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Berenguer Ramon I

Male Abt 1114 - 1144  (~ 30 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Berenguer Ramon I was born about 1114 (son of Ramon III Berenguer and Dulce de Gévauden); died in 1144.

    Notes:

    Comte de Provence, Vicomte de Rodez de Gevaudan.

    Berenguer married Béatrix of Melgueil in 1135. Béatrix (daughter of Bernard IV of Melgueil and Guilelma de Montpellier) was born about 1120; died after 1190. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    "The Great." Count of Barcelona.

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


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

    Notes:

    Countess of Provence.

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


Generation: 3

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

    Notes:

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

    Ramon married Mahalta of Apulia before 13 Jul 1078. Mahalta (daughter of Robert Guiscard and Sigelgaita di Salerno) was born about 1059; died on 19 Sep 1108. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mahalta of Apulia was born about 1059 (daughter of Robert Guiscard and Sigelgaita di Salerno); died on 19 Sep 1108.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1111 and 1112

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

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

    Notes:

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

    Gilbert married Gerberga of Provence. Gerberga (daughter of Geoffrey I and Etiennette) was born about 1060; died in 1115. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


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

    Notes:

    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.

    Children:
    1. Stéphanette de Gevaudan died after 1160.
    2. 3. Dulce de Gévauden was born after 1092; died between 28 Nov 1127 and 1130.


Generation: 4

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

    Notes:

    "The Old". Count of Barcelona.

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


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1020

    Notes:

    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.

    Children:
    1. 4. Ramon II Berenguer was born in 1055; died on 5 Dec 1082.

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

    Notes:

    "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 Sigelgaita di Salerno in 1058. Sigelgaita (daughter of Gaimar IV of Salerno and Gemma) was born about 1040; died in 1090. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sigelgaita di Salerno was born about 1040 (daughter of Gaimar IV of Salerno and Gemma); died in 1090.
    Children:
    1. Sibylle de Hauteville
    2. 5. Mahalta of Apulia was born about 1059; died on 19 Sep 1108.

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

    Notes:

    Viscount of Millau and Rodez; Viscount of Carlat.

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


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

  7. 14.  Geoffrey I was born about 1015 (son of Guillaume II and Gerberga of Mâcon).

    Notes:

    Also called Josfred. Count of Provence.

    Geoffrey married Etiennette. Etiennette died in 1095. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Etiennette died in 1095.

    Notes:

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

    Children:
    1. Bertrand of Provence died in 1093.
    2. 7. Gerberga of Provence was born about 1060; died in 1115.