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Ramon IV Berengar

Male Abt 1113 - 1162  (~ 49 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ramon IV Berengar was born Abt 1113 (son of Ramon III Berenguer and Dulce de Gévauden); died 6 Aug 1162.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Aug 1162, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Piedmont, Italy


    Called "The Holy." Count of Barcelona, Gerona, Osona, and Cerdagne.

    Ramon married Petronila of Aragón, Queen of Aragón Aug 1150, Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. Petronila (daughter of Ramiro II, King of Aragón & Navarre and Agnes of Aquitaine) was born 29 Jun 1136, Huesca, Aragón, Spain; died 13 Oct 1173. [Group Sheet]

    1. Alfonso II, King of Aragón, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza died 25 Apr 1196, Perpignan, Pyrènèes-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France; was buried , Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet, Conca de Barberà, Catalonia, Spain.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Ramon III Berenguer was born 11 Nov 1082, Rodez, France (son of Ramon II Berenguer and Mahalta of Apulia); died 23 Jan 1131, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 19 Jul 1131, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


    "The Great." Count of Barcelona.

    Ramon married Dulce de Gévauden 3 Feb 1112. Dulce (daughter of Gilbert of Gévauden and Gerberga of Provence) was born Aft 1092; died Between 28 Nov 1127 and 1130. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Dulce de Gévauden was born Aft 1092 (daughter of Gilbert of Gévauden and Gerberga of Provence); died Between 28 Nov 1127 and 1130.


    Countess of Provence.

    1. 1. Ramon IV Berengar was born Abt 1113; died 6 Aug 1162.
    2. Berenguela of Barcelona was born Abt 1114; died 15 Jan 1149, Palencia, Castile, Spain; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
    3. Berenguer Ramon I was born Abt 1114; died 1144.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ramon II Berenguer was born 1055 (son of Ramon I Berenguer and Almodis de La Marche); died 5 Dec 1082.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 6 Dec 1082


    "The Fratricide"; "The Towhead". Count of Barcelona. "Killed while hunting in the woods of Perxa del Astor."

    Ramon married Mahalta of Apulia Bef 13 Jul 1078. Mahalta (daughter of Robert Guiscard and Sikelgaita) was born Abt 1059; died 19 Sep 1108. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Mahalta of Apulia was born Abt 1059 (daughter of Robert Guiscard and Sikelgaita); died 19 Sep 1108.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1111 and 1112

    1. 2. Ramon III Berenguer was born 11 Nov 1082, Rodez, France; died 23 Jan 1131, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

  3. 6.  Gilbert of Gévauden (son of Berenger and Adele de Carlat); died 1111.


    Count of Gévauden; Viscount of Millau and Lodeve; Count of Provence. Also called Gilbert of Millau.

    Gilbert — Gerberga of Provence. Gerberga (daughter of Geoffrey I and Etiennette) was born Abt 1060; died 1115. [Group Sheet]

  4. 7.  Gerberga of Provence was born Abt 1060 (daughter of Geoffrey I and Etiennette); died 1115.


    Countess of Provence; Countess of Arles.

    Ancestral Roots [111:26] gives her as a daughter of Fulk (Bertrand), Count of Provence, citing Europäische Stammtafeln, but the discussion in this SGM thread suggests that this is an error on ES's part and that she was, as most other sources have her, a daughter of Fulk (Betrand)'s father, Geoffrey I of Provence.

    1. 3. Dulce de Gévauden was born Aft 1092; died Between 28 Nov 1127 and 1130.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Ramon I Berenguer was born 1023 (son of Berengar I Raymond and Sancha Sanchez); died 26 May 1076; was buried , Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


    "The Old". Count of Barcelona.

    Ramon married Almodis de La Marche Aft Apr 1053. Almodis (daughter of Bernard I and Amelie) was born Abt 1010; died 16 Oct 1071. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Almodis de La Marche was born Abt 1010 (daughter of Bernard I and Amelie); died 16 Oct 1071.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1020


    Married Hugh V of Lusignan around 1038. After three children, he divorced her "due to consanguinity" and arranged for her to marry Pons of Toulouse. She had several children by Pons and was still married to him in 1053 when she was abducted by Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, who kidnapped her from Narbonne with help from his ally, the Muslim emir of Tortosa. Ramon married her immediately and set about getting her with children. Pope Victor II excommunicated them both, but the writ was rescinded in 1056.

    From Wikipedia:

    Almodis maintained contact with her former husbands and many children, and in 1066/1067 she traveled to Toulouse for her daughter's wedding [Almodis, who married Count Pierre of Melgueil]. A few years before, in 1060, [her first husband] Hugh V of Lusignan had revolted against his lord, Duke William VIII of Aquitaine, in support of Almodis' son [by her second husband] William IV of Toulouse.* Her sons supported one another in military campaigns; Hugh VI of Lusignan [by her first husband], Raymond IV of Toulouse [by her second], and Berenguer Ramon [by her third] all took the Cross.


    She was murdered in October 1071 by one Pere-Ramon who had been Ramon Berenguer's heir before Ramon married her. Wikipedia: "He was disinherited and exiled for his crime, and fled the country. When his father died in 1076, Barcelona was split between Berenguer Ramon and Ramon Berenguer, Almodis' sons. The family history of murder did not end with Pedro Ramon, as Berenguer Ramon earned his nickname 'The Fratricide' when he killed his own twin brother."


    * See her first husband Hugh V's entry: she seems to have persuaded him to enter the fray on behalf of her son by husband #2, and he lost his life by so doing.

    1. 4. Ramon II Berenguer was born 1055; died 5 Dec 1082.

  3. 10.  Robert Guiscard was born Abt 1015, near Coutances, Normandy, France (son of Tancred of Hauteville and Fressenda); died 17 Jul 1085, Lixorion, Kefallinia, Ionian Islands, Greece.


    "Robert Guiscard (c.?1015 - 17 July 1085) was a Norman adventurer conspicuous in the conquest of southern Italy and Sicily. Robert was born into the Hauteville family in Normandy, went on to become Count of Apulia and Calabria (1057-1059), and then Duke of Apulia and Calabria and Duke of Sicily (1059-1085). His sobriquet, in contemporary Latin Viscardus and Old French Viscart, is often rendered 'the Resourceful', 'the Cunning', 'the Wily', 'the Fox', or 'the Weasel'. In Italian sources he is often Roberto il Guiscardo or Roberto d'Altavilla (from Robert de Hauteville)." [Wikipedia]

    The Byzantine historian Anna Comnena described Robert Guiscard:

    "This Robert was Norman by birth, of obscure origins, with an overbearing character and a thoroughly villainous mind; he was a brave fighter, very cunning in his assaults on the wealth and power of great men; in achieving his aims absolutely inexorable, diverting criticism by incontrovertible argument. He was a man of immense stature, surpassing even the biggest men; he had a ruddy complexion, fair hair, broad shoulders, eyes that all but shot out sparks of fire. In a well-built man one looks for breadth here and slimness there; in him all was admirably well-proportioned and elegant...Homer remarked of Achilles that when he shouted his hearers had the impression of a multitude in uproar, but Robert's bellow, so they say, put tens of thousands to flight." [The Alexiad of Anna Comnena, trans. E. R. A. Sewter (London: Penguin, 1969), p. 54.]

    Robert married Sikelgaita 1058. (daughter of Guaimar IV of Salerno and Gemma) was born Abt 1040; died 16 Apr 1090. [Group Sheet]

  4. 11.  Sikelgaita was born Abt 1040 (daughter of Guaimar IV of Salerno and Gemma); died 16 Apr 1090.


    Also Sichelgaita; Sigelgaita de Salerno.

    1. 5. Mahalta of Apulia was born Abt 1059; died 19 Sep 1108.

  5. 12.  Berenger was born Abt 1025 (son of Richard II and Richilde); died Abt 1080.


    Viscount of Millau and Rodez; Viscount of Carlat.

    Berenger — Adele de Carlat. Adele (daughter of Girbert and Nobilia de Lodève) was born 1060; died 1115. [Group Sheet]

  6. 13.  Adele de Carlat was born 1060 (daughter of Girbert and Nobilia de Lodève); died 1115.
    1. 6. Gilbert of Gévauden died 1111.

  7. 14.  Geoffrey I was born Abt 1015 (son of Guillaume II and Gerberga of Mâcon); died Between 1061 and 1063.


    Also called Josfred. Count of Provence.

    Geoffrey — Etiennette. Etiennette died 1095. [Group Sheet]

  8. 15.  Etiennette died 1095.


    Also called Douce, Estève. French-language Wikipedia says she was "perhaps" a daughter of William II, viscount of Marseilles (d. 1031).

    1. Bertrand of Provence died 1093.
    2. 7. Gerberga of Provence was born Abt 1060; died 1115.