Douce II, Countess of Provence

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Douce II (also Dulcia or Dolça) (1165–1172) was the daughter of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Provence, and Richeza of Poland. After her father died trying to conquer Nice in 1166, she inherited the County of Provence.

She was immediately opposed by her uncle, Alfonso the Chaste, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona, who alleged that because her father had no male heirs, his county passed to him. In 1166, he took control of Provence, forcing her out.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Víctor Balaguer, Historia de Cataluña y de la Corona de Aragon, vol. II (Barcelona: Salvador Manero, 1861), V, ii, 11–18.
Preceded by
Ramon Berenguer II
Countess of Provence
1166
Succeeded by
Alfonso I