Information about King Alfonso V of Aragon

King Alfonso V of Aragon (1396 - 27 June 1458)

Alfonso the Magnanimous KG (also Alphonso; Catalan: Alfons) was the King of Aragon (as Alfonso V), Valencia (as Alfonso III), Majorca, Sardinia and Corsica (as Alfonso II), Sicily (as Alfonso I) and Count of Barcelona (as Alfonso IV) from 1416, and King of Naples (as Alfonso I) from 1442 until his death. He was one of the most prominent figures of the early Renaissance and a knight of the Order of the Dragon.

Born at Medina del Campo, he was the son of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque. He represented the old line of the counts of Barcelona through the female line, and was on his father's side descended from the House of Trastamara, the reigning House of Castile. By hereditary right he was king of Sicily and claimed the island of Sardinia for himself, though it was then in the possession of Genoa. Alfonso was also in possession of much of Corsica by the 1420s.

King Alfonso V of Aragon reigned in...
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King Alfonso V Aragon 2 April 1416 27 June 1458
King Alfonso II, King of Aragon as Alfonso V Flag of Majorca Majorca 2 April 1416 27 June 1458
King Alfonso V, King of Aragon Flag of Sardinia Sardinia 2 April 1416 27 June 1458
King Alfonso I, King of Aragon as Alfonso V Flag of Sicily Sicily 2 April 1416 27 June 1458
King Alfonso III, King of Aragon as Alfonso V Flag of Valencia Valencia 2 April 1416 27 June 1458
King Alfonso I, King of Aragon as Alfonso V Flag of Naples Naples 2 June 1442 27 June 1458
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