Pedro III the Great of Aragón 8,2324
- Born: 1239
- Marriage (1): Constance of Sicily Hohenstaufens in 1262 3057
- Died: 11 Nov 1285
Peter III of Aragon (also Peter I of Valencia, Peter II of Barcelona), known as the Great, was the king of Aragon and Valencia and count of Barcelona from 1276 to 1285.
In 1262, he married Constance, daughter and heiress of Manfred of Sicily. He became Peter I of Sicily from 1276 after the Sicilian Vespers expulsed the French from the island. His navy under the admiral Roger of Lauria defeated the invading French crusade at Roses, and his armies crushed the retreating French crusaders at the Coll de Panissars in 1285.
Peter left Aragon to his eldest son Alfonso III of Aragon, and Sicily to his second son James I of Sicily.
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded: King of Aragon, 1276.
• Acceded: King of Sicily, 1282.
Pedro married Constance of Sicily Hohenstaufens, daughter of Manfred of Sicily Hohenstaufens and Beatrice of Savoy, in 1262.3057 (Constance of Sicily Hohenstaufens died in 1302.)