Name: *Ermesinde of Bigorre
Name: Gisberga of Bigorre
Name: Ermessinda of Foix
Birth: 1015 in Bigorre, Gascony, France 1
Death: 1 DEC 1049 in Aragon, Spain 1
Burial: Monastery of San Juan de la Peña 1
Ramiro wed his first wife, Gisberga, daughter of Bernard Roger of Bigorr e, on 22 August 1036. She changed her name to Ermesinda on marrying him. T ogether the couple had five children.
Ermesinda of Bigorre, born Gerberga (1015–1 December 1049) was a daught er of Bernard-Roger, Count of Bigorre and his wife Garsenda, Heiress of Bi gorre. She was a member of the House of Foix, the sister of Bernard II, Co unt of Bigorre, Roger I, Count of Foix, and perhaps of Stephanie who marri ed García Sánchez III of Navarre.
Gerberga married on the 22 August 1036 to King Ramiro I of Aragon. After h er wedding Gerberga changed her name to Ermesinda. The couple were marri ed for thirteen years, in which time her husband elevated himself from a v assal holding scattered lands around Jaca into a de facto ruler of pocket- kingdom spanning the former counties of Aragon, Sobrarbe and Ribagorza, a nd is thereby credited with being the first King of Aragon.
All of Ermesinda's children lived to adulthood. She died on the 1 Decemb er 1049 and she was buried at the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña. Her hu sband remarried four years later to Agnes.
Father: *Bernard Roger de Comminges b: ABT 962 in Couserans, Ariège, France
Mother: Garsenda of Bigorre b: 990 in Bigorre, Gascony, France
*Ramiro I of Aragon b: 1017 in Navarre, Spain
- Theresa of Aragon b: 1037 in Aragon, Spain
- Sancha Ramírez b: 1039 in Aragon, Spain
- *Sancho I of Aragon b: ABT 1042 in Aragon, Spain
- Garcia Ramírez b: 1044 in Aragon, Spain
- Urraca Ramírez b: 1045 in Aragon, Spain
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