Person:Raymond of Burgundy (1)

Raymond , Count of Burgundy
Facts and Events
Name Raymond , Count of Burgundy
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] 1060 Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France
Birth[3] abt 1070 Bourgogne, France
Alt Marriage 1087 Toledo,,,Spainto Urraca of León
Marriage 1095 Bourgogne, Franceto Urraca of León
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Urraca of León
Alt Marriage 1095 Toledo, Spainto Urraca of León
Death? 26 Mar 1107 Granjal, Penedono, Viseu, Portugal
Alt Death? 24 May 1107
Reference Number? Q562630?
Alt Death[3] bet 13 Sep 1107 and 20 Sep 1107 Grajal
Burial[3] Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Galicia, Spainwikipedia:Cathedral_of_Santiago_de_Compostela Cathedral Santiago el Mayor

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Raymond of Burgundy (c. 1070 – 24 May 1107) was the ruler of Galicia from about 1090 until his death. He was the fourth son of Count William I of Burgundy and Stephanie. He married Urraca, future queen of León, and was the father of the future emperor Alfonso VII.

When Raymond and his cousin, Henry of Burgundy, first arrived in Iberia is uncertain, but it probably was with the army of Duke Odo I of Burgundy in 1086. In April 1087, the army abandoned the siege of Tudela. While most of the army returned home, Odo and his retinue went west. By 21 July 1087 they were probably at Burgos, at the court of King Alfonso VI of León and Castile, and by 5 August he was in the capital city of León. There Odo most likely arranged Raymond's marriage to Alfonso's heiress, Urraca. All surviving charters which seem to place Raymond in Spain before 1087 are either mis-dated or interpolated.

By his marriage Raymond received as dowry the government of the Kingdom of Galicia (which included the County of Portugal and the County of Coimbra), although shortly after, in 1095, Alfonso VI gave the County of Portugal and the County of Coimbra to Henry of Burgundy, father of the first Portuguese King Afonso Henriques of Portugal, basing it in Bracara Augusta (nowadays Braga). During his government he was titled Count, Dominus, Prince, Emperor and Consul of Galicia or of the Galicians, exercising near absolute power in his domains ("in urbe Gallecia regnante Comite Raymundus"): "serenissimus totius Gallecie comes", "totius Gallecie Senior et Dominus", "totius Gallecie Consul", "totius Gallecie Princeps", "totius Gallecie Imperator".

He was father of Alfonso VII of León and Castile (1104/1105–1157), already crowned king of Galicia in 1111, while his brother later became Pope Callixtus II.

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  1. Brian Tompsett, (i)Directory of Royal Genealogy Data(/i) (United Kingdom: University of Hull,).
  2.   Raymond of Burgundy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 RAYMOND de Bourgogne , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.