Biography of Queen of Aragón y Sicilia Constanza (¿-1298)

Queen of Aragon and Sicily, daughter of Manfred, King of Sicily and his heir, died at Rome in 1298. He/She married Pedro III of Aragon in 1261, and in union with him had pretensions to the throne of Sicily, after the torment of Coradino; accessing the Patriot Juan of Prócida instances, and aided by the courageous Roger of Lauria, got Pedro throw the French from Sicily and crowned Queen to his wife. The Duke of Salerno, son of the King of Naples, fell to the Sicilians, who were calling for his death, but was saved by mediation of Constance. Although excommunicated by several popes, Pedro and Constance retained the throne of Sicily by the affection that inspired the people.