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Joanna of Aragon, Countess of Ampurias

Joanna of Aragon
Tomb of Joanna
Countess consort of Ampurias
Tenure 1373-1385
Spouse John I, Count of Ampurias
John II, Count of Ampurias
Peter, Count of Ampurias
House House of Barcelona
Father Peter IV of Aragon
Mother Maria of Navarre
Born 7 November 1344
Died 1385
Castellón, Ampurias
Burial Poblet Monastery
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joanna of Aragon (Barcelona 7 November 1344-Castellón, Ampurias 1385[1]) was the second child of Peter IV of Aragon and his first wife Maria of Navarre. She was an Infanta of Aragon by birth and Countess of Ampurias by her marriage. She was a member of the House of Aragon.


On the 19 June 1373, Joanna married John I, Count of Ampurias. This was his second marriage after the death of his first wife Blanche of Sicily. Joanna was twenty-nine at the time of the marriage, she was considered an older bride.

Many members of her family showed dislike to her father's fourth wife Queen Sibila, due to her low ranking birth and her family's interference at court. Joanna's husband John came into conflict with Sibila, and then rebelled against Joanna's father.[2] The marriage of Peter and Sibila also led to a strain between himself and his three surviving children: Joanna, John and Martin.[3]

Joanna and John were married for twelve years, in this time they had two sons:

  1. John (1375–1401), succeeded his father as Count of Ampurias
  2. Peter (d.1402), succeeded his brother, however only reigned for a year.

Joanna died aged forty or forty-one in 1385. Her husband died thirteen years later in 1398. She is buried at Poblet Monastery.[4]



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