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Isabella of Aragon
Queen consort of France
Tenure 1270 – 28 January 1271
Spouse Philip III of France
Issue
Philip IV of France
Charles of Valois
House House of Aragon
House of Capet
Father James I of Aragon
Mother Violant of Hungary
Born 1247
Died 28 January 1271 (aged 23–24)
Burial Château de Blois

Isabella of Aragon (1247 – 28 January 1271), infanta of Aragon, was, by marriage, Queen consort of France in the Middle Ages from 1270 to 1271.

Life

She was the daughter of King James I of Aragon and his second wife Violant of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary.

In Clermont on 28 May 1262, she married the future Philip III of France, son of king Louis IX and Marguerite of Provence. They had four sons:

  1. Louis (b. 1265 – d. 1276).
  2. Philip IV "the Fair" (b. 1268 – d. 1314), King of France.
  3. Robert (b. 1269 – d. 1271).
  4. Charles of Valois (b. 1270 – d. 1325).

She accompanied her husband on the Eighth Crusade against Tunis. On their way home, they stopped in Cosenza, Calabria. Six months pregnant with her fifth child, on 11 January 1271 she suffered a fall from her horse after they had resumed the trip back to France. Isabella gave birth to a premature stillborn son.[1] She never recovered from her injuries and the childbirth, and died seventeen days later, on 28 January. Her husband took her body and their stillborn son and, when he finally returned to France, buried her in Saint Denis Basilica. Her tomb, like many others, was desecrated during the French Revolution in 1793.

Isabella of Aragon

References

  1. ^ http://membres.lycos.fr/behgnam/capet10.htm

Ancestry

French royalty
Preceded by
Marguerite of Provence
Queen consort of France
1270 – 1271
Succeeded by
Maria of Brabant
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