James I biography
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.