James I Biography

King(1208–1276)
James I was a Spanish king best known for fighting the Moors during his reign from 1213-'76. He is also known as James I the Conqueror and James I of Aragon.

Synopsis

James I was a Spanish king born on February 2, 1208, in Montpellier, Count of Toulouse, Spain. Also known as James I the Conqueror and James I of Aragon, he was the son and successor of Peter II. During his rule, he seized the Balearic Islands and Valencia from the Moors from 1229-'38. His reign lasted from 1213-'76. James I died on July 27, 1276 and was succeeded in Aragon by his son Peter III.

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