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Raymond Berenger

Male Abt 1195 - 1245  (~ 50 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Raymond Berenger was born about 1195 (son of Alfonso II and Garsenda of Sabran); died on 19 Aug 1245 in Aix-en-Provence, France; was buried in Church of the Knights of St. John, Aix-en-Provence, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1198

    Notes:

    Count of Provence & Forcalquier, 1209-45.

    Raymond married Beatrice of Savoy on 5 Dec 1220. Beatrice (daughter of Tomaso I and Margaret of Geneva) died in Dec 1266. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Eleanor of Provence, Queen Consort of England died on 24 Jun 1291 in Amesbury Priory, Wiltshire, England; was buried in Amesbury Priory, Wiltshire, England.
    2. Sancie died on 9 Nov 1261; was buried in Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire, England.
    3. Margaret of Provence, Queen Consort of France was born in 1221 in Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haut-Provence, France; died on 20 Dec 1295 in Faubourg St.-Marceau, Paris, France; was buried in Abbey of Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France.
    4. Beatrice de Provence was born in 1234; died on 23 Sep 1267.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alfonso II was born about 1180 (son of Alfonso II, King of Aragón, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza and Sancha of Castile); died in Feb 1209 in Palermo, Sicily.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 11 Sep 1209 and 30 Nov 1209, Palermo, Sicily

    Notes:

    Count of Provence.

    Alfonso married Garsenda of Sabran in 1193. Garsenda (daughter of Rainou de Sabran dit du Cayler and Garsenda of Forcalquier) was born about 1180. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Garsenda of Sabran was born about 1180 (daughter of Rainou de Sabran dit du Cayler and Garsenda of Forcalquier).

    Notes:

    Also called Garsenda of Forcalquier, Gersenda of Sabran, Garsenda de Proensa, Garsenda de Proença.

    From Wikipedia (accessed 25 July 2021): She "was the Countess of Provence as the wife of Alfonso II from 1193 and the Countess of Forcalquier in her own right from 1209. She brought Forcalquier to the House of Barcelona and united it to Provence. She was also a patron of Occitan literature, especially the troubadours, and herself wrote some lyric poetry and is counted among the trobairitz as Garsenda de Proensa. She was, in the words of her most recent editors, 'one of the most powerful women in Occitan history'."

    She retired to the monastery of La Celle in the mid-1220s, but in 1242 she visited her newborn great-granddaughter Beatrice of England and Beatrice's parents, granddaughter Eleanor of Provence and her husband King Henry III of England, in Bordeaux. Henry was pursuing a war in France at that time and Garsenda brought 60 knights to his service. Her date of death is unknown, but she may have lived as late as 1257.

    Matt Baker of usefulcharts.com has pointed out that if this Garsenda were to be regarded as the founder of a matrilineal dynasty, and if that dynasty operated by rules paralleling that of patrilineal dynasties (i.e., male descendants are only considered members of the House if their mother was a member; having a grandmother as a member doesn't convey membership in the House), then the putative "House of Garsenda" would be the greatest royal dynasty in the history of Europe, containing within itself:

    6 Queens Regnant
    38 Queens Consort
    27 Kings
    7 Holy Roman Emperors
    5 Holy Roman Empresses
    3 Empresses Consort
    1 Prince Consort (Prince Philip of Great Britain)
    1 Kaiser (Wilhelm II)
    1 Empress Regnant (Catherine the Great)
    1 queen mother (Helene of Romania)

    Video: Europe's Hidden Matrilineal Dynasty: House of Garsenda. Chart here.

    Children:
    1. 1. Raymond Berenger was born about 1195; died on 19 Aug 1245 in Aix-en-Provence, France; was buried in Church of the Knights of St. John, Aix-en-Provence, France.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Alfonso II, King of Aragón, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza (son of Ramon IV Berengar and Petronila of Aragón, Queen of Aragón); died on 25 Apr 1196 in Perpignan, Pyrènèes-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France; was buried in Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet, Conca de Barberà, Catalonia, Spain.

    Notes:

    Called "the Chaste" (el Casto); also "the Troubador." By 1162, as his paternal heritage, Count and Marquess of Barcelona, Tortosa, and Lerida, and Count of Tarragona, Gerona, and Cordagne. By 1164, as his maternal heritage, King of Aragon, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza. In 1166, by devolution, Marquess of Provence.

    Christened Ramón, he was called both Ramón and Alfonso from birth. When he took the united throne of Aragon and Barcelona, he took Alfonso as his single name as a gesture to the Aragonese.

    The issue of his birth year was for a time confused due to the fact that his mother's eldest son, b. 1155, was actually christened Alfonso. This prior Alfonso died in 1162.

    Szabolcs de Vajay (citation details below) has his birth as in 1157, before 25 March, in "Villamayor del Valle," a place we cannot locate.

    Alfonso married Sancha of Castile on 18 Jan 1174 in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. Sancha (daughter of Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile and Richeza of Poland) was born on 21 Sep 1154 in Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; died on 9 Nov 1208 in Villanueva de Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain; was buried in Monastery of Nuestra Señora, Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sancha of Castile was born on 21 Sep 1154 in Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (daughter of Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile and Richeza of Poland); died on 9 Nov 1208 in Villanueva de Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain; was buried in Monastery of Nuestra Señora, Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1155
    • Alternate birth: 21 Sep 1155, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
    • Alternate birth: 1157

    Notes:

    Founded the Monastery of Nuestra Señora in 1188; became a nun there after her husband's death.

    Children:
    1. Pedro II, King of Aragón was born between 1174 and 1176; died on 14 Sep 1213 in Muret, Occitan, France.
    2. 2. Alfonso II was born about 1180; died in Feb 1209 in Palermo, Sicily.

  3. 6.  Rainou de Sabran dit du Cayler (son of Rostaing II de Sabran and Roscie).

    Notes:

    Also called Rénier. Lord of Caylar and Ansouis. Mentioned 1155.

    Rainou married Garsenda of Forcalquier about 1178. Garsenda (daughter of William IV of Forcalquier and Adelaida de Bézières) died before 1193. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Garsenda of Forcalquier (daughter of William IV of Forcalquier and Adelaida de Bézières); died before 1193.
    Children:
    1. 3. Garsenda of Sabran was born about 1180.


Generation: 4

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

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

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


  2. 9.  Petronila of Aragón, Queen of Aragón was born on 29 Jun 1136 in Huesca, Aragón, Spain (daughter of Ramiro II, King of Aragón & Navarre and Agnes of Aquitaine); died on 13 Oct 1173.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 15 Oct 1173, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    • Alternate death: 17 Oct 1174

    Notes:

    Also Countess of Barcelona.

    Children:
    1. 4. Alfonso II, King of Aragón, Sobrarbe, and Ribagorza died on 25 Apr 1196 in Perpignan, Pyrènèes-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France; was buried in Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet, Conca de Barberà, Catalonia, Spain.
    2. Dulce of Barcelona was born about 1159; died on 1 Sep 1198 in Coimbra, Portugal.

  3. 10.  Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile was born on 1 Mar 1105 in Caldas de Reyes, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain (son of Raymond of Burgundy and Urraca, Queen of Galicia, Castile, Leon, and Toledo); died on 21 Aug 1157 in Fresneda, Teruel, Aragon, Spain; was buried in Cathedral Santa Maria, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

    Notes:

    Called "Emperor" (Emperador).

    Alfonso married Richeza of Poland between 23 Oct 1152 and 21 Dec 1152. Richeza (daughter of Wladislaw II, King of Poland and Agnes of Babenberg) was born about 1135; died on 16 Oct 1185. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Richeza of Poland was born about 1135 (daughter of Wladislaw II, King of Poland and Agnes of Babenberg); died on 16 Oct 1185.

    Notes:

    Also called Richenza. "[I]n Spain, called Riquilda and surnamed Ricca." [Szabolcs de Vajay, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. 5. Sancha of Castile was born on 21 Sep 1154 in Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; died on 9 Nov 1208 in Villanueva de Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain; was buried in Monastery of Nuestra Señora, Sigena, Huesca, Aragón, Spain.

  5. 12.  Rostaing II de Sabran (son of Guillaume I de Sabran and Adalaicia); died before Nov 1194.

    Rostaing married Roscie. Roscie (daughter of Rainon du Caylar and Beatrix d'Uzès) was born in in of Uzès, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France; died after Apr 1192. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Roscie was born in in of Uzès, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (daughter of Rainon du Caylar and Beatrix d'Uzès); died after Apr 1192.

    Notes:

    Dame d'Uzès.

    Children:
    1. 6. Rainou de Sabran dit du Cayler

  7. 14.  William IV of Forcalquier was born about 1148 (son of Bertrand II of Forcalquier and Josserande de Flotte); died in 1209.

    Notes:

    Count of Forcalquier.

    William married Adelaida de Bézières. Adelaida was born between 1130 and 1135. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Adelaida de Bézières was born between 1130 and 1135.
    Children:
    1. 7. Garsenda of Forcalquier died before 1193.