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 Ramon Berenguer, II

Ramon Berenguer, II

Birth
Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain
Death 6 Dec 1082 (aged 27–28)
Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
Burial Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain
Memorial ID 88529894 · View Source
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Count of Barcelona Ramon II Berenguer succeeded his father, Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, as co-ruler with his twin brother, Berenguer Ramon, in 1075. The twins failed to agree and against the will of their late father, they divided their possessions between them. Ramon Berenguer the Towhead, called so because of the thickness and colour of his hair, was killed while hunting in the woods in 1082. His twin, Berenguer Ramon II, the Fratricide became the sole ruler of Catalonia for the next four years. Berenguer Ramon II, was credited by popular opinion of having orchestrated this murder. This suspicion and other divisions of loyalty led to a civil war. Various parties asserted ways to resolve this 'unjust and iniquitous murder', which led to a moderate compromise in 1086 in which Berenguer Ramon II would rule Catalonia with his brother's four-year-old son (Later to become known as Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona for eleven years until he came of age. . He became the sole ruler in 1097, when Berenguer Ramon II was forced into exile.

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  • Originally Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
  • Added: 14 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88529894
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ramon Berenguer, II (1054–6 Dec 1082), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88529894, citing Cathedral of Girona, Girona, Provincia de Girona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .