Petronilla of Aragon

1136 - 1173

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Petronilla (29 June/11 August 1136 – 15 October 1173), whose name is also spelled Petronila or Petronella (Aragonese Peyronela or Payronella, and Catalan: Peronella), was the queen of Aragon from the abdication of her father, Ramiro II, in 1137 until her own abdication in 1164. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Petronilla of Aragon has received more than 161,304 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Petronilla of Aragon is the 2,227th most popular politician (down from 2,134th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from Spain (down from 196th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Spanish Politician.

Petronilla of Aragon was the daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona and his wife, Sancha of Castile. She married William VIII, Count of Provence in 1112 and became Countess of Provence. Petronilla was most famous for her role in the Albigensian Crusade.

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Among politicians, Petronilla of Aragon ranks 2,227 out of 15,710Before her are Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Harsha, Adolfo Suárez, Crispus, Antigonus II Gonatas, and Myeongjong of Joseon. After her are Amaziah of Judah, Charles Martel of Anjou, Seretse Khama, Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria, Philip the Tetrarch, and Jie of Xia.

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Among people born in 1136, Petronilla of Aragon ranks 3Before her are Ismail al-Jazari and Amalric of Jerusalem. After her are Constance of Castile, Humbert III, Count of Savoy, Marie I, Countess of Boulogne, and Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia. Among people deceased in 1173, Petronilla of Aragon ranks 1After her are Benjamin of Tudela, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Euphrosyne of Polotsk, Bolesław IV the Curly, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, and Matthew, Count of Boulogne.

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Among people born in Spain, Petronilla of Aragon ranks 199 out of 2,595Before her are Luis de Góngora (1561), Blanche I of Navarre (1387), Luis Carrero Blanco (1904), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548), Ferdinand I of León (1016), and Adolfo Suárez (1932). After her are Matilde Camus (1919), Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895), Leo Africanus (1494), Fernando Rey (1917), Francisco de Quevedo (1584), and Catherine of Navarre (1470).


Among politicians born in Spain, Petronilla of Aragon ranks 73Before her are Frederick III of Sicily (1272), Henry III of Castile (1379), Al-Hakam II (915), Blanche I of Navarre (1387), Ferdinand I of León (1016), and Adolfo Suárez (1932). After her are Catherine of Navarre (1470), Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567), Postumus (250), Lluís Companys (1882), Infante Carlos, Count of Molina (1788), and Manuel Godoy (1767).