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Raymond Berenger, IV
Birth: Apr. 4, 1113, Spain
Death: Aug. 6, 1162
Turin
Piemonte, Italy

Count of Barcelona, King of Aragon from 1150 to 1162. Son of Ramon III Berenger and Douce of Provence, hence he inherited Barcelona on his father's death. He was married to Petronilla de Aragon on August 11, 1137 when she was an infant of one or two years old. Her father, Ramiro II de Aragon "The Monk" had preferred the duties of a monk to the duties of a king, had been forced out of seclusion to rule, marry and produce an heir, which he did. Once he married her to Raymond, he gave all rights to Aragon to Raymond, even if Petronilla would die, and returned to his monastery for the duration of his life. Raymond took part in the Second Crusade from 1147 to 1149, when the recapture of Catalonia Spain from the Moors was complete. Raymond was able to keep Aragon from any submission to Castile, as his sister, Beregaria had married Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile. When Raymond died at Borgo San Dalmazzo, his eldest son inherited Barcelona, and the year after, Petronilla abdicated, leaving Aragon to their son, Ramon Berenguer, as well. Ramon renamed himself Alfonso II of Aragon. (bio by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ramon III Berenger (1080 - 1131)
 
 Spouse:
   Petronila De Aragon (1134 - 1174)
 
 Children:
  Alfonso II King Of Aragon (1152 - 1196)*
  Dulcia De Aragon (1159 - 1198)*
 
 Sibling:
  Raymond Berenger (1113 - 1162)
  Berenguela of Barcelona (1116 - 1149)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Santa Maria de Ripoll
Ripoll
Provincia de Girona
Cataluna, Spain
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88500207
Raymond Berenger, IV
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
 
Raymond Berenger, IV
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
 
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