had two children:
- James (c. 1336 – January 20, 1375), pretender to Majorca. He married Joan I of Naples, he died childless.
- Isabella (1337–1406), claimed her rights to Majorca after the death of her brother but abandoned claim. Married firstly to John II, Marquess of Montferrat, had issue. Married secondly to Baron Konrad von Reischach zu Jungnau, had issue.
In a short war (1343–44) James (and supposedly Constance) was driven out of Majorca by Constance's brother King Peter, who reannexed the Balearic Islands to the Crown.
Two years later in 1346, Constance died at Montpellier. She was outlived by James and her two children. Her husband remarried the following year to Violante of Vilaragut, who gave him one short-lived daughter. Violante helped arrange Isabella's marriage to John II
Infantas of Aragon 1st GenerationSancha, Countess of Urgell · Urraca · Teresa, Countess of Provence 2nd Generationnone 3rd GenerationIsabella · Petronila 4th Generation 5th GenerationConstance, Holy Roman Empress · Eleanor, Countess of Toulouse · Dulce 6th GenerationSancha 7th Generation 8th Generation 9th GenerationMaria, Lady of Cameros · Constance, Duchess of Peñafiel · Isabella, Duchess of Austria · Blanca · Violante, Lady of Segorbe · Constance, Queen of Cyprus** · Elisabeth, Duchess of Bavaria** · Catherine** · Margaret, Countess Palatine of the Rhine** · Beatrice, Lady of Marchena · Maria, Countess of Ampurias · Teresa of Jérica · Constanza of Ayerbe · Maria, Laby of Ayerbe 10th GenerationConstance, Queen of Majorca · Isabella · Eleanor, Queen of Cyprus · Juana, Lady of Villena · Blanca, Countess of Cardona · Eleanor, Queen of Aragon** · Beatrice, Countess Palatine of the Rhine** · Constance** · Euphemia** · Violante** · Blanca, Countess of Ampurias** · Eleonor, Countess of Caltabellotta** · Constance** · Isabella, Marchioness of Montferrat* · Esclaramunda* · Alice, Countess of Ibelin* · Beatrice, Lady of Cocentaina · Ventura, Viscountess of Illa and Canet · Elsa, Lady of Almonacid · Juana, Countess of Carrión 11th GenerationConstance, Queen of Sicily · Joanna, Countess of Ampurias · Maria · Beatrice · Eleanor, Queen of Castile · Isabella, Countess of Urgell · Isabella, Countess of Cardona · Blanca of Ribagorza · Joanna, Countess of Cardona · Violante, Countess of Prades · Joanna of Prades · Constance of Prades · Eleanor of Prades · Timbor, Viscountess of Cabrera · Eleanor of Ampurias · Maria of Sicily** 12th Generation 13th GenerationIsabella of Urgell, Duchess of Coimbra · Eleanor, Princess of Salerno · Joanna, Countess of Cardona · Catherine of Urgell 14th Generation 15th Generation 16th Generation 17th Generation *also a princess of Majorca
**also a princess of SicilyConstance of Aragon, Queen of MajorcaBorn: circa 1318 Died: circa 1346
Royal titles Preceded by
Maria of Anjou
Queen consort of Majorca
Maria of Navarre
Countess consort of Roussillon
Countess consort of Cerdanya
Lady of Montpellier
Violante of Vilaragut
Titles in pretence Loss of title
Queen consort of Majorca
Violante de Vilaragut
Loss of title
Princess consort of Achaea
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