Berenguer Ramon, Count of Provence

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Berenguer Ramon, Count of Provence
Count of Provence
PredecessorRamon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona
SuccessorRamon Berenguer II, Count of Provence
Died1144(1144-00-00) (aged 28–29)
County of Melgueil
SpouseBeatrice of Melgueil
IssueRamon Berenguer II, Count of Provence
FatherRaymond Berengar III, Count of Barcelona
MotherDouce I, Countess of Provence

Berenguer Ramon (Catalan: Berenguer Ramon) (1115–1144) was the count of Provence (1131–1144). He was the younger son of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Douce I, Countess of Provence.[1] While his older brother Raymond Berengar received Barcelona (his father's inheritance), he received Provence (his mother's).

In 1132, Berenguer was in a succession war against Alfonso Jordan, Count of Toulouse, over the county of Melgueil.[2] Alfonso was defeated and Berenguer married Beatrice, heiress of Melgueil.[1] His reign was occupied in wars with the family of Baux, which claimed the county of Provence.[2] Berenguer also took an offensive against Genoa, but died at Melgueil in 1144.[2] His son Raymond Berengar succeeded him in Provence,[1] but the county of Melgueil went to Beatrice' second husband, Bernard V Pelet, and their daughter Ermessende of Pelet.


  1. ^ a b c Graham-Leigh 2005, table 9.
  2. ^ a b c Graham-Leigh 2005, p. 94.


  • Graham-Leigh, Elaine (2005). The Southern French Nobility and the Albigensian Crusade. The Boydell Press.
Preceded by Count of Provence
Succeeded by