| King of Aragon, Majorca, Valencia and Sardinia and Corsica
Count from Barcelona, "Rosellón" and "Cerdaña"
Juan I of Aragon was called the Hunter or
the Lover of the gentleness. He was born in Perpiñán on December
27, 1350 and died on May 19, 1396 -being 45 years old- in Foixà.
He was a king of Aragon between the years 1387-1396 (his coronation
was carried out in January, 1387). He was son and successor of Pedro
IV and Leonor of Sicily.
Juan I had certain differences with his father-in-law,
the count of Armagnac (his first spouse was Marta de Armañac).
The count's troops, under Bernardo's orders, brother of the
count of Armagnac, invaded the Ampurdán and arrived until Gerona
(1389-1390); they were rejected by the troops that directed the infant
Martin, brother and future successor of the king. He also had to suffocate
a rebellion in Sardinia.
His reign is characterized by the administrative
and financial disorder. He instituted the Floral Games of Barcelona,
to imitation of those of Tolosa, in 1393.
He died of sudden form while was in
a hunt (1396). On not having had masculine descent, he was succeeded
by his brother Martín. Martín I the Human pushed back the invasion
of the troops of count Mateo I of Foix, married Juana,
Juan's daughter, who was trying to succeed to him. Violante,
another Juan's daughter who also chose to the succession, was
the wife of Luis II of Anjou
He married in the first nuptials Marta
de Armagnac (1347-1378), daughter of count Juan I of Armagnac.
Juana, who married Mateo,
count of Foix, after the death of his father, claimed the throne along
with his husband, being defeated. He died without descent.
After being widowed, he married Violante
de Bar (1365-1431), daughter of Roberto I, duke of Bar.
Yolanda, who married Luis
II of Anjou, titular king of Naples. The son of both, Luis
III, claimed the throne after the death of Martín I the human,
in the Caspe commitment.
- Jaime (who died being young)
- Antonia (who died being young)
From all his descendants -six sons and
six daughters- only two reached the adulthood.
His titles were very abundant: King
from Aragon, Majorca, Valencia and Sardinia and Corsica. Count
of Barcelona, Rosellón and Cerdaña. Duke from Athens
and Neopatria -1387 at May 2 1388 (Athens) and 1390 (Neopatria). Also
Duke of Gerona and Count of Cervera 1351 and 1353 -
1387, 1388 - 1389, 1389 - 1394, 1394 - 1396.
After his death, was proceeded the
burial of his mortal remains in the Real Sepulchers of the monastery
His successor will be Martín I..