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Teresa d'Entença

Teresa d'Entença
Coat of arms of the house of Entença
Queen consort of Aragon
Tenure 1327
Countess of Urgell
Tenure 1314–1327
Spouse Alfonso IV of Aragon
Issue
Peter IV of Aragon
James I of Urgell
Constance, Queen of Majorca
House House of Barcelona
Father Gombald d'Entença
Mother Constance of Antillón
Born 1300
Died 20 October 1327
Zaragoza
Burial Zaragoza Franciscan Church

Teresa d'Entença (1300 – 20 October 1327)[1] was the eldest daughter of Gombald d'Entença and his wife Constance of Antillón. She was Queen consort of Aragon by her marriage to King Alfonso IV of Aragon and was Countess of Urgell in her own right; however control over her estate passed to her husband.

Life

Before dying at La Llitera without descendants, Teresa's uncle Ermengol X of Urgell agreed to make Alfonso heir to the County of Urgell, on the condition that Alfonso marry Teresa, who was his rightful heir.

Alfonso agreed to this and he married Teresa in 1314 in the Cathedral of Lerida. Alfonso is reputed to have been so liberal in the expenses during the wedding, that the local counsels imposed restrictions on how much he could spend.

However, Alfonso and Teresa did not become King and Queen straight away because Alfonso's father James II of Aragon was still alive and so was Alfonso's older brother James of Aragon, who was heir. However, James renounced his right to the throne in 1319 to become a monk. He had even refused to consummate his marriage to Eleanor of Castile. This meant Alfonso was now his father's heir.

James II died in 1327 and Alfonso succeeded him.

Teresa died whilst giving birth to her son Sancho on 20 October 1327 at Zaragoza. She is buried at Zaragoza Franciscan Church.[2] Her younger son James inherited Urgell from his parents. Alfonso later remarried to Eleanor, his once sister-in-law who was married to his older brother James.

Issue

Alfonso and Teresa were married for thirteen years, and had seven children:

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Teresa d'Entença
Born: circa 1300 Died: 20 October 1327
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ermengol X
Countess of Urgell
1314–1327
Succeeded by
James I
Royal titles
Preceded by
Elisenda of Montcada
Queen consort of Aragon
1327
Succeeded by
Eleanor of Castile
Countess consort of Barcelona, Girona, Osona and Besalú
1327
Queen consort of Valencia
1327
Queen consort of Sardinia and Corsica
1327
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