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Yolanda de Courtenay

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Reign  1215–1233
Name  Yolanda Courtenay
Children  Violant of Hungary
Mother  Yolanda of Flanders
House  House of Courtenay
Father  Peter II of Courtenay
Died  1233, Esztergom, Hungary
Coronation  1215
Role  King

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Issue  Yolanda, Queen of Aragon
Spouse  Andrew II of Hungary (m. 1215)
Parents  Yolanda of Flanders, Peter II of Courtenay
Grandchildren  Peter III of Aragon, Violant of Aragon

Yolanda de Courtenay (c. 1200 – June 1233), Queen of Hungary was the second wife of King Andrew II of Hungary.

Yolanda was the daughter of Count Peter II of Courtenay and his second wife, Yolanda of Flanders, the sister of Baldwin I and Henry I, the Emperors of Constantinople. Her marriage with King Andrew II, whose first wife, Gertrude had been murdered by conspirators on 24 September 1213, was arranged by her uncle, the Emperor Henry I.

Their marriage was celebrated in February 1215 in Székesfehérvár and Archbishop John of Esztergom crowned her queen consort. However, Bishop Robert of Veszprém sent a complaint to Pope Innocent III, because the coronation of the queens consort in Hungary had been traditionally the privilege of his see. The Pope sent a legate to Hungary in order to investigate the complaint and confirmed the privilege of the See of Veszprém.

Following her uncle's death on 11 July 1216, her husband was planning to acquire the imperial crown for himself, but the barons of the Latin Empire proclaimed her father emperor, instead.

Yolanda maintained good relations with her husband's children from his first marriage. Her husband survived her. She was buried in the Igriș Abbey of the White Monks.

Marriages and children

By her marriage with Andrew II of Hungary (c. 1177 – 21 September 1235) she had:

  • Yolanda (c. 1215 – 12 October 1251), wife of King James I of Aragon
  • References

    Yolanda de Courtenay Wikipedia


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