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

Ramon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona
m. 1021
  1. Ramon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona1023/24 - 1076
  2. Sancho Berenguer _____ - Aft 1058
  • HRamon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona1023/24 - 1076
  • W.  Isabellle (add)
m. 14 Nov 1039
  1. Berenguer _____Bet 1040 & 1044 - Bef 1045
  2. Pere Ramon _____Bet 1040 & 1050 - 1076
  3. Arnau _____Abt 1041 & 1045 - Bef 1045
  • HRamon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona1023/24 - 1076
  • W.  Blanca (add)
m. Bef 26 Mar 1051
  • HRamon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona1023/24 - 1076
  • WAlmodis de la MarcheAbt 1020 - 1071
m. 1053 after 29 June
  1. Almodis de Toulouse - Aft 1132
  2. Iles de Barcelone
  3. Berenguer Ramon II _____, Count of Barcelona1054 - Bet 1097 & 1099
  4. Sancha of Barcelona
  5. Ramon Berenguer II _____, Count of BarcelonaAbt 1054 - 1082
  6. Ines de BarcelonaAbt 1055 - Bef 1076
Facts and Events
Name Ramon Berenguer I _____, Count of Barcelona
Gender Male
Birth? 1023/24 Barcelona (province), Spain
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Almodis de la Marche
Marriage 14 Nov 1039 BarcelonaSt Cucuphat
to Isabellle (add)
Marriage Bef 26 Mar 1051 to Blanca (add)
Alt Marriage Aft 1050 to Almodis de la Marche
Other 1052 repudiated
with Blanca (add)
Marriage 1053 after 29 June to Almodis de la Marche
Alt Marriage 1056 to Almodis de la Marche
Death? 26 May 1076 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Reference Number[1] Q536326?

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Ramon Berenguer I (1023–1076), called the Old, was Count of Barcelona in 1035–1076. He promulgated the earliest versions of a written code of Catalan law, the Usages of Barcelona.

Born in 1024, he succeeded his father, Berenguer Ramon I the Crooked in 1035. It was during his reign that the dominant position of Barcelona among the other Catalan counties became evident.

Ramon Berenguer campaigned against the Moors, extending his dominions as far west as Barbastro and imposing heavy tributes (parias) on other Moorish cities. Historians claim that those tributes helped create the first wave of prosperity in Catalan history. During his reign Catalan maritime power started to be felt in the western Mediterranean. Ramon Berenguer the Old was also the first count of Catalonia to acquire lands (the counties of Carcassonne and Razés) and influence north of the Pyrenees.

Another major achievement of his was beginning the codification of Catalan law in the written Usatges of Barcelona which was to become the first full compilation of feudal law in Western Europe. Legal codification was part of the count's efforts to forward and somehow control the process of feudalization which started during the reign of his weak father, Berenguer Ramon. Another major contributor was the Church acting through the institution of the Peace and Truce of God. This established a general truce among warring factions and lords in a given region for a given time. The earliest extant date for introducing the Truce of God in Western Europe is 1027 in Catalonia, during the reign of his father, Berenguer Ramon.

While still married to his second wife Blanca, he became involved with the wife of the Count of Toulouse, Almodis de La Marche, countess of Limoges. Both quickly married and were consequently excommunicated by Pope Victor II.

Ramon Berenguer I, together with his third wife Almodis, also founded the Romanesque cathedral of Barcelona, to replace the older basilica presumably destroyed by Almanzor. Their velvet and brass bound wooden coffins are still displayed in the Gothic cathedral which eventually replaced the cathedral that they founded.

He was succeeded by his twin sons Ramon Berenguer II and Berenguer Ramon II.

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  2.   RAMON BERENGUER [I] "el Viejo" de Barcelona, son of BERENGUER RAMON "el Curvo" Comte de Barcelona & his second wife Sancha Sánchez de Castilla (1023-26 May 1076), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.