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Marengo 02-21-2008 07:23 AM

King Alfonso III 'The Liberal' of Aragon and Queen Eleonor
Alfonso III 'The Liberal', King of Aragon, Valencia, Sardinia, Corsica and Mallorca, Count of Barcelona (Valencia, ?, 1265 – Barcelona, 18 June 1291); married in Barcelona on August 15, 1290 Princess Eleonor of England (18 June 1269 – 29 August 1298)

Dynasty: Barcelona

Predecessor: King Pedro III of Aragon

Succeeded by: King Jaime II of Aragon

Children: None

Parents Alfonso: King Pedro III of Aragon and Princess Constantia of Sicily

Parents Eleonor: King Edward I of England and Princess Leonor of Castile

Siblings Alfonso: King Jaime II of Aragon; Queen Isabel of Portugal; King Federico II of Sicily; Queen Violante of Napels and Prince Pedro of Aragon

Siblings Eleonor: Princess Joan, Prince John, Prince Henry, Princess Alice and Princess Juliana of England, Countess Joan of Hertford; Prince Alphons of England, Earl of Chester; Duchess Margaret of Brabant; Princess Berengaria, Princess Mary and Princess Isabella of England; Countess Elizabeth of Holland, later countess of Hereford and Essex; King Edward II, Princess Beatrice and Princess Blanche of England

Half Siblings of Eleonor: Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk; Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent and Princess Eleonor of England

Marengo 02-25-2008 04:54 PM

Alfonso III (1265 – 18 June 1291), called the Liberal (el Liberal) or the Free (also "the Frank," from el Franc), was the King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona (as Alfons II) from 1285. He conquered the Kingdom of Majorca between his succession and 1287.
He was a son of Peter III of Aragon and his Queen consort Constantia of Sicily, daughter and heiress of Manfred of Sicily. His matenal grandmother Beatrice of Savoy was a daughter of Amadeus IV of Savoy and Anne of Burgundy.
Soon after assuming the throne, he conducted a campaign to reincorporate the Balearic Islands into the Kingdom of Aragon - which had been lost due to the division of the kingdom by his grandfather, James I of Aragon. Thus in 1285 he declared war on his uncle, James II of Majorca, and conquered both Majorca (1285) and Ibiza (1286), effectively reassuming suzerainty over the Kingdom of Majorca. He followed this with the conquest of Minorca - until then, an autonomous Muslim state (Manrqa) under the Kingdom of Majorca - on 17 January 1287, the anniversary of which now serves as Minorca's national holiday.

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Marengo 02-25-2008 05:04 PM

Eleanor of England (18 June 1269 – 29 August 1298), was the eldest surviving daughter of Edward I of England and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile.
For a long period she was betrothed to King Alphonso III of Aragon (d. 18 June 1291). However, Alphonso's death occurred before the marriage could take place.
Eleanor subsequently married the French nobleman, Henry III, Count of Bar in 1293, as a means of allying Bar and England against the Kings of France. Eleanor and Henry had three surviving children.

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