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Ramón Berenguer Berenguer

English (default): Ramón Berenguer, Spanish: Conde Ramón Berenguer
Also Known As: "Ramon Berenguer IV or V"
Birthdate:
Death: August 19, 1245 (42-51)
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Place of Burial: Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Alphonse II Bérenger, comte de Provence and Garsende de Sabran, comtesse de Forcalquier
Husband of Béatrice de Savoie, comtesse consort de Provence
Father of Marguerite de Provence, reine consort de France; Eleanor of Provence, Queen Consort of England; Sanchia of Provence, Queen of the Romans; Beatrice di Provenza, regina consorte di Sicilia and Raymond de Provence
Brother of Gersende de Provence, Infanta d'Aragon

Occupation: Count of Provence and Forcalquier
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About Raymond Bérenger, comte de Provence

Attention homonymy with Ramon Berenguer IV "the Saint" count of Barcelona (1113-1162)

Ramon Berenguer V (French: Raimond-Bérenger; 1198 – 19 August 1245) was a member of the House of Barcelona who ruled as count of Provence and Forcalquier. He was the first count of Provence to live in the county in more than one hundred years. During the minority of a previous count, the regency was exercised by Ramon Berenguer IV de Barcelona, who is sometimes counted among the counts of Provence. .. ...


RAYMOND BERENGER de Provence, son of ALPHONSE II Comte de Provence [Aragon-Barcelona] & his wife Gersende de Sabran Ctss de Forcalquier ([1198]-Aix 19 Aug 1245, bur Aix-en-Provence, église de Saint Jean de Jérusalem). “Garsendis uxor quondam Ildefonsi comitis Provinciæ” donated her rights “in comitatu Forcalqueriensi”, granted by “Guillelmo quondam comite Forcalqueriensi avo meo”, to “Raymundo Berengario filio meo” with “filiæ meæ sororis tuæ Garsendis” as substitute should he die, with the consent of “patre meo Raines de Castelar”, by charter dated 30 Nov 1209[422]. He succeeded his father in 1209 as RAYMOND BERENGER IV Comte de Provence et de Forcalquier. Under his testament dated 20 Jun 1238, he designated his fourth daughter as his heir[423]. The testament of “R. Berengarius…comes et marchio Provincie et comes Forcalquerii”, dated 20 Jun 1238, names “Margaritam filiam nostrum…reginam Francie…Elionors filiam nostrum…reginam Anglie…Sanciam filiam nostram” and appoints “Beatricem filiam nostrum heredem generalem”[424]. The Annales Sancti Victoris Massilienses record the death "1245 XIV Kal Sep" of "Raimundus Berengarius comes Provincie" at Aix[425]. The Obituaire of Forcalquier St Mary records the death "XIV Kal Sep" of "Raymundus Berengarii…comes Provincie et Forcalquerii"[426]. The Thalamus de Montpellier records the death Aug 1244 of "R. Berenguier coms de Proensa" at Aix[427].

m (Betrothed 5 Jun 1219, Dec 1220) BEATRIX de Savoie, daughter of THOMAS I Comte de Savoie & his wife Marguerite [Beatrix] de Genève ([1205][428]-Dec 1266 or 4 Jan 1267). .. ... ....

  Comte Raymond Bérenger IV & his wife had five children:
  1. MARGUERITE de Provence (St Maime near Forcalquier Spring 1221-Paris, Abbaye de St Marcel 21 Dec 1295, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis). .. ...
    m (Cathedral of St Etienne, Sens, Yonne 27 May 1234) LOUIS IX King of France, ..
  2. ELEONORE de Provence (Aix-en-Provence [1223]-Amesbury Abbey, Wiltshire 24/25 Jun 1291, bur Amesbury Abbey).
    m (Betrothed 22 Jun 1235, Canterbury 14 Jan 1236) HENRY III King of England, ..
  3. SANCHA de Provence (Aix-en-Provence [1225]-Berkhamstead Castle, Buckinghamshire 5 or 9 Nov 1261, bur Hayles Abbey, Gloucestershire).
    Betrothed (contract before Jun 1240, annulled Jun 1240) to GUIGUES Dauphin de Viennois Comte d'Albon ..
    Betrothed (Aug 1241) to RAYMOND VII Comte de Toulouse, ..
    m (Contract 17 Jul 1242, Westminster 22 Nov 1243) as his second wife, RICHARD Earl of Cornwall, son of JOHN King of England ..
  4. RAYMOND de Provence (-young).
  5. BEATRICE de Provence ([1232/34]-Naples 23 Sep 1267, bur Naples, Cathedral of San Gennaro, transferred 1277 to Aix-en-Provence, Church of St Jean de Jerusalem). .. ... ....
    m (Aix-en-Provence 31 Jan 1246) as his first wife, CHARLES de France Comte d'Anjou et de Maine, .. CHARLES I King of Sicily ..

http://genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00004071&tree=LEO

http://www.friesian.com/lorraine.htm#provence

Ramon Berenguer IV (1195 – 19 August 1245), Count of Provence and Forcalquier, was the son of Alfonso II of Provence and Garsenda of Sabran, heiress of Forcalquier. After his father's death (1209), Ramon was imprisoned in the castle of Monzón, in Aragon until he was able to escape in 1219 and claim his inheritance. He was a powerful and energetic ruler who added Forcalquier to his domain.

On 5 June 1219, Ramon married Beatrice of Savoy, daughter of Thomas I of Savoy. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened by Matthew Paris to that of a second Niobe. Along with two stillborn sons (1220 & 1225), Ramon and Beatrice had four daughters, all of whom married kings.

Marguerite of Provence (1221–1295), wife of Louis IX of France

Eleanor of Provence (1223–1291), wife of Henry III of England

Sanchia of Provence (1228–1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall

Beatrice of Provence (1234–1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily

Ramon Berenguer IV died in Aix-en-Provence.


Raymond Bberenger V Provence & Forcalquier










Ramon Berenguer IV (1195 – 19 August 1245), Count of Provence and Forcalquier, was the son of Alfonso II of Provence and Garsenda of Sabran, heiress of Forcalquier. After his father's death (1209), Ramon was imprisoned in the castle of Monzón, in Aragon until he was able to escape in 1219 and claim his inheritance. He was a powerful and energetic ruler who added Forcalquier to his domain. Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica had this to say about Raymond:

   Count Raymond was a lord of gentle lineage, and kin to them of the house of Aragon, and to the family of the count of Toulouse, By inheritance Provence, this side of the Rhone, was his; a wise and courteous lord was he, and of noble state and virtuous, and in his time did honourable deeds, and to his court came all gentle persons of Provence and of France and of Catalonia, by reason of his courtesy and noble estate, and he made many Provençal coblas and canzoni of great worth.

On 5 June 1219, Ramon married Beatrice of Savoy, daughter of Thomas I of Savoy. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened by Matthew Paris to that of a second Niobe. Along with two stillborn sons (1220 & 1225), Ramon and Beatrice had four daughters, all of whom married kings.

  1. Marguerite of Provence (1221–1295), wife of Louis IX of France

2. Eleanor of Provence (1223–1291), wife of Henry III of England
3. Sanchia of Provence (1228–1261), wife of Richard, Earl of Cornwall
4. Beatrice of Provence (1234–1267), wife of Charles I of Sicily
Ramon Berenguer IV died in Aix-en-Provence. At least two planhs (Occitan funeral laments) of uncertain authorship (one possibly by Aimeric de Peguilhan and one falsely attributed to Rigaut de Berbezilh) were written in his honour.






From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps03/ps03_415.htm

"Ancestral Roots..." (Balt., 1992) 111-29 states he b. 1198.

Weis' "Ancestral Roots. . ." (101:28), (104:28), (111:29), (133:27).

Stuart's "Royalty For Commoners" (54:26) & (164:27).

By Ramon's time Provence had been at peace for two and a half centuries. There were few lands that had enjoyed peace and prosperity with so little interruption. Since the end of the tenth century Provence had grown more in population and wealth than any other part of Europe. Few men in history have been more successful in finding powerful and influential mates for their daughters than Ramon. His four daughters married two sets of brothers - all of them kings! Margaret married King Louis IX of France; ELEANOR married KING HENRY III OF ENGLAND; Sanchia married HENRY's brother, Richard of Cornwall, who was recognized for a

time as the German Emporer; and Beatrice, the youngest and his appointed heir, married Louis' brother, Charles of Anjou, who at one time or another held the titles King of Sicily and King of Jerusalem and was

briefly master of most of Italy and Greece. He was almost able to make an independent state of Burgundy.

Ramon bequeathed to Beatrice an administrative machine to be rivaled only by those created by the Normans in England and Sicily.

Europaische Stammtafeln ii, 190:

References: [GENSERV],[AR7],[Weis1],[PRES.GED]






After his father's death in 1209, Ramón Berenguer IV, Count of Provence and Forcalquier, was imprisoned in the castle of Monzón, in Aragon, until he was able to escape in 1219 and claim his inheritance. He was a powerful and energetic ruler who added Forcalquier to his domain.

Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica had this to say about Raymond: "Count Raymond was a lord of gentle lineage, and kin to them of the house of Aragon, and to the family of the count of Toulouse. By inheritance Provence, this side of the Rhone, was his; a wise and courteous lord was he, and of noble state and virtuous, and in his time did honorable deeds, and to his court came all gentle persons of Provence and of France and of Catalonia, by reason of his courtesy and noble estate, and he made many Provençal coblas and canzoni of great worth."

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Berenguer_IV,_Count_of_Provence for more information.




Ramon Berenguer IV (1195 – 19 August 1245), Count of Provence and Forcalquier, was the son of Alfonso II of Provence and Garsenda of Sabran, heiress of Forcalquier. After his father's death (1209), Ramon was imprisoned in the castle of Monzón, in Aragon until he was able to escape in 1219 and claim his inheritance. He was a powerful and energetic ruler who added Forcalquier to his domain. Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica had this to say about Raymond:

Count Raymond was a lord of gentle lineage, and kin to them of the house of Aragon, and to the family of the count of Toulouse, By inheritance Provence, this side of the Rhone, was his; a wise and courteous lord was he, and of noble state and virtuous, and in his time did honourable deeds, and to his court came all gentle persons of Provence and of France and of Catalonia, by reason of his courtesy and noble estate, and he made many Provençal coblas and canzoni of great worth.[1]

On 5 June 1219, Ramon married Beatrice of Savoy, daughter of Thomas I of Savoy. She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened by Matthew Paris to that of a second Niobe. Along with two stillborn sons (1220 & 1225), Ramon and Beatrice had four daughters, all of whom married kings.









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From:www.celtic-casimir.com

Ramón IV BÉRENGAR Comte de Provence Born: 1198, Aix-En-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France Married: 5 Jun 1219, Dez, France Died: 19 Aug 1245, Aix-En-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhone, France

Ancestral File Number: 8XJ8-D1.

General Notes: Count of Provence and Forcalquier 4th Count Of Provence. Acceded 1209. The Last & Most Illustrious Of The Royal Provencal Counts. His Poetry Entitles Him To A Distinguished Rank Among The Troubadour Poets. Relatively Impoverished; Could Provide Little Dowry For His Daughters.

Relationship to compiler: 22nd great grandfather

Marriage Information: Ramón married Beatrice DE SAVOIE Contessa di Savoia, daughter of Tommaso (Thomas) DE SAVOIE Count of Savoy, Aosta and Moriana and Beatrix (Marguerite) DE GENÈVE, on 5 Jun 1219 in Dez, France. (Beatrice DE SAVOIE Contessa di Savoia was born in 1206 in Chambèry, Savoie, France and died in Dec 1266 in Aragón, Spain .)

Marriage Notes: Of, Chambery, Savoie, France

Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ramon Berenguer IV

Count of Provence Reign 1209-1245 Predecessor Alfonso II Successor Beatrice Count of Forcalquier Reign 1217 or 1220-1245 Predecessor Garsenda Successor Beatrice

Born 1198 Unknown Died 19 August 1245 (aged 47) Aix-en-Provence Burial Église Saint-Jean-de-Malte Spouse Beatrice of Savoy Issue Marguerite, Queen of France Eleanor, Queen of England Sanchia, Queen of Germany Beatrice, Queen of Sicily House Barcelona Father Alfonso II, Count of Provence Mother Garsenda, Countess of Forcalquier Religion Roman Catholicism Ramon Berenguer IV or V (1198 - 19 August 1245), Count of Provence and Forcalquier , was the son of Alfonso II of Provence and Garsenda de Sabran , heiress of Forcalquier . He was the first Count of Provence to live in the county in more than one hundred years. Career After his father's death (1209), Ramon's mother sent him to the Templar castle of Monzón , in Aragon. He was accompanied by his cousin King Jaume I of Aragon whose life was also under threat. He left Monzon around 1217 to claim his inheritance, which included the county of Forcalquier--inherited from his mother. He and his wife were known for their support of troubadors , always having some around the court. He was known for his generosity, though his income did not always keep up. He wrote laws prohibiting nobles from performing menial work, such as farming or heavy labor. Ramon had many border disputes with his neighbors, the Counts of Toulouse . In 1226, Ramon began to reassert his right to rule in Marseille . The citizens there initially sought the help of Ramon's father-in-law Thomas, Count of Savoy in his role as imperial vicar . However, they later sought the help of Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse. In 1228, Ramon supported his father-in-law in a double-sided conflict against Turin and Guigues VI of Viennois . This small war was one of many rounds intended to more firmly establish control over trade from Italy into France, and Provence included several key routes. While the Albigensian Crusade worked in his favor against Toulouse, Ramon was concerned that its resolution in the Treaty of Paris left him in a precarious position. Raymond turned his troops from fighting France to attempting to claim lands from Provence. When Blanche of Castile sent her knight to both Toulouse and Provence in 1233, Ramon entertained him lavishly, and the knight left well impressed by both the count and his eldest daughter, Margaret . Soon after, Blanche negotiated the marriage between Margaret and her son, Louis , with a dowry of ten thousand silver marks. Ramon had to get contributions from allies for a portion, and had to pledge several of his castles to cover the rest. Ramon and Beatrice travelled with their daughter to Lyon in 1234 to sign the marriage treaty, and then Margaret was escorted to her wedding in Sens by her uncles from Savoy, William and Thomas. Shortly after, William began negotiating on Ramon's behalf with Henry III of England to marry his daughter Eleanor. Henry sent his own knight to Provence early in 1235, and again Ramon and his family entertained him lavishly. Henry wrote to William on June 22 that he was very interested, and sent a delegation to negotiate the marriage in October. Henry was seeking a dowry of up to twenty thousand silver marks to help offset the dowry he had just paid for his sister, Isabella. However, he had drafted seven different versions of the marriage contract, with different amounts for the dowry, the lowest being zero. Ramon shrewdly negotiated for that option, offering as consolation a promise to leave her ten thousand marks when he died. In 1238, Ramon joined his brother-in-law, Amadeus IV at the court of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor in Turin. Frederick was gathering forces to assert more control in Italy. Raymond VII of Toulouse was also summoned, and all expected to work together in the war. In January 1244, Pope Innocent IV decreed that no one but the pope could excommunicate Ramon. In 1245, Ramon sent representatives to the First Council of Lyon , to discuss crusades and the excommunication of Frederick. Ramon died in August 1245 in Aix-en-Provence , leaving the county to his youngest daughter, Beatrice. Marriage and children On 5 June 1219, Ramon married Beatrice of Savoy , daughter of Thomas, Count of Savoy . She was a shrewd and politically astute woman, whose beauty was likened by Matthew Paris to that of a second Niobe . The wedding also provided the 21-year-old Ramon with a powerful father-in-law to aid him in establishing his authority and protecting his interests.[8] They had four daughters who reached adulthood, all of whom married kings . stillborn son (1220) Margaret of Provence (1221-1295), wife of Louis IX, King of France Eleanor of Provence (1223-1291), wife of Henry III, King of England stillborn son (1225) Sanchia of Provence (1228-1261), wife of Richard, King of the Romans , brother of the King of England Beatrice of Provence (1229-1267),[9] wife of Charles I, King of Sicily His daughters were all educated and literate. Death and legacy Ramon Berenguer IV died in Aix-en-Provence . At least two planhs (Occitan funeral laments) of uncertain authorship (one possibly by Aimeric de Peguilhan and one falsely attributed to Rigaut de Berbezilh ) were written in his honour. Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica had this to say about Raymond: Count Raymond was a lord of gentle lineage, and kin to them of the house of Aragon, and to the family of the count of Toulouse, By inheritance Provence, this side of the Rhone, was his; a wise and courteous lord was he, and of noble state and virtuous, and in his time did honourable deeds, and to his court came all gentle persons of Provence and of France and of Catalonia, by reason of his courtesy and noble estate, and he made many Provençal coblas and canzoni of great worth.

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1198
1198
1209
1209
Age 11
Count of, Province, Forcalquier, France
1209
Age 11
Count of, Province, Forcalquier, France
1209
Age 11
Count of, Province, Forcalquier, France
1221
1221
Saint-Maime, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
1223
1223
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Located southern France.

1225
1225
Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
1234
1234
Aix en Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
1245
August 19, 1245
Age 47
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France