Peter II
Coat of arms of Urgell
Count of Urgell
Reign1347 - 1408
PredecessorJames I, Count of Urgell
SuccessorJames II, Count of Urgell
Born1340
DiedJune 1408
Balaguer
SpouseBeatrice of Cardona
Margaret Paleologa
IssueJames II, Count of Urgell
HouseBarcelona
FatherJames I, Count of Urgell
MotherCecilia of Comminges
ReligionCatholic Church

Peter II (Spanish: Pedro, IPA: [ˈpeðɾo]; 1340 - June 1408) was Count of Urgell from 1347 until his death.

Biography

He was the eldest son of count James I of Urgell and Cecilia of Comminges, daughter of the count of Comminges and viscount of Turenne, Bernard VII. At the death of his father, he inherited his titles of Urgell, viscount of Àger, baron of Entença and Antillón; as he was underage, his mother acted initially as tutor.

In 1363 he married Beatrice of Cardona, daughter of Ugo Folch de Cardona. In 1376 he remarried to Margaret Paleologa, daughter of John II, Marquess of Montferrat.

In 1396, after Martin of Aragon had become king of Aragon, he faced Matthew, Count of Foix, who had invaded Aragon, and pushed him back. He died at Balaguer in 1408.

His son with Margaret Paleologa was James II, Count of Urgell.

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Preceded byJames I Count of Urgell 1347-1408 Succeeded byJames II