Name: Ermengol III of Urgell
Birth: 1032 in Urgell, Catalonia, Spain 1
Death: 1066 1
Occupation: BET 1038 AND 1066 Count of Urgell 1
Ermengol III or Armengol III (1032 ? 1066), called el de Barbastro, was t he Count of Urgell from 1038 to his death. He was the son of Ermengol II a nd Constance, daughter of the Count of Besalú.
Allied with his contemporary and second cousin Raymond Berengar I of Barce lona, together they shared in the process of erosion of the comital author ity to the noblesse. They also cooperated in the Reconquista and he receiv ed a third part of the conquests, occupying, in 1050, Camarasa and Cubel ls after taking them from Yusuf of Lleida. In 1039?1040, Ermengol and Raym ond Berengar signed a pact against Raymond of Cerdanya. Later in that deca de, Raymond Berenger paid 20,000 solidi for Ermengol's support and milita ry aid.
He took part in the Barbastro War of 1064 under the banner of Sancho Ramír ez of Aragon. When Barbastro was captured, he was given the lordship of t he city. On 17 April 1066, he died defending the city from Moorish reprisa ls.
Ermengol married before 1048 Adelaide, whose family is not known, ev en if some scholars made her daughter of Guillem I Count of Besalu. She di ed before May 1055, leaving a daughter.
Before May 7, 1055, Ermengol took as his second wife Clemencia, presumab ly daughter of Berengar Raymond I and his second wife Guisla (this is hypo thesized from the name of their 4 sons).
Clemencia died after June 26, 1057, and before November 6, 1062, Ermeng ol was remarried to a lady named Elvira
In 1065, Ermengol married as his fourth wife Sancha, daughter of Rami ro I of Aragon by Ermessinda of Foix, and may have had daughter, Sancha, w ho married Hugh II of Empúries.
Father: *Ermengol II " the Pilgrim" of Urgell b: in Urgell, Catalonia, Spain
Mother: *Constance of Besalú b: 1000 in Besalú, Corbičres, Aude, France
Adelaide of Besalú b: 1002 in Besalú, Corbičres, Aude, France
- Isabel of Urgel
*Clemence of Barcelona b: in Barcelona, Spain
BEF 7 MAY 1055 1
- Berenguer of Urgell b: in Urgell, Catalonia, Spain
- Guillem of Urgell b: in Urgell, Catalonia, Spain
- Ramon of Urgell b: in Urgell, Catalonia, Spain
- *Ermengol IV of Urgell b: 1056 in Urgell, Catalonia, Spain
Sancha Ramírez b: 1039 in Aragon, Spain
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