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Alfonso II, Count of Provence

Count of Provence
The basics
Date of birth Barcelona, Barcelonès, Àmbit metropolità de Barcelona, Barcelona Province
Date of death Feb 02, 1209 Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Mother: Sancha of Castile Queen of Aragon
Brother(s): Ferdinando d'Aragona Peter II of Aragon
Children: Ramon Berenguer IV Count of Provence Gersende of Provence
Sister(s): Leonor de Aragón y de Castilla Sancha d'Aragona Constance of Aragon
Spouse: Garsenda Countess of Forcalquier
Father: Alfonso II of Aragon
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Alfonso II (1174 – February 1209) was the second son of Alfonso II of Aragon and Sancha of Castile. His father transferred the County of Provence from his uncle Sancho to him in 1185. Alfonso II was born in Barcelona.

In 1193, Alfonso married Gersenda II of Sabran, daughter of Rainou, Count of Forcalquier and Gersend of Forcalquier. They had a child who became Ramon Berenguer IV as count of Provence.

According to explanations in the manuscripts of Gaucelm Faidit's poems, Alfonso was a rival of the troubadour for the love of Jourdaine d'Embrun.

Alfonso II died in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

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