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James I
Coat of arms of Urgell
Count of Urgell
Reign1327–1347
PredecessorTeresa d'Entença
SuccessorPeter II, Count of Urgell
Born1321
Zaragoza
Died15 November 1347
SpouseCecilia de Comminges
IssuePeter II, Count of Urgell
HouseBarcelona
FatherAlfonso IV of Aragon
MotherTeresa d'Entença

James I (1321 – 15 November 1347), the eighteenth Count of Urgell, was the fourth son of Alfonso IV King of Aragon and Teresa d'Entença & Cabrera, 17th Countess of Urgell.

Biography

James was born in Zaragoza in 1321. His older brother, Peter, inherited the Kingdom of Aragon. James inherited his mother's title.

He married Cecilia de Comminges (1321–1381), the daughter of Bernard VIII, Count of Comminges and Viscount of Turenne, in 1336 in Catalonia. They had two children, Pedro 19th Conde of Urgel and Isabel.

James is believed to have been poisoned by his brother Peter in Barcelona.

References

  • Zayas de la Portilla, Juan Bruno (2003). Orígenes, Compendio Histórico-Genealógico del Linaje Zayas, Descendencia del Infante Don Jaime de Aragón, Volumen I (in Spanish). Zayas Publishing. ISBN 0-9672876-0-X.
Preceded byTeresa d'Entença Count of Urgell 1327-1347 Succeeded byPeter II
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