The Chronicle of San Juan de la Peña: A Fourteenth-Century Official History of the Crown of Aragon

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Also in the time of Count Berenguer of Barcelona, Oliba, bishop of Vic and son of Oliba Cabreta, with a large assembly of bishops, prelates, and clerics, and with great reverence, dedicated the monastery of Ripoll for the fourth time, in the Year of Our Lord 1032, and enriched it with many possessions. He built the monastery church and adorned the main altar with emeralds, sapphires, carbuncles, and other precious stones.

Berenguer, count of Barcelona, fathered three children from his wife. One of them was named Ramón Berenguer and succeeded to the county of Barcelona after the death of his father. Another was Guillem Berenguer, and he was count of Minorisa,166 ruled the county for his people in a praiseworthy fashion, and died childless. The other was called Sanz Berenguer and was prior of the monastery of Sant Benet de Bagés, because it was not an abbey-monastery at that time, and he was interred there.

This Berenguer, count of Barcelona, never did anything worth relating, but was the least worthy count of Barcelona there ever was. 167 He ruled his county for eighteen years and died in his forties in the Year of Our Lord 1032. He was buried in [lacuna].168


Chapter 29
COUNT RAMÓN BERENGUER [I, 1035-1076] AND HIS DEEDS

When Count Berenguer died, his three sons mentioned above survived him. After his death, Ramón Berenguer el Vell ["the Old"] became count. He was a most excellent and virtuous man, and so eminent among the barons of Spain and even among the Saracens that every year of his entire life twelve kings of Spain came to him as tributaries.169

In order to amplify his reputation and enlarge justice, he commanded that a general council be celebrated in the city of Barcelona, in which Ugo, Cardinal Legate of the Apostolic See,170 and bishops, prelates, barons, and nobles of Catalunya participated. With their advice and consent, the count ordained and established those laws that are today called the Usatges of Barcelona and are observed in the county.

He fathered three sons from his wife. The first was called Pere Ramón, the second Berenguer Ramón, and the third Ramón Berenguer. The first and second were like the vipers, who kill their mothers at birth. Pere Ramón murdered his stepmother, called Almodis. It is believed in Spain that it was because of this crime that he died childless.

At that time, Ermengol Peregrín [II, 1010-1038 ] was the count of

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