Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany
|Isabella of Aragon|
Seal of Isabella of Aragon
|Queen consort of Germany|
|Died||12 July 1330 (aged 24–25)|
|Spouse||Frederick the Fair|
Anna, Duchess of Bavaria|
Frederick of Austria
Elisabeth of Austria
House of Habsburg (by marriage)|
House of Aragon (by birth)
|Father||James II of Aragon|
|Mother||Blanche of Anjou|
Isabella was originally betrothed to Oshin, King of Armenia, son of Leo II, King of Armenia and his wife Queen Keran. Her father planned her betrothal to Oshin of Armenia in exchange for religious relics of St Thecla, located at Sis in Armenia, which he was anxious to acquire for the cathedral of Tarragona. Negotiations for the marriage broke down in the face of Armenian opposition to increased close ties with the Catholic western powers.
On 11 May 1315, Isabella married Frederick I of Austria, King of Germany in Ravensburg. From then onwards, Isabella was known as Elisabeth in Germany and Austria. Her husband had been elected as one of two rival Kings of Germany in October, 1314. His rival was Louis IV of Bavaria. With her marriage, Isabel became one of two Queens of Germany with Beatrix von Silesia-Glogau, wife of Louis IV.
Isabel and Frederick had at least three children:
- Frederick of Austria (1316–1322).
- Elisabeth of Austria (1317 – 23 October 1336).
- Anna of Austria (1318 – 14 December 1343). Married first Henry XV, Duke of Bavaria and secondly John Henry, Count of Gorizia.
On 5 September 1325, Frederick I and Louis IV resolved their conflict by agreeing to serve as co-rulers. However Frederick soon became the junior co-ruler and retired to Austria until his death on 13 January 1330. Isabella survived him by almost six months. She was buried in Vienna.
|Ancestors of Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany|
- Marek, Miroslav. "A listing of descendants of Petronilla I of Aragon". Genealogy.EU.
- Cawley, Charles, ARAGON, Medieval Lands, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,
- Medieval Lands
- Cawley, Charles, Austria, Medieval Lands, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,
- Necrologium Austriacum Gentis Habsburgicæ Prius, Passau Necrologies (II), p. 123.
Margaret of Brabant
11 May 1315 – 13 January 1330
With Beatrix von Silesia-Glogau (1315–1322) and Margaret, Countess of Hainaut (1324–1330)
| Succeeded by|
Margaret, Countess of Hainaut