Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France
|Isabella of Aragon|
|Queen consort of France|
|Tenure||25 August 1270 – 28 January 1271|
|Died||28 January 1271 (aged 22–23)|
|Spouse||Philip III of France|
Philip IV of France
Charles, Count of Valois
|Father||James I of Aragon|
|Mother||Violant of Hungary|
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She accompanied her husband on the Eighth Crusade against Tunis. On their way home, they stopped in Cosenza, Calabria. Six months pregnant with her fifth child, on 11 January 1271 she suffered a fall from her horse after they had resumed the trip back to France. Isabella gave birth to a premature stillborn son. She never recovered from her injuries and the childbirth, and died seventeen days later, on 28 January. Her death was a devastating emotional blow to her husband, especially since she had been pregnant. Philip III took the bodies of Isabella and their stillborn son and, when he finally returned to France, buried them in the Basilica of St Denis. Isabella's tomb, like many others, was desecrated during the French Revolution in 1793.
She had four sons:
- Louis (1265–1276)
- Philip IV "the Fair" (1268–1314), King of France
- Robert (1269–1271)
- Charles, Count of Valois (1270–1325)
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|Ancestors of Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France|
- She had not been born yet when her father King James executed a will in January 1248 since he stipulates that if he had another son, he should become a knight Templar and if the newborn was daughter, she should enter the Monastery of Santa María de Sigena. Isabella was born after January of 1248.
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Margaret of Provence
| Queen consort of France
25 August 1270 – 28 January 1271
Marie of Brabant