Ermengol VII, Count of Urgell

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Ermengol VII (or Armengol VII) (died 1184) was the Count of Urgell from 1154 to his death. He was called el de Valencia.

The son of Ermengol VI and his first wife, Arsenda of Cabrera, in 1157, Ermengol VII married Dulce, daughter of Roger III of Foix and Jimena de Osona, who acted as his regent during his absences in Castile. Without any possibility of expansion into surrounding territory, Ermengol was attracted to the Castilian possessions that he inherited from his grandmother. Thus, a major part of his reign was spent in the vassalage of Ferdinand II of León, to whom he was majordomo and tenant of many castles in Extremadura.

Around 1166, he founded the canons of Bellpuig de les Avellanes. In 1163, he granted a charter to the people of Agramunt and in 1174 to Balaguer. In 1164, he coined his own comital currency in Agramunt.

He died at Requena and left Urgell to his son Ermengol VIII. He also left a daughter, Marquesa, who married Ponç II of Cabrera in 1194.

Preceded by
Ermengol VI
Count of Urgell
Succeeded by
Ermengol VIII