|Ramón III BÉRENGAR Count of Provence (1173-1181)
Ramón III BÉRENGAR Count of Provence (1173-1181)
- Born: Abt 1158
- Married: 1162
- Died: 5 Apr 1181
previously the count of Cerdanya (1162 – 1168)
He received Cerdanya, including Carcassonne and Narbonne, on his father's death, but relinquished it to his younger brother Sancho in 1168. He never did govern his inherited territories. In 1173, his elder brother, Alfonso, granted him Provence.
In 1176, he joined Sancho in conquering Nice from Genoa. He then ventured to war with the lords of Languedoc and the count of Toulouse. He was assassinated on 5 April 1181 by the men of Adhemar of Murviel near Montpellier. Provence was given to his brother Sancho and his widow, Richeza of Poland, married Raymond V of Toulouse.
Ramón married Rixa (Richilda, Richeza) PIAST Princess of Poland, daughter of Wladislaw II "The Exile" PIAST Duke of Silesia & Cracow, GDuke of Poland and Agnes VON BABENBERG, in 1162. (Rixa (Richilda, Richeza) PIAST Princess of Poland was born in 1132 in Wroclaw, Poland and died on 16 Jun 1185.)