Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Provence

Ramon Berenguer III or IV(c. 1158 – 5 April 1181), born Peter, was the count of Cerdanya (1162–1168) and count of Provence (1173–1181).

Ramon Berenguer II
Count of Provence
Coat of arms of the county of Provence (which is the same as of Barcelona)
Count of Provence
Reign1173 - 1181
PredecessorAlfonso I, Count of Provence
SuccessorSancho, Count of Provence
Bornc. 1158
Died5 April 1181
Noble familyBarcelona
FatherRamon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
MotherPetronilla of Aragon
ReligionRoman Catholic

He was the third son of Count Raymond Berengar IV of Barcelona and Queen Petronilla of Aragon. 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 passed to his brother Sancho.

Preceded by
Raymond Berengar II
Count of Cerdanya
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alfonso I
Count of Provence

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