Count Raimond Berenger BARCELONA, V
- Born: 11 Nov 1120, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Married: 1151, , Aragon, Spain
- Died: 8 Aug 1162, , , Spain
Other names for Raimond were BERENGUER, BERENGAR, Ramon, Raymond and BARCELONA Count.
Ancestral File Number: 9HM0-Z9. User ID: 75638992.
Count of BARCELONA.
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Sancho I King of Portugal 1185-1211, Son of Alfonso I King of Portugal and Mafalda Maurienne & Savoie, Mar Douce Daughter of Petonilla [Queen] of Aragon...Petronilla Queen of Aragon 1137-1162, Daughter of Ramiro II King of Aragon and Agnes of Aquitaine, Mar Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona Died 1162."
The Political History of England, George Burton Adams, 1905, Longmans Green and Co, Ch XII,
p268:  "...With his feet firmly planted in Britanny, in a position where he could easily take advantage of any future turn of events to extend his power, Henry next turned his attention to the south where an even greater opportunity seemed to offer. The great county of Toulouse stretched from the southeastern borders of Eleanor's lands towards the Mediterranean and the Rhone over a large part of that quarter of France. A claim of some sort to this country, the exact nature of which we cannot now decide from the scanty and inconsistent accounts of the case which remain to us, hadcome down to Eleanor from the last two dukes of Aquitaine, her father and grandfather...The rights of Eleanor were now in the hands of Henry and, after consulting with his barons, he determined to enforce them in a military campaign in the summer of 1159.
"By the end of June the attacking forces were gathering in the south. The young king of Scotland was there as the vassal of the king of England and was knighted by his lord. Allies were secured of the lords to the east and south, especially the assistance of Raymond Berenger who was Count of Barcelona and husband of the queen of Aragon, and who had extensive claims and interests in the valley of the Rhone. His daughter was to be married to Henry's son Richard, who had been born a few months before. Negotiations and interviews with the king of France led to no result, and at the last moment Louis threw himself into Toulouse and prepared to stand a siege with the Count, Raymond V, whose rights he now lookedat from an entirely different point of view..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p232, Alfonso II: "Alfonso was the son of Petronila, Queen of Aragon, and her consort, Ramon Berenguer IV, who had inherited the countships ofBarcelona, Besalu, and Cerdana from his father and that of Provence from his mother..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p472, Aragon Kingdom of: "The union of Aragon and Catalonia in 1140- effected by the marriage of Ramon Berenguer IV, count of Barcelona, to the Aragonese heiress- was of great value to the Catalans, who could then devote themselves to commerce and maritime expansion, knowing that the financial and military responsibility of defending them fromCastile would fall largely on the inhabitants of the Aragonese hinterland..."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk V, The Climax of Christianity, Ch XXV, The Recovery of Europe, Sec XII, Spain, p698: "Aragon rose to prominence through the marriage of its Queen Petronilla to Count Ramon Berenguer of Barcelona (1137); Aragon thereby acquired Catalonia, including the greatest of Spanish ports."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9HM0-Z9 Raimond Berenger IV BARCELONA Count Born 11 Nov?1080 Bef Parents Mar 1112 Mar 1140 <Ver 4.11 Raimond Berenger V BARCELONA Count Born Abt 1120 Barcelona Spain Mar 1151 Aragon Spain.
Raimond married Queen Petronilla ARAGON, daughter of King Ramiro II ARAGON and Princess Maud AQUITAINE, in 1151 in , Aragon, Spain. (Queen Petronilla ARAGON was born in 1135 in , Aragon, Spain and died on 18 Oct 1172 in , Aragon, Spain.)