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Crown of Aragon

composite monarchy which existed between 1162–1716

The Crown of Aragon was a joining of multiple titles and states in the hands of the King of Aragon. In the 14th and 15th the land of Aragon covered most of present-day France and Spain. The political center was at Zaragoza.

Crown of Aragon

Corona d'Aragón  (Aragonese)
Corona d'Aragó  (Catalan)
Corona Aragonum  (Latin)
Corona de Aragón  (Spanish)
Aragoiko koroa  (Basque)
1162–1716
Flag of -
Standard
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Coat of arms
Territories subject to the Crown of Aragon in 1441
Territories subject to the Crown of Aragon in 1441
StatusComposite monarchy,[1] confederation of kingdoms,[2] or individual polities ruled by one king[3]
Capitalsee Capital below
Common languagesOfficial languages:
Aragonese, Catalan, Latin
Minority languages:
Occitan, Sardinian, Corsican, Neapolitan, Sicilian, Castilian, Basque, Greek, Maltese, Andalusian Arabic, Mozarabic
Religion
Majority religion:
Roman Catholic
Minority religions:
Sunni Islam, Sephardic Judaism, Greek Orthodoxy
GovernmentFeudal monarchy subject to pacts
Monarch 
• 1162–1164
Petronilla (first)
• 1479-1504
1479–1516
Isabella I and Ferdinand II
• 1700–1716
Charles III (last)
LegislatureCortz d'Aragón
Corts Catalanes
Corts Valencianes
Historical eraMiddle Ages / Early modern period
• Union of the Kingdom of Aragon and the County of Barcelona
1162
1231
• Conquest of the Kingdom of Valencia
1238–1245
1324–1420
19 October 1469
1501–1504
1716
Area
1443250,000 km2 (97,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Aragon
County of Barcelona
Habsburg Spain
Today part of Andorra
 France
 Greece
 Italy
 Malta
 Spain
 Tunisia

ReferencesEdit

  1. Albaladejo, Pablo Fernandez (2001). Los Borbones: dinastia y memoria de nacion en la Espana del siglo XVIII : actas del coloquio internacional celebrado en Madrid, mayo de 2000. Marcial Pons Historia. ISBN 978-84-95379-36-8.
  2. Buffery, Helena; Marcer, Elisenda (2010). Historical Dictionary of the Catalans. Scarecrow Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-8108-7514-2.
  3. Rodriguez, Jarbel (2007). Captives and Their Saviors in the Medieval Crown of Aragon. CUA Press. ISBN 978-0-8132-1475-7.