Peace of Anagni

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The palace of Boniface VIII in Anagni

The Peace of Anagni , also known as the Treaty of Anagni , was signed on June 24, 1295 and formed the conclusion of a series of disputes between the Kingdom of Aragón and the French crown and the House of Anjou, who resided in Naples, on the mediation of Pope Boniface VIII. The Pope , who had his summer residence in Anagni , pursued his own interests in the reorganization of the balance of power in Italy and in the Mediterranean region resulting from the treaty, but especially in the dispute over the Kingdom of Sicily .

Participants were, in addition to the Pope and the Roman Curia , King James II of Aragón, King Philip IV of France and Charles II of Anjou-Naples.

The individual points of the contract were largely based on the Tarascon agreements . James II of Aragon renounced the Kingdom of Sicily and handed it over to the papal authority. For this, his church sentences were lifted and the transfer of his claims to rule in Aragón to his cousin Charles I of Valois was reversed. For the renunciation of Sicily he received from Boniface VIII. The promise to be invested with the kingdoms of Corsica and Sardinia; however, these were still in the hands of the Genoese .

In order to make the treaty permanent, Jacob II married Blanche of Anjou , the daughter of his former opponent Charles II of Anjou-Naples, and supported him against his own brother Frederick II in the reconquest of the Kingdom of Sicily, which however did not succeed. This question could only be resolved in the Peace of Caltabellotta in 1302 .

Web links