|Alfonso IV 'the Kind'
Alfonso IV 'the Kind'
- Born: 1299
- Marriage: Leonor of Castile
- Died: 24 Jan 1336 at age 37
Alfonso IV of Aragˇn, surnamed the Kind (Catalan: Alfons el Benigne) was the king of Aragon and count of Barcelona (as Alfonso III) from 1327 to 1336. He was the second son of James II of Aragon and Blanche of Anjou.
He became heir after his older brother James renounced his rights to become a monk. He married Teresa of Entenša and Antillon (1300-1327), heiress of Urgell. With this marriage, Urgell was definitively incorporated into the crown of Aragon.
After widowing, he married Leonor de Castile, who should have been his brother James' wife but he refused to consummate the marriage. She was the sister of Alfonso XI of Castile and was murdered by her nephew Peter I of Castile.
By Teresa of Entenša:
* Alfons (lived only one year).
* Peter IV
* James (Jaume), Count of Urgell (1320-1347). He also inherited Entenša and Antillon.
* Fadrique (died young).
* Constanša (1322-1346), married James III of Majorca.
* Elizabeth (died young).
* Sanš (1327, lived only a few days).
By Leonor de Castile:
* Ferdinand (Ferran), Marquis of Tortosa. Married Maria of Portugal (daughter of Peter I of Portugal) and was killed by his half-brother Peter IV.
* John (Joan). Married Isabel N˙˝ez de Lara and was killed by order of his cousin Peter I of Castile.
Alfonso married Leonor of Castile. (Leonor of Castile was born about 1305.)