Ferdinand of Majorca

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Ferrán de Mallorca

Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Death: Died in Vouprasia, West Greece, Greece
Immediate Family:

Son of Jaume II, rei de Mallorca and Esclaramunda de Foix, reina consort de Mallorca
Husband of Isabelle de Sabran, Lady of Ansouis and Isabelle d'Ibelin
Father of Jaume el Temerari, rei de Mallorca and Ferrán de Mallorca, Vizconde de Omelas
Brother of Infante don Jaime de Mallorca; Sanç el Pacífic, Rei de Mallorca; Isabel Infanta de Mallorca-Foix; Saura de Mallorca; Sança de Mallorca and 1 other

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About Ferdinand of Majorca

Ferdinand of Majorca

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A denier tournois minted by Ferdinand during his brief rule in Achaea

Ferdinand of Majorca (Catalan: Ferran de Mallorca) (1278 – July 5, 1316), Infante of Majorca, was the third son of James II of Majorca, Viscount of Aumelas and Lord of Frontignan.

He was sent by Frederick III of Sicily to take command of the Catalan Company in Frederick's name, but was rebuffed by Bernat de Rocefort, one of their leaders. On his return with the chronicler Ramón Muntaner, he was captured by the Venetians at Negroponte. He had been released by 1310, when he distinguished himself at the siege of Almería by killing the son of the King of Guadix.

In 1313, he returned to Sicily to take part in the war then in hand with the Angevins and was created Lord of Catania. Margaret of Villehardouin was then in Sicily, seeking to advance her claim to the Principality of Achaea. She gave her daughter Isabelle de Sabran to Ferdinand in marriage and resigned Mategrifon and her claim on Achaea to the couple, who were married in Messina. Margaret died in March 1315 in her castle of Akova in the Morea, and her daughter on May 7, 1315 in Catania, shortly after bearing a son, James III of Majorca.

Shortly after her death, Ferdinand set out with a small company for the Morea to uphold the claim now held by his son. He seized Clarenza in June 1315 and briefly took control of the Morea. In the autumn of 1315 he took a second wife, Isabella of Ibelin, daughter of the Seneschal of Cyprus. However, his rival claimant Matilda of Hainaut, and her husband Louis of Burgundy returned to the Morea in the spring of 1316 with Venetian aid. Ferdinand's expected aid from Majorca and Sicily was tardy, as was that of the Catalan Company from Athens. Facing superior numbers, he was killed at the Battle of Manolada on July 5, 1316. He was succeeded as heir presumptive of Majorca by his elder son, James, and as Viscount of Aumelas by his posthumous son Ferdinand.


The Chronicle of Ramón Muntaner, translated into English by Lady Goodenough

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Ferdinand of Majorca's Timeline

Perpignan, France
April 15, 1315
Age 37
Catania, Sicily, Italy
July 5, 1316
Age 38
Vouprasia, West Greece, Greece
Age 38