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

Ramon Berenguer II _____, Count of Barcelona
d.5 Dec 1082
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
  • HRamon Berenguer II _____, Count of BarcelonaAbt 1054 - 1082
  • WMaude de Hauteville1055 - Aft 1112
m. 1078
  1. Ramon Berenguer III the Great _____Bef 1082 - 1131
Facts and Events
Name Ramon Berenguer II _____, Count of Barcelona
Alt Name Cabeca de Estopa
Alt Name Count Ramon Berenguer of Barcelona
Alt Name Towhead _____
Alt Name[2] Ramon Berenguer (II) "Cabeza de Estopa/Cap d'Estopes" _____
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1054 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Marriage 1078 Barcelona,Barcelona,,Spainto Maude de Hauteville
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Maude de Hauteville
Death[1] 5 Dec 1082 Murdered, presumably by his brother
Alt Death[2] 6 Dec 1082 Perxa de Astor, near Gironamurdered
Reference Number[1] Q60943?


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Ramon Berenguer II the Towhead or Cap de estopes (1053 or 1054 – December 5, 1082) was Count of Barcelona from 1076 until his death. He ruled jointly with his twin brother, Berenguer Ramon II. The Chronicle of San Juan de la Pena called him, ". . . exceeding brave and bold, kind, pleasant, pious, joyful, generous, and of an attractive appearance. Because of the extremely thick hair he had on top of his head, he was known as Cap d'Estop."

He succeeded his father, Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona, as co-ruler with his twin brother, Berenguer Ramon, in 1075.

The twins failed to agree and divided their possessions between them, against the will of their late father. Ramon Berenguer the Towhead, so called because of the thickness and colour of his hair, was killed while hunting in the woods in 1082. His brother, who went on to become the sole ruler of Catalonia, was credited by popular opinion of having orchestrated this murder. Berenguer Ramon the Fratricide was later succeeded by Ramon Berenguer's son, Ramon Berenguer III.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 RAMON BERENGUER (II), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.