Ramon Berenguer I Count of Barcelona 2830
- Born: 1023 2830
- Marriage (1): Almodis de la Marche Countess of Limoges in Apr 1053 2829
- Died: 1076 at age 53 2830
Noted events in his life were:
• Barcelona Cathedral. 2830 Ramon Berenguer I, together with his third wife Almodis, also founded the Romanesque cathedral of Barcelona, to replace the older basilica presumably destroyed by Al-Mansur . Their velvet and brass bound wooden coffins are still displayed in the Gothic cathedral which eventually replaced the cathedral that they founded.
• Law. 2830 A major achievement of his was beginning the codification of Catalan law in the written Usatges of Barcelona which was to become the first full compilation of feudal law in Western Europe.
Ramon married Almodis de la Marche Countess of Limoges, daughter of Bernard I de la Marche and Amelié, in Apr 1053.2829 (Almodis de la Marche Countess of Limoges was born circa 1020 2829 and died on 16 Oct 1071 2829.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Kidnapped. 2829 While still married to her second husband, Pons Count of Toulouse, Almodis was abducted by Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona . He kidnapped her from Narbonne with the aid of a fleet sent north by his ally, the Muslim emir of Tortosa . They married immediately (despite the fact both of her previous husbands were still alive) and they appear with their twin sons in a charter the next year. Pope Victor II excommunicated Almodis and Ramon for this illegal marriage until 1056.