Information about King John I of Aragon

King John I of Aragon (27 December 1350 - 19 May 1396)

John I, called by posterity the Hunter or the Lover of Elegance, but the Abandoned in his lifetime, was the King of Aragon from 1388 until his death. He was the eldest son of Peter IV and his third wife, Eleanor, who was the daughter of Peter II of Sicily. He was born in Perpignan, capital of the Rousillon, which at that time was part of the Principality of Catalonia, in the Crown of Aragon. He was a man of character, with a taste for verse. He was a Francophile and married Violant of Bar against the wishes of his father, who had wanted him to marry a princess of Sicily. His last marriage was happy. His wife frequently participated in government, since the king was often ill.

He died during a hunt in forests near Foixà by a fall from his horse, like his namesake, cousin, and contemporary, John I of Castile. Leaving no sons, he was succeeded by his younger brother Martin. Two daughters, however, survived to adulthood.

King John I of Aragon reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Juan III (Duke John III), King of Aragon as John I Athens, Duchy of 6 January 1387 2 May 1388
Juan II (Duke John II), King of Aragon as John I Neopatras, Duchy of 6 January 1387 1390
Chuan I (King John I) Aragon 6 January 1387 19 May 1396
Juan I (King John I), King of Aragon Flag of Majorca Majorca 6 January 1387 19 May 1396
Giovanni I (King John I), King of Aragon Flag of Sardinia Sardinia 6 January 1387 19 May 1396
Juan I (King John I), King of Aragon Flag of Valencia Valencia 6 January 1387 19 May 1396
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