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Constance of Aragon, Lady of Villena

Aragonese and Valencian Royalty
House of Barcelona
Alfonso II
Children include
Peter (future Peter II of Aragon)
Alfonso II, Count of Provence
Peter II
Children include
James (future James I of Aragon, Valencia and Majorca)
James I
Peter (future Peter III of Aragon and I of Valencia and Sicily)
James II of Majorca
Violant, Queen of Castile
Constance, Infanta of Castile
Isabella, Queen of France
Peter III (I of Valencia and Sicily)
Children include
Alfonso (future Alfonso III of Aragon and I of Valencia)
James (future James I of Sicily and II of Aragon and Valencia)
Frederick II of Sicily
Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal
Yolanda, Duchess of Calabria
Alfonso III (I of Valencia)
James II (I of Sicily)
Children include
Alfonso (future Alfonso IV of Aragon and II of Valencia)
Alfonso IV (II of Valencia)
Children include
Peter (future Peter IV of Aragon and II of Valencia)
Peter IV (II of Valencia)
Children include
Constance, Queen of Sicily
John (future John I of Aragon and Valencia)
Martin (future Martin II of Sicily and I of Aragon and Valencia)
Eleanor, Queen of Castile
Isabella, Countess of Urgel
Grandchildren include
Ferdinand (future Ferdinand I of Aragon, Valencia and Sicily)
Isabella, Countess of Urgel and Coimbra
John I
Yolande, Queen of France
Martin I (II of Sicily)

Constance of Aragon (1239–1269) was a daughter of James I of Aragon and his second wife Yolanda of Hungary. She was a member of the House of Barcelona and was Infanta of Castile by her marriage to Juan Manuel, Lord of Villena.

Her maternal grandparents were Andrew II of Hungary and his second wife Yolanda de Courtenay. Her paternal grandparents were Peter II of Aragon and Marie of Montpellier. Constance's siblings included: James II of Majorca, Peter III of Aragon, Yolanda, Queen of Castile and Isabella, Queen of France.

Constance married in 1260 to Juan Manuel, Lord of Villena in Soria. He was second son of Ferdinand III of Castile and his first wife Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen. The couple had two children:

  • Alfonso Manuel (born 1260/1261, died in Montepellier, France in 1276) Died without issue.
  • Violante Manuel (born 1265, died in Lisbon, Portugal in 1314), lady of Elche and Medellín. Married circa 1287 to Afonso of Portugal, son of Afonso III of Portugal.

Constance died in 1269, leaving her husband a widower. He remarried in 1274/5 to Beatrice of Savoy. Their son was Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena, who was successor to his father since Constance's son, Alfonso died young.


16. Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
8. Alfonso II of Aragon
17. Petronila of Aragon
4. Peter II of Aragon
18. Alfonso VII of León
9. Sancha of Castile
19. Richeza of Poland
2. James I of Aragon
20. William VII of Montpellier
10. William VIII of Montpellier
21. Matilda of Burgundy
5. Marie of Montpellier
22. Isaac Komnenos
11. Eudokia Komnene
23. Irene Synadene
1. Constance of Aragon
24. Géza II of Hungary
12. Béla III of Hungary
25. Euphrosyne of Kiev
6. Andrew II of Hungary
26. Raynald of Châtillon
13. Agnes of Antioch
27. Constance of Antioch
3. Violant of Hungary
28. Peter of Courtenay
14. Peter II of Courtenay
29. Elizabeth de Courtenay
7. Yolanda de Courtenay
30. Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut
15. Yolanda of Flanders
31. Margaret I, Countess of Flanders


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