Dynastic union: Wikis


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A dynastic union is the combination by which two different states are governed by the same monarch or dynasty, while their boundaries, their laws and their interests remain distinct.[1]

It differs from a personal union in that a personal union is under a monarch, but not under a dynasty.


Union of Kingdom of Aragon and County of Barcelona

Marriage of Count of Barcelona Raymond Berengar IV of Barcelona and future Queen of Aragon Petronila of Aragon on 1137 that formed the Crown of Aragon[2][3].

Union of Crown of Castile and Crown of Aragon

Marriage of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon on 1469 that laid the foundations for the kingdom of Spain. They didn't ascend to their respectives thrones until 1479[4].

Union of Kingdom of Spain and Kingdom of Portugal

Dynastic union between Spain (the union between the Crowns of Castile and Aragon) and Portugal (1580-1640)[5], generally called the Iberian Union, under the Philippine Dynasty.

Union of Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland

When Elizabeth I of England died in 1603, the heir to the English Throne was King James VI of Scotland. This dynastic union was in place from 1603 until 1653 (when the monarchy was abolished) and again from 1659 until the two nations were united in 1707.

Union of Grand Duke of Lithuania and Poland

Marriage of Jogaila and Queen Jadwiga of Poland on 1385, generally called the Union of Krewo. That union laid foundations for the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.


  1. ^ Lalor, ed. Various authors. See Contents. Cyclopaedia of Political Science. New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co., ed. John Joseph Lalor, 1899. [Online] available from http://www.econlib.org/LIBRARY/YPDBooks/Lalor/llCy821.html; accessed 21 June 2008; Internet
  2. ^ John C. Shideler. "A Medieval Catalan Noble Family: the Montcadas, 1000-1230". http://libro.uca.edu/montcada/intro.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-24.  
  3. ^ Cateura BenĂ sser, Pau. "Els impostos indirectes en el regne de Mallorca.". http://libro.uca.edu/aarhms/newsletters/AAHRMSFall07text.pdf. Retrieved 2008-04-24.   El Tall dels Temps, 14. (Palma de) Mallorca: El Tall, 1996. ISBN 84-96019-28-4. 127pp. [price unknown]
  4. ^ H. J. Chaytor. "Juan II. Union of Aragon with Castile". A History of Aragon and Catalonia. http://libro.uca.edu/chaytor/hac16.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-17.  
  5. ^ Stanley G. Payne. "Chapter Ten, The Expansion". A History of Spain and Portugal, Volume 1. http://libro.uca.edu/payne1/payne10.htm. Retrieved 2008-04-24.  


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