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Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany

Isabella of Aragon
Seal of Isabella of Aragon
Queen consort of Germany
Tenure 1315–1330
Coronation 1315 (Basel)
Spouse Frederick the Fair
Issue Anna, Duchess of Bavaria
Frederick of Austria
Elisabeth of Austria
House House of Habsburg (by marriage)
House of Aragon (by birth)
Father James II of Aragon
Mother Blanche of Anjou
Born 1305
Died 12 July 1330 (aged 24–25)

Isabella of Aragon (1305 – 12 July 1330) was the daughter of James II of Aragon and his second wife Blanche of Anjou. Queen consort of Frederick I of Austria. She was a member of the House of Aragon

Life

Isabella was the sixth of ten children, her siblings included Alfonso IV of Aragon and Maria of Aragon.

Her paternal grandparents were Peter III of Aragon and Constance of Sicily.[1] Her maternal grandparents were Charles II of Naples and Maria Arpad of Hungary.

Isabella was originally betrothed to Oshin, King of Armenia, son of Leo II, King of Armenia and his wife Queen Keran. Her father planned her betrothal to Oshin of Armenia in exchange for religious relics of St Thecla, located at Sis in Armenia, which he was anxious to acquire for the cathedral of Tarragona. Negotiations for the marriage broke down in the face of Armenian opposition to increased close ties with the Catholic western powers.[2]

On 11 May 1315, Isabella married Frederick I of Austria, King of Germany in Ravensburg. From then onwards, Isabella was known as Elisabeth in Germany and Austria.[3] Her husband had been elected as one of two rival Kings of Germany in October, 1314. His rival was Louis IV of Bavaria. With her marriage, Isabel became one of two Queens of Germany with Beatrix von Silesia-Glogau, wife of Louis IV.

It is said [4] that Isabella was blind in the last six years of her life.

Isabel and Frederick had at least three children:

On 5 September 1325, Frederick I and Louis IV resolved their conflict by agreeing to serve as co-rulers. However Frederick soon became the junior co-ruler and retired to Austria until his death on 13 January 1330. Isabella survived him by almost six months. She was buried in Vienna.[5]

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "A listing of descendants of Petronilla I of Aragon". Genealogy.EU. 
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, ARAGON, Medieval Lands, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,
  3. ^ Medieval Lands
  4. ^ Cawley, Charles, Austria, Medieval Lands, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,
  5. ^ Necrologium Austriacum Gentis Habsburgicæ Prius, Passau Necrologies (II), p. 123.
Preceded by
Margaret of Brabant
German Queen
11 May 1315 – 13 January 1330
With Beatrix von Silesia-Glogau (1315–1322) and Margaret, Countess of Hainaut (1324–1330)
Succeeded by
Margaret, Countess of Hainaut
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