Ermesinde of Carcassonne

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Ermesinde of Carcassonne was born about 972 in France, she was the daughter Roger I of Carcassonne. In 993 she married Ramon Borell with whom she had three children, Borrell Ramon (who died as a child), Berenguer Ramon and Estefania, also known as Adelaide. She was politically active through her husband’s life, where she presided over tribunals and assemblies and dealt with finances and when he died in 1018 she became regent for their son. Berenguer Ramon I died a in 1035 and she became regent again for her grandson. During her lifetime they were often at war with the Muslims in Iberia, her son wasn’t big on warring but mom sure was since their presence and her son’s attempts at peace irritated the nobles. She was also the driving force behind Pope Victor II excommunicating grandson Ramon Berenguer I and Almodis de la Marche (yeah remember them). She continued as regent until 1044 when she was declared too old. She died March 1, 1058 in Cataluna, Spain and is buried at Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona

Sources

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sepulchre_of_Ermesinde_of_Carcassonne_(Cathedral_of_Girona)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermesinde_of_Carcassonne

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149183195

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  1. Great minds think alike, it seems… I was just researching the extended lineage of Jeanne de Navarre (about whom I am writing a piece.) After much sourcing, I learned that Ermesinde of Carcassonne is my 31st great-grandmother. I just added her to my family tree this morning.

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