Meaning of JAMES in English



Spanish Jaime known as James the Just

born 0441; 1264

died Nov. 3, 1327, Barcelona, Aragon

King of Aragon (1295–1327) and king of Sicily (as James I, 1285–95).

He inherited the Sicilian crown on the death of his father (1285); when his brother died (1291) he inherited Aragon. He resigned Sicily (1295) and married the daughter of the king of Naples in order to make peace with the Angevins. Sardinia and Corsica were given to him in compensation for Sicily, but he was able to occupy only Sardinia (1324).

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