Ermengaud IV le de Gerp, comte de Forcalquier

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Ermengol IV 'el de Gerb' d'Urgel, comte de Forcauquier

Dutch: Ermengol IV 'el de Mollerussa' d'Urgell, Comte de Forcalquier
Birthplace: Forcalquier, France
Death: Died in Barbastro Castle, Castile, Spain (Killed)
Immediate Family:

Son of Ermengol III el de Barbastre, comte d'Urgell; Count, Armengol III of Urgel, barbastro; Clamença de Bigòrra and Clemencia de Bigorre
Husband of Llúcia de la Marche, comtessa consort d'Urgell and Adélaïde de Forcalquier, comtessa de Forcalquier
Father of Ermengol V el de Mollerussa, comte d'Urgell; Guillaume III, comte de Forcalquier and Sancie d'Urgel, dame de Forcalquier
Brother of Ramon, Infant d'Urgell; Guillem, Infant d'Urgell; Berenguer, Infant d'Urgell and Isabel d'Urgell
Half brother of Sança d'Urgell, comtessa consort d'Empúries and Isabel d'Urgel, reina consorte de Aragón

Occupation: Conde de Urgel, Comte d'Urgell, Greve i Urgell 1065
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About Ermengaud IV le de Gerp, comte de Forcalquier

Ermengol IV, Count of Urgell

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Ermengol or Armengol IV (1056 – 1092), called el de Gerb or Gerp, was the Count of Urgell from 1066 to his death. He was the son of Ermengol III and Clemence.

Ermengol inherited Urgell when he was only ten years old and ruled under the tutelage of the countess dowager, Sancha, third wife of his father, until he was twelve. During this brief minority, the nobility took the opportunity to plunder and occupy the comital demesne. It was not until 1075 that Ermengol was in control of his county and his nobles.

Ermengol was an active count. During his reign, Urgell profited economically by receiving exiles from Lleida and Fraga. In 1076, having brought the nobles to submission, he began a Reconquista of his own, taking the basin of the river Sió with the villages of Agramunt and Almenara that year and Linyola and Belcaire in 1091. He conquered Calassanç and Gerb, where he died, in an effort to pave the way to the recapture of Balaguer, which occurred during the reign of his son, Ermengol V, in 1102.

Armengol was a firm supporter of the contemporary Gregorian reform of the Church, which he introduced to Urgel.

In 1077, Ermengol married Lucy, daughter of Bernard I of La Marche. With her, he had his son and heir, the aforementioned Ermengol. In 1079, he remarried to Adelaide Bertrand, great-granddaughter of William II of Provence. She bore him one son, William, who inherited Forcalquier, and a daughter who died young.

De Wikipedia:

Gobernó a los doce años bajo la tutela de la condesa-viuda Sancha de Aragón, tercera mujer de su padre. El vacío de poder fue aprovechado por los nobles urgelenses para ocupar grandes dominios. No fue hasta el 1075 que Ermengol IV consiguió imponerse a la nobleza.

Colaboró con Pedro I de Aragón y se rehizo económicamente gracias a las parias recibidas de Lérida y Fraga. Reconquistó en 1076 la cuenca del Sió con las villas de Agramunt y de Almenar; la zona de Liñola y Bellcaire en 1091, así como Calasanz y Gerb como paso previo a la toma de Balaguer.

Fue un firme defensor de la incorporación de la reforma gregoriana al condado de Urgel.

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Ermengaud IV le de Gerp, comte de Forcalquier's Timeline

Forcalquier, France
Age 26
Forcalquier,Alpes De Haute Provence,,France
Age 26
Urgell, Spain
March 28, 1092
Age 40
Barbastro Castle, Castile, Spain (Killed)
December 15, 1994
Age 40
February 11, 1995
Age 40