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Alfonso II (1180 – February 1209) was the second son of Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancha of Castile.[1] His father transferred the County of Provence from his uncle Sancho to him in 1185. Alfonso II was born in Barcelona.

Alfonso II
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Seal of Alfonso II
Count of Provence
Reign1185–1209
PredecessorSancho
SuccessorRamon Berenguer IV
Born1180
Barcelona
Died2 February 1209 (aged 28–29)
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
SpouseGarsenda II of Sabran
IssueRamon Berenguer IV
Garsenda of Provence, Viscountess of Béarn
HouseBarcelona, Spain
FatherAlfonso II of Aragon
MotherSancha of Castile

In 1193, Alfonso married Gersenda II of Sabran, daughter of Rainou, Count of Forcalquier and Gersend of Forcalquier.[1] They had a child who became Ramon Berenguer IV as count of Provence.[2]

According to explanations in the manuscripts of Gaucelm Faidit's poems, Alfonso was a rival of the troubadour for the love of Jourdaine d'Embrun.[3]

Alfonso II died in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.[2]

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sabaté 2017, p. 110.
  2. ^ a b Smith & Buffery, p. 28.
  3. ^ Boutière & Schutz 1964, p. 187-191.

SourcesEdit

  • Boutière, J.; Schutz, A.-H., eds. (1964). Biographies des troubadours. Nizet.
  • Sabaté, Flocel, ed. (2017). The Crown of Aragon: A Singular Mediterranean Empire. Brill.
  • Smith, Damian J.; Buffery, Helena, eds. (2003). The Book of Deeds of James I of Aragon. Ashgate Publishing.
Preceded by
Sancho
Count of Provence
1185–1209
Succeeded by
Ramon Berenguer IV