Crown of Aragon

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Crown of Aragon
Corona d'Aragón  (Aragonese)
Corona d'Aragó  (Catalan)
Corona Aragonum  (Latin)
Corona de Aragón  (Spanish)
Aragoiko koroa  (Basque)
Composite monarchy,[1] confederation of kingdoms,[2] or individual polities ruled by one king[3]
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Territories subject to the Crown of Aragon in 1441
Capital see Capital below
Languages Official languages:
Aragonese, Catalan, Latin
Minority languages:
Occitan, Sardinian, Corsican, Neapolitan, Sicilian, Castilian, Basque, Greek, Maltese, Andalusian Arabic, Mozarabic
Religion Majority religion:
Roman Catholic
Minority religions:
Sunni Islam, Sephardic Judaism, Greek Orthodoxy
Government Feudal monarchy subject to pacts
 •  1162–1164 Petronilla (first)
 •  1479-1504
Isabella I and Ferdinand II
 •  1700–1716 Charles III (last)
Legislature Cortz d'Aragón
Corts Catalanes
Corts Valencianes
Historical era Middle Ages / Early modern period
 •  Union of the Kingdom of Aragon and the County of Barcelona 1162
 •  Conquest of the Kingdom of Majorca 1231
 •  Conquest of the Kingdom of Valencia 1238–1245
 •  Conquest of the Kingdom of Sardinia 1324–1420
 •  Union of Ferdinand II and Isabella I 19 October 1469
 •  Conquest of the Kingdom of Naples 1501–1504
 •  Nueva Planta decrees 1716
 •  1443 250,000 km2 (97,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Aragon
County of Barcelona
Habsburg Spain
Today part of  Andorra

The Crown of Aragon was a joining of multiple titles and states in the hands of the King of Aragon. In the 14th and 15th the land of Aragon covered most of present-day France and Spain. The political center was at Zaragoza.

References[change | change source]

  1. Pablo Fernández Albaladejo (2001). Los Borbones: dinastía y memoria de nación en la España del siglo XVIII..., Marcial Pons Historia.
  2. Historical Dictionary of the Catalans.Buffery-Marcer.2011 The Crown of Aragon was a confederation of kingdoms
  3. Captives and Their Saviors in the Medieval Crown of Aragon. Rodriguez.2007 The Crown of Aragon was a confederation of individual polities ruled by one king, the king of Aragon