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Alfonso II, Count of Provence

Alfonso II, Count of Provence

Count of Provence
The basics
Gender male
Birth January 1, 1180 (Barcelona, Barcelonès, Àmbit metropolità de Barcelona, Barcelona Province)
Death February 2, 1209 (Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy)
Mother: Sancha of CastileQueen of Aragon
Father: Alfonso II of Aragon
Siblings: Ferdinando d'AragonaPeter II of AragonLeonor de Aragón y de CastillaSancha d'AragonaConstance of Aragon
Spouse: GarsendaCountess of Forcalquier
Children: Ramon Berenguer IVCount of ProvenceGersende of Provence
The details

Alfonso II (1174 – February 1209) was the second son of Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancha of Castile. His father transferred the County of Provence from his uncle Sancho to him in 1185. Alfonso II was born in Barcelona.

In 1193, Alfonso married Gersenda II of Sabran, daughter of Rainou, Count of Forcalquier and Gersend of Forcalquier. They had a child who became Ramon Berenguer IV as count of Provence.

According to explanations in the manuscripts of Gaucelm Faidit's poems, Alfonso was a rival of the troubadour for the love of Jourdaine d'Embrun.

Alfonso II died in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

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