Alfonso I, Duke of Gandia

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Alfonso de Aragón y Foix (1332 - Gandia, 5 March 1412) [1] also called Alfonso I of Gandía "the old" and Alfonso IV of Ribagorza, was the eldest son of Count Pedro de Aragón y Anjou (Pedro IV of Ribagorza) and Juana of Foix. He was the grandson of James II of Aragon and cousin of Pedro IV "the Ceremonious". He held the titles of Duke of Gandia (from 1399), Count of Denia (since 1355), Count of Ribagorza (from 1361), Marquis of Villena (since 1366), and first Constable of Castile.

Alfonso de Aragon and Foix
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Duke of Gandía
Tenure1399–1412
PredecessorPedro of Aragon and Anjou
SuccessorAlfonso of Aragon and Eiximenis
Count of Ribagorza
Tenure1365–1412
PredecessorPedro of Aragon and Anjou
SuccessorAlfonso of Aragon and Eiximenis
Born1332
Died1412
Gandía
Burial
SpouseViolante Díaz de Arenós
Full name
Alfonso de Aragón y Foix, Alfonso "the Old", Alfons "el Vell".
HouseHouse of Aragon
FatherPedro IV of Ribagorza
MotherIsabel de Foix
ReligionRoman Catholicism

He was a claimant to the Crown of Aragon in the succession crisis that followed the death of Martin of Aragon with no children. Alfonso claimed the crown as senior male-line descendant of James II. Alfonso died before the crisis was resolved by the Compromise of Caspe; his claim was inherited by his brother, Juan of Aragon and Foix.

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  1. ^ Iglesias Costa, Manuel (2001) Historia del condado de Ribagorza (in Spanish). p. 267. Huesca: Instituto de Estudios Altoaragoneses: Diputación de Huesca. ISBN 84-8127-121-7.

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