Ermengol VI, Count of Urgell

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Ermengol (or Armengol) VI (1096–1154), called el de Castilla, was the Count of Urgell from 1102 to his death. He was the son and successor of Ermengol V and María Pérez.

He was born in Valladolid, whence his nickname comes. During his minority, he was under the regency of his grandfather, Pedro Ansúrez, lord of Valladolid, but the real power lay in the hands of Guerau II of Cabrera and Raymond Berenguer III of Barcelona. With their help, the young count conquered Balaguer in 1106 and made it his capital.

Armengol collaborated with Alfonso the Battler in the 1118 capture of Zaragoza and in the expedition of Alfonso VII the Emperor against Almería in 1147. He had good relations with the House of Barcelona and he accompanied Raymond Berengar IV's to Provence in 1144. In 1149, he assisted Raymond Berengar in the conquest and repopulation of Lleida, which was thenceforward a city of his dominion. Ermengol died in Castile.

In 1129, Ermengol married Arsenda de Cabrera, daughter of the viscount Ponç of Àger. Besides his successor, Ermengol VII, he had two daughters with her: Sibylla, who married Ramon Folch, viscount of Cardona, and Stephanie, who married Arnau Mir of Pallars Jussà.

In 1135, Ermengol married a second time to Elvira, daughter of Rodrigo of Lara and Sancha of Castile. To this union were born Galceran de Sales and Mary, lady of Almenara.


Preceded by
Ermengol V
Count of Urgell
1102–1154
Succeeded by
Ermengol VII