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]
1162–1716
Flag
Standard
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
Monarch
 •  1162–1164 Petronilla (first)
 •  1479-1504
1479–1516
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
Area
 •  1443 250,000 km2 (97,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Aragon
County of Barcelona
Habsburg Spain
Today part of  Andorra
 France
 Greece
 Italy
 Malta
 Spain
 Tunisia

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