- Sancho of Majorca
Sancho I (Catalan: "Sanç"; 1274 – 1324), called the Pacific or the Peaceful ("el Pacífic" or "el Pacífico"), was King of Majorca,
Count of Roussillonand Cerdanya, and Lord of Montpellierfrom 1311 to his death. He was the second son of James II and Escalaramunda de Foix, daughter of Roger IV, count of Foix. He inherited the throne when his elder brother James renounced his claim to became a Franciscanmonk.
In his early reign, he struggled to continue his father's policy of stabilising the kingdom, but the major city of the realm,
Palma de Mallorca, fought for autonomy.
He extorted much money from the
Jews to build a navy.
He married Maria of Naples, daughter of Charles II,
king of Naplesand Maria Arpad of Hungary. They had no (legitimate) descendants. This lack threatened the survival of the young independent state. He willed the kingdom to his nephew James to prevent it from falling to the Crown of Aragón.
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