Compromise of Caspe
Original deed of the compromise.
|Date||29 March - 28 June 1412|
|Participants||Nine compromisarios (delegates) of the peninsular territories of the Crown of Aragon.|
The Compromise of Caspe made in 1412 was an act and resolution of parliamentary representatives of the constituent realms of the
The Aragonese succession laws at that time were based more on custom than any specific legislation, and even case law did not exist. All successions after the union of Catalonia with Aragon in 1137 had been to the eldest son, to the next younger brother, or to the only daughter. However, earlier successions indicated that
However, very distant agnates had lost out to the daughter of the late king in the 11th century, when
J. N. Hillgarth writes: "Among the descendants by the male line, the closest relation to Martin was