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 Raymond Berenguer of Barcelona, IV

Raymond Berenguer of Barcelona, IV

Birth
Rodez, Departement de l'Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death 6 Aug 1162 (aged 49)
Borgo San Dalmazzo, Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
Burial Ripoll, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
Memorial ID 88500207 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
  • Added: 14 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88500207
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond Berenguer of Barcelona, IV (4 Apr 1113–6 Aug 1162), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88500207, citing Santa Maria de Ripoll, Ripoll, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .