Yolande of Aragon biography

Yolande of Aragon

Noble person

1384 – 1442

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Who was Yolande of Aragon?

Yolande of Aragon was a throne claimant and titular queen regnant of Aragon, titular queen consort of Naples, Duchess of Anjou, Countess of Provence, and regent of Provence during the minority of her son. She was a daughter of John I of Aragon and his wife Yolande of Bar. Yolande played a crucial role in the struggles between France and England, influencing events such as the financing of Joan of Arc's army in 1429 and tipping the balance in favour of the French. She was also known as Jolantha de Aragon and Violant d'Aragó. Tradition holds that she commissioned the famous Rohan Hours.

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Born
Aug 11, 1384
Zaragoza
Also known as
  • Violant d'Aragó
  • Jolantha de Aragon
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Died
Nov 14, 1442
Chateau de Tuce-de-Saumur
Resting place
Angers Cathedral

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on July 23, 2013

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