Pere March

Pere March (Valencia, born between 1336-1338 — Balaguer, 1413) was a Valencian poet.

Younger brother of Jaume March II, uncle of Arnau March, and father of Ausiàs March, Pere's family had been lawyers and officers of the court of the kingdom of Aragon. Born in Valencia he was seemingly the younger son, and the family's possessions around Barcelona passed to Jaume.

Pere served at the court of the younger brother of King Alfonso IV, Peter, seneschal of Catalonia, and then at the court of Peter's son Alfonso, Duke of Gandia, and of Alfonso's son Alfonso. He undertook several important diplomatic missions, travelling to England for the first Alfonso twice in the 1380s, and then working for the second during the interregnum following the death of King Martin I. For his services, Pere was knighted.

After his death in 1413 his body was moved and buried in the Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba, in Alfahuir, (Valencia).

Along with verses he wrote together with Jaume, three major poems by Pere March survive:


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