47277588. King Pedro II of Aragon & 47277589. Marie of Montpellier
2/1198, Archbishop Berenguer [Peter’s half-uncle] and Count Bernard brought Peter and Raymond of Toulouse together to reaffirm the peace agreement of 1190.
5/20/1198, Pedro II of Aragon allied with Alfonso VIII by the Treaty of Calatayud.
1201, Bernard died. Bernard’s vassals did homage to Marie and her two daughters: Mathilde and Pertonilla.
1208, Countess Elvira donated the county of Urgell to Peter, saving the rights of her daughter who was betrothed to Peters infant son.
1208, Pope Innocent III launched the Albigensian crusade against the Cathars [heretics at Lunguedoc – which were vassals of Pedro.]
1209, Pedro began proceedings to repudiate Queen Marie; addressing her previous marriage and a distant relationship. Marie pointed out that her previous marriage had been compelled, not a marriage of choice. Marie appealed the decision to the Pope and went to Rome to give her personal defense.