Person:Berenguer Ramon I, Count of Barcelona (1)

Berenguer Ramón I "el Corbat" de Barcelona
d.26 May 1035
m. 993
  1. Adelaide of BarcelonaAbt 990 - 1051
  2. Berenguer Ramón I "el Corbat" de Barcelona1005 - 1035
m. 1021
  1. Ramon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona1023/24 - 1076
  2. Sancho Berenguer _____ - Aft 1058
  • HBerenguer Ramón I "el Corbat" de Barcelona1005 - 1035
  • WGuisla de Lluçà1005 - 1079
m. 1027
  1. _____ of BarcelonaEst 1035 - Aft 1074
  2. Guillem Ramon _____
Facts and Events
Name[4] Berenguer Ramón I "el Corbat" de Barcelona
Alt Name Berengar Raymond I the Crooked _____, Count of Barcelona
Alt Name Conde Berenguer Ramon Barcelona
Alt Name O Curvo
Alt Name Raimund _____, Count of Ausona & Barcelona I
Alt Name Raymond the Crooked Count of BERENGAR, I
Alt Name Raimund Count Of Barcelona Berenger, I
Alt Name[2] Berenguer Ramon (I) "el Curvo" _____, de Barcelona
Unknown[3] Bérenger-Raimond Ier "le Courbé" de Barcelone
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2] Bet 1000 and 1005
Birth[3][4] 1005 Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Other 1016 betrothed
with Sancha Sánchez de Castilla
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Sancha Sánchez de Castilla
Marriage 1021 Zaragozato Sancha Sánchez de Castilla
Marriage 1027 to Guisla de Lluçà
Alt Death[3][4] 31 Mar 1035 Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
Death[2] 26 May 1035
Burial[2] Santa Maria de Ripoll
Reference Number? Q819030?

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Berenguer Ramon I [Berengar Raymond I] (1005 – 26 May 1035), called the Crooked or the Hunchback (in Latin curvus; in Catalan el Corbat; in Spanish el Corvado or el Curvo), was the count of Barcelona, Girona, and Ausona from 1018 to his death.

He was the son of Ramon Borrell, Count of Barcelona, Girona, and Ausona and his wife Ermesinde of Carcassonne. He accepted the suzerainty of Sancho the Great of Navarre.

Berenguer Ramon as a historical figure is enigmatic, shrouded in incomprehensible contradictions and ambiguities. First, he was a man of peace, and peace ruled throughout his reign. He pacified his neighbours as well, bringing to heel the count of Urgell, Ermengol II. He reestablished amicable relations with Count Hugh I of Empúries, and maintained them with Counts and Wilfred II of Cerdanya. He was a son of the church who maintained relations with the papacy and went on a pilgrimage to Rome in 1032. On many occasions he travelled to Zaragoza and Navarre to discuss with Sancho III the Great, King of Navarre their mutual stance against the counts of Toulouse. His confidantes and councillors were the Abbot Oliva, the judge , , and and Deudado of Barcelona. In 1025, he decreed that the proprietors of entails (men holding land in fee tail) were free from taxation.

On the other hand, the government of Berenguer Ramon I marks the beginning of the decline of the comital power. At the death of his father in 1018, Berenguer Ramon was a minor and his mother Ermesinde served as regent until 1023. But even when he attained his majority, his mother would not relinquish her power and ruled with him. According to some chroniclers, Berenguer's character left some things to be desired. He is described as weak and indecisive. Moreover, his policy of peace with the Moors was a bone of contention with the noblesse, who saw war with the Muslims as a way of obtaining glory, wealth, and possibly even salvation. This led some nobles to act independently of the count's wishes. Ermesinde, on the other hand, was energetic and decisive, intent on imposing the authority of Barcelona on the baronage. But, as a woman, her capability to exercise control of the military was greatly impeded and organizing a raid or expedition to satisfy the wants of the aristocracy was virtually impossible.

The weakening of comital authority became evident shortly before his death in 1035, when Ermesinde successfully partitioned his patrimony among his sons. Berenguer Ramon died on 26 May 1035 and was buried in Santa Maria de Ripoll.

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  1.   Berenguer Ramon I, Count of Barcelona, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 BERENGUER RAMON (I) "el Curvo" de Barcelona, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2016.

    Bérenger-Raimond Ier de Barcelone (né vers 1005 - mort à Barcelone le 31 mars 1035), surnommé le Courbé, est un comte de Barcelone qui porta également les titres de comte de Gérone et d'Osona.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Biografía a Wikipedia ES, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[2]], trovata 2016.

    Berenguer Ramón I, conde de Barcelona (1005-1035). Era hijo de Ramón Borrell y de Ermesenda de Carcasona. Es apodado el Curvo (el Corbat, en catalán).