M Alfonso V d' Aragon King of Aragón-Naples

(Alfonso V d'Aragon)

  • Born in 1394 - Medina Del Campo, Valladolid, Castile Leon, Spain
  • Deceased 27 June 1458 - Napoli, Campania, Italy,aged 64 years old
  • King of Aragón-Naples, Count of Barcelona, King of Sicily


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Occupation: King of Sicily(Source: Wikipedia (Location: www.wikipedia.com;))
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Date of Import: 16 Nov 2011
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Alfons V of Aragon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Alfons V of Aragon (also Alfons I of Naples) (1396 â ¬`` June 27, 1458),surnamed the Magnanimous, was the King of Aragon and Naples and countof Barcelona from 1416 to 1458. He was a son of Ferdinand I of Aragon(also called Ferdinand of Antequera), and is one of the mostconspicuous figures of the early Renaissance.

He represented the old line of the counts of Barcelona only throughwomen, and was on his father's side descended from the House ofTrastamara, a noble family of Castile. By hereditary right he wasking of Sicily. He disputed the island of Sardinia with Genoa andconquered the kingdom of Naples. He fought and triumphed amid theexuberant development of individuality which accompanied the revivalof learning and the birth of the modern world.

When he was a prisoner in the hands of Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke ofMilan, in 1435, Alfonso persuaded his ferocious and crafty captor tolet him go by making it plain that it was the interest of Milan not toprevent the victory of the Aragonese party in Naples.

Like a true prince of the Renaissance he favoured men of letters whomhe trusted to preserve his reputation to posterity. His devotion tothe classics was exceptional even in that time. For example, Alfonsohalted his army in pious respect before the birthplace of a Latinwriter, carried Livy or Caesar on his campaigns with him, and hispanegyrist Panormita did not think it an incredible lie to say thatthe king was cured of an illness when a few pages of Quintus CurtiusRufus' history of Alexander the Great were read to him. However, theclassics had not refined his taste, for he was amused by settingiternant scholars, who swarmed to his court, to abuse one another inthe indescribably filthy Latin scolding matches which were then thefashion.

Alfons founded nothing, and, after his conquest of Naples in 1441,ruled by his mercenary soldiers and no less mercenary men of letters.His Spanish possessions were ruled for him by his brother John. Heleft his conquest of Naples to his bastard son Ferdinand; hisinherited lands, Sicily and Sardinia, going to his brother John, whosurvived him.

Alfons was the object of diplomatic contacts from the empire ofEthiopia. In 1428, he received a letter from Yeshaq I of Ethiopia,borne by two dignitaries, which proposed an alliance against theMuslims and would be sealed by a dual marriage, that would require theInfante Don Pedro to bring a group of artisans to Ethiopia, where hewould marry Yashq's daughter. It is not clear how or if Alfonsoresponded to this letter, although in a letter sent to Yeshaq'ssuccessor Zara Yaqob in 1450, Alfons wrote that he would be happy tosend artisans to Ethiopia, if their safe arrival could be guaranteedfor on a previous occasion a party of 13 of his subjects travelling toEthiopia had all perished.

He was betrothed to Marà ­ a de Castilla (1401â ¬``1458; sister of Juan IIof Castile) in Valladolid in 1408; the marriage was celebrated inValencia during 1415. They failed to produce children.



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