Name: *Raymond Borrell of Barcelona
Name: *Raymond Borrell III of Barcelona
Name: Raymond Borrel
Birth: 972 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Death: 25 FEB 1018
Occupation: Marquis de Barcelona
Occupation: BET 992 AND 1018 Count of Barcelona, Girona, and Ausona 1
Raymond Borrel (in Catalan, Ramon Borrell and Spanish, Ramón Borrell) (972 -1017) , was count of Barcelona, Girona, and Ausona from 992. Son of Borre ll II of Barcelona and Letgarda de Rouergue. He was associated with his fa ther from 988.
In 993 he married Ermesinde de Carcassonne with whom he had one son: Beren gar Raymond (c.1006).
Between the years 1000 and 1002, he was the object of many incursions by A l-Mansur. In 1003, he directed an expedition to Lleida which prompted a n ew raid by Al-Mansur's son, Abd al-Malik.
In 1010, taking the opportunity to enhance his power at the expense of t he crumbling Cordoban caliphate, he organised a campaign against Córdoba t ogether with Armengol I of Urgell, Bernard of Besalú, and Wahid, a Mosl em general of Muhammad al-Mahdi. The army destroyed the Caliph Suleim an II and wrested Catalonia from any Moorish dominion. Armengol died in ba ttle on September 1 at Córdoba. In 1015 and 1016, he made new expeditio ns to the Ebro and Segre. By the booty obtained in these campaigns, he mai ntained the loyalty of his barons.
In the political arena, he repopulated the Segarra, the Conca de Barberà a nd the Camp de Tarragona and began the construction of the cathedral in Ba rcelona.
Notably, he was the first Catalan ruler to mint his own coinage.
At his death in 1017, he was succeeded by his son Berengar Raymond under t he regency of his mother.
Father: *Borrell II of Barcelona b: 927 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Mother: *Leutgarde of Toulouse b: 950 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
*Ermensinda of Carcassonne b: ABT 972 in Carcassonne, Aude, France
- *Godhilda of Barcelona b: ABT 995 in Barcelona, Spain
- *Adelaide of Barcelona b: ABT 1004 in Normandie, France
- *Berenguer Ramon I "the Crooked" of Barcelona b: 1005 in Barcelona, Spain
- Estefanía of Foix b: 1011 in Carcassonne, Aude, France
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