Ramón III "el Grande" BÉRENGAR, Conde de Barcelona
- Born: 11 Nov 1082, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
- Married (1): 3 Feb 1111/2
- Died: 19 Jun 1131, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Also called Ramón Berenguer III "El Grande", Conde de Barcelona .
Compiler's 26/27 x great-grandfather
The Inquisitio circa comitatum Carcassonæ names "Raimundus-Berengarii" as the son of "Raimundo-Berengarii…Cap-de-Stopes", specifying that he was born "in festo S Martini".
He succeeded his uncle in  as Comte de Barcelona, Girona, i Osona. “Raymundus Berengarii Barchinonensis comes et marchio” donated property to the bishopric of Barcelona by charter dated 26 Jan 1108. Ramon Berenguer and his mother Mahalta issued a charter dated 6 Jun 1112. He continued his predecessors' policy of territorial expansion, becoming Comte de Besalú following the death of his son-in-law in 1111, Comte de Provence by right of his third wife in 1113, conquering Mallorca from the Moors 1114-1115 (although he lost the latter shortly afterwards), and Comte de Cerdanya in 1117. Bernard Atton [IV] d'Albi Vicomte de Carcassonne swore homage to him in 1112. “Raymundus Berengarii…comes Barchinonæ” donated “monasterium…sancti Petri de Gallicant” in Girona to “monasterio Crassensi”, on the advice of “Geraldi Pontii vicecomitis Gerundensis…”, by charter dated 20 Jan 1117, subscribed by “Raimundi comitis Barchinonensis, Raimundi Berengerii, Berengerii et Bernardi filiorum eius, Dulciæ comitissæ uxoris eius…”. The restoration of Tarragona began in 1118, the Pope designating Oleguer Bishop of Barcelona as archbishop of Tarragona. Ramon Berenguer [III] signed a treaty of partition with the comte de Toulouse in 1125 concerning the territories in France. He supervised the formulation of the feudal code which later became known as the Usatges, the first full compilation of feudal law in any west European state. During his reign, the county of Barcelona became a papal fief. The testament of "Raimundus Berengarii…Barchinonensis comes et marchio" dated [8 Jul] 1130 names "Aimericum fratrem meum" as one of his manumissores and names "Raimundo Berengarii filio meo…et filie mee ipsa de Castella et illa de Fuxo".
The Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium records the death of "Raimundi-Berengarii comitis" in 1131 and his burial at "Rivipullense…Monasterium". 1
Ramón married María Rodríguez DE VIVAR, daughter of Rodrigo Díaz DE VIVAR "el Cid Campeador" and Jimena Díaz DE OVIEDO of Asturias. (María Rodríguez DE VIVAR was born about 1084 in Spain and died before 1110.)
Ramón also married Dolça/Dulcia DE GÉVAUDAN, daughter of Girbert DE GÉVAUDAN, Vicomte de Milhaud and Gerberge D' ARLES, on 3 Feb 1111/2. (Dolça/Dulcia DE GÉVAUDAN was born about 1095 in Milhaud, Gard, Languedoc, France and died in 1128.)