Bishop of Barcelona from 1212 to 1241. Shortly after being bishop, he was with Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa against the Almohads (muslims). Then, he was royal councilor and chancellor of the Crown of Catalonia-Aragon. In 1219, he participated in the Fifth Crusade (Damietta in Egypt). He supported the founding of the Mercedarian Order in 1218. The members wore the white habit with the Holy Cross and follow the Rule of Saint Augustine as a norm for their life in common. In 1219, Bishop Berenguer also supported the introduction into Barcelona of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders. With James 1st, he participated to the invasion of Mallorca, to which he contributed 99 knights and 1,000 foot soldiers. During those military operations, he was wounded, his foot being mutilated. In 1238, he participated to conquests in Valencia area. He received various estates as a result and the Seignory of Almonesir. He died in Barcelona in 1241.
Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa EulÓlia
Provincia de Barcelona
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Record added: Jan 02, 2011
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