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James I of Aragon

1208 - 1276

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James I the Conqueror (Catalan: Jaume el Conqueridor; 2 February 1208 – 27 July 1276) was King of Aragon and Lord of Montpellier from 1213 to 1276; King of Majorca from 1231 to 1276; and Valencia from 1238 to 1276 and Count of Barcelona. His long reign—the longest of any Iberian monarch—saw the expansion of the Crown of Aragon in three directions: Languedoc to the north, the Balearic Islands to the southeast, and Valencia to the south. By a treaty with Louis IX of France, he achieved the renunciation of any possible claim of French suzerainty over the County of Barcelona and the other Catalan counties, while he renounced northward expansion and taking back the once Catalan territories in Occitania and vassal counties loyal to the County of Barcelona, lands that were lost by his father Peter II of Aragon in the Battle of Muret during the Albigensian Crusade and annexed by the Kingdom of France, and then decided to turn south. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James I of Aragon has received more than 620,267 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). James I of Aragon is the 966th most popular politician (up from 1,009th in 2019), the 351st most popular biography from France (up from 383rd in 2019) and the 87th most popular French Politician.

James I of Aragon is most famous for his conquest of Valencia.

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Among politicians, James I of Aragon ranks 966 out of 15,577Before him are George Marshall, Astyages, Harold Wilson, Kayqubad I, Gediminas, and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino. After him are Guangxu Emperor, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Constantine II, Ferdinand I of Romania, Abolhassan Banisadr, and Casimir III the Great.

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Among people born in 1208, James I of Aragon ranks 1After him are Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester and Sempad the Constable. Among people deceased in 1276, James I of Aragon ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory X and Pope Adrian V. After him are Pope Innocent V, Ahmad al-Badawi, Vasily of Kostroma, Guido Guinizelli, Coppo di Marcovaldo, and Sempad the Constable.

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Among people born in France, James I of Aragon ranks 351 out of 6,011Before him are Gustave Moreau (1826), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), and Paul Ricœur (1913). After him are Jean Buridan (1295), Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), Alfred Binet (1857), Constantine II (316), Jeanne Moreau (1928), and Louis IV of France (920).


Among politicians born in France, James I of Aragon ranks 87Before him are Édouard Daladier (1884), Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748), Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275), Diane de Poitiers (1499), Elisabeth of France (1602), and Raymond Poincaré (1860). After him are Constantine II (316), Louis IV of France (920), Baldwin I of Jerusalem (1058), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), Adolphe Thiers (1797), and Dagobert I (611).