Ramon Muntaner (Catalan pronunciation: [rəˈmom muntəˈne]) (c. 1270 – 1336 ) was a Catalan soldier and writer who wrote the Crònica, a chronicle of his life, including his adventures as a commander in the Catalan Company. He was born at Perelada.
The Catalan Company was an army of light infantry under the leadership of Roger de Flor that was made up of Aragonese and Catalan mercenaries, known as Almogavars; Roger led the Company to Constantinople to help the Greeks against the Turks.
Ramon Muntaner's Crònica is one of the four Catalan Grand Chronicles through which the historian views thirteenth- and fourteenth century military and political matters in the Crown of Aragon and Catalonia.
He died at Ibiza in 1336.
- The Chronicle of Ramon Muntaner, translated into English by Lady Goodenough (pdf file)
- Crònica de Ramon Muntaner at the institut Lluís Vives, (in Catalan)
- Crònica de Ramon Muntaner at the University of Berkeley selections, (in Catalan)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Muntaner, Ramon". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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