- Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon
Constance of Sicily Queen consort of Aragon, Sicily, and Valencia; Countess consort of Barcelona Tenure 1276–1285 Spouse Peter III of Aragon Issue Alfonso III of Aragon
James II of Aragon
Elisabeth, Queen of Portugal
Frederick III of Sicily
Yolanda, Duchess of Calabria
Pedro of Aragon
House Hohenstaufen Dynasty (by birth)
House of Aragon (by marriage)
Father Manfred of Sicily Mother Beatrice of Savoy Born 1249
Died 9 April 1302 (aged 52 or 53)
Burial Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, Barcelona
She was the only daughter of Manfred of Sicily and his first wife Beatrice of Savoy. Her paternal grandparents were Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and his mistress Bianca Lancia. Her maternal grandparents were Amadeus IV of Savoy and his first wife Anne of Burgundy.
Manfred was killed in the Battle of Benevento (26 February 1266) while fighting against his rival Charles of Anjou, son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. As his eldest daughter she could be considered his heiress but did not pursue her claim at this time.
James I died on 27 July 1276 and Peter succeeded to the throne. Constance became his Queen consort. With the War of the Sicilian Vespers (1282–1302), at first Peter and then their sons claimed the throne of Sicily in her right. The War resulted in the partition of the Kingdom of Sicily to the "Kingdom of Trinacria" (the island of Sicily) under her descendants and the Kingdom of Naples under the descendants of Charles of Anjou.
Constantia and Peter III of Aragon had six children:
- Alfonso III of Aragon (1265 – 18 June 1291).
- James II of Aragon (10 August 1267 – 2 November 1327).
- Elizabeth of Aragon (1271 – 4 July 1336). Married Denis of Portugal.
- Frederick III of Sicily (13 December 1272 – 25 June 1337).
- Yolanda of Aragon (1273 – August, 1302). Married Robert of Naples.
- Infante Pedro of Aragon (1275 – 25 August 1296). Married Guillemette of Béarn, daughter of Gaston VII of Montcada, Viscount of Béarn.
Constantia's ancestors in three generations Constantia of Sicily Father:
Manfred of Sicily
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
Constance of Sicily
Beatrice of Savoy
Amadeus IV of Savoy
Thomas I of Savoy
Marguerite of Geneva
Anne of Burgundy
Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy
Béatrice of AlbonConstance of Sicily, Queen of AragonBorn: circa 1249 Died: 9 April 1302
Royal titles Preceded by
Teresa Gil de Vidaure
Queen consort of Aragon
Isabella of Castile
Countess consort of Barcelona, Girona, Osona and Besalú
Queen consort of Valencia
Margaret of Burgundy
Queen consort of Sicily
Isabella of Castile
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