House of Barcelona

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House of Barcelona
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Arms of House of Barcelona
Parent houseBellonids
CountryWest Francia
Holy Roman Empire
Kingdom of Arles
Kingdom of Aragon
Crown of Aragon
Kingdom of Majorca
Kingdom of Valencia
FounderWilfred the Hairy
Final rulerMartin of Aragon
Titles
Dissolution1433 (male)
1445 (female)
Deposition1410

The House of Barcelona was a medieval dynasty that ruled the County of Barcelona continuously from 878 and the Crown of Aragon from 1137 (as kings from 1162) until 1410. They descend from the Bellonids, the descendants of Wifred the Hairy. They inherited most of the Catalan counties by the thirteenth century and established a territorial Principality of Catalonia, uniting it with the Kingdom of Aragon through marriage and conquering numerous other lands and kingdoms until the death of the last legitimate male of the main branch, Martin the Humanist, in 1410. Cadet branches of the house continued to rule Urgell (since 992) and Gandia. Cadet branches of the dynasty had also ruled Ausona intermittently from 878 until 1111, Provence from 1112 to 1245, and Sicily from 1282 to 1409. By the Compromise of Caspe of 1412 the Crown of Aragon passed to a branch of the House of Trastámara, descended from the infanta Eleanor of the house of Barcelona.

Titles of the House of Barcelona and date of acquisition[edit]

This list does not include titles held by the early Bellonids that did not remain with the family during the tenth century.

Family tree of the House of Barcelona[edit]

 
 
 
 
Sunifred I
count of Barcelona, Cerdanya, Besalú, Urgell, Conflent
HOUSE OF BARCELONA
 
Ermesende
(daughter of Bello
count of Carcassonne)
HOUSE OF BELLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilfred I
count of Barcelona
 
Radulf
count of Besalú
 
Miro I
count of Roussillon, Conflent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wifred II Borrel I
count of Barcelona
 
Sunyer
count of Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunifred II
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miró II
count of Cerdanya, Besalú
BRANCH OF CERDANYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borrell II
count of Barcelona
 
Miro
count of Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
Sunifred 2
count of Cerdanya
 
Wifred II
count of Besalú
 
Miro III
count of Cerdania, Besalú
 
Oliba Cabreta
count of Cerdanya, Besalú
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ramon Borrell
count of Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ermengol I
count of Urgell
BRANCH OF URGELL
 
Bernard I
count of Besalú
 
Wifred II
count of Cerdania
 
Oliba
abbot, bishop of Bic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Berenguer Ramon I
count of Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ermengol II
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
Bernard I
count of Berga
 
Berengar
count of Berga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ramon Berenguer I
count of Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ermengol III
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Raymundi
heir apparent
 
Ramon Berenguer II
count of Barcelona
 
Berenguer Ramond II
count of Barcelona
 
Gerberga
countess of Provence
HOUSE OF BOSO
 
 
 
 
 
Ermengol IV
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ramon Berenguer III
count of Barcelona,
I of Provence
 
 
 
 
 
Doulce I
countess of Provence
 
 
 
 
 
Ermengol V
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
William III
count of Forcalquier
BRANCH OF FORCALQUIER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ramon Berenguer IV
count of Barcelona
 
Petronilla
queen of Aragon
HOUSE OF JIMENEZ
 
 
 
 
 
Berenger Raymond
count of Provence
 
Ermengol VI
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
Bertrand I
count of Forcalquier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter
heir apparent
 
Alfonso II
king of Aragon,
I count of Provence
 
Ramon Berenguer III
count of Provence
 
Sancho
count of Provence
 
Ramon Berenguer II
count of Provence
 
Ermengol VII
count of Urgell
 
Bertrand II
count of Forcalquier
 
William IV
count of Forcalquier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eudokia Komnene
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nuño Sánchez
count of Russillon, Cerdagne
 
Douce II
countess of Provence
 
Ermengol VIII
count of Urgell
 
 
 
 
 
Garcenda
heiress
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria of Montpellier
 
Peter II
king of Aragon
 
 
 
 
 
Alfonso II
count of Provence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garcenda de Sabran
countess of Forcalquier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James I
king of Aragon
 
 
 
 
 
Ramon Berenguer IV
count of Provence, Forcalquier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter III
king of Aragon
 
Constance of Hohenstaufen
queen of Sicily
 
Beatrice countess
of Provence, Forcalquier
 
Charles I
king of Sicily
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James II
king of Majorca
BRANCH OF MAJORCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alfonso III
king of Aragon
 
James II
king of Aragon,
king of Sicily
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick II
king of Sicily
BRANCH OF SICILY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James
heir apparent,
monk
 
Sancho
king of Majorca
 
Ferdinand
 
Philip
regent of Majorca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James
heir apparent,
monk
 
Alfonso IV
king of Aragon
 
John
patriarch of Alexandria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter II
king of Sicily
 
(illeg.) Orlando
governor of Palermo
 
(illeg.) Alfonso Fadrique
vicar of Athens
 
Manfred
duke of Athens
 
William II
duke of Athens
 
John
duke of Athens
 
(illeg.) Sancho
 
 
 
 
 
James III
king of Majorca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter IV
king of Aragon
 
 
 
 
 
James I
count of Urgell
 
Louis
king of Sicily
 
Frederick III
king of Sicily
duke of Athens
 
Peter Fadrique
count of Salona
 
James Fadrique
count of Salona
 
Boniface Fadrique
lord of Aegina
 
John Fadrique
lord of Salamina
 
Frederick I
duke of Athens
 
Viguerra
chancellor of Sicily
 
John II Palaiologos
marquess of Montferrat
 
Isabella
queen of Majorca
 
James IV
king of Majorca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John I
king of Aragon
 
Eleanor
(wife of John I of Trastámara
king of Castile)
 
Martin
king of Aragon
 
Peter II
count of Urgell
 
Margaret Palaiologina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis Fadrique
count of Salona
 
Elena Kantakouzene
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bartolomeo
count of Cammarata
 
Peter II
count of Urgell
 
Margaret Palaiologina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry III
king of Castile
 
Ferdinand I
king of Aragon
 
Martin I of Sicily
king of Sicily
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria
queen of Sicily,
duchess of Athens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick
count of Luna
 
James II
count of Urgell

See also[edit]

House of Barcelona
Preceded by
House of Jimenez
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Ruling House of
Aragon, Sardinia, Sicily

1164 - 1410
Succeeded by
House of Trastámara