Bernard-Roger, Count of Bigorre

Bernard Roger (c. 962c. 1034) was the count of Couserans, in which capacity he was lord of parts of Comminges and Foix.

Bernard-Roger, Count of Bigorre
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Coat of arms of Couserans
Bornc. 962
Diedc. 1034
Noble familyHouse of Foix
Spouse(s)Gersenda of Bigorre
FatherRoger I of Carcassonne
MotherAdelaide of Rouergue

He was the son of count Roger I of Carcassonne. His elder brother, Raymond I of Carcassonne inherited the county of Carcassonne and the remaining part of the lordship of Comminges. Bernard Roger's comital status is attested in the donation to the abbey of Saint-Hilaire in 1011.

He is the founder of the House of Foix which ruled that county for centuries. During his father's lifetime, he married Garsenda, or Arsinde, the heiress of the county of Bigorre.

He built the square tower of the castle at Foix in France and made it his capital, from which a town grew. He had endowed the monastery at Foix and in it he was buried when he died at the age of 72.

His lands were divided:

His daughter Ermesinda married King Ramiro I of Aragon

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Bernard-Roger, Count of Bigorre
Born: c. 962 Died: c. 1034
New division Lord of Foix
c. 1011c. 1034
Succeeded by
Roger I
Preceded by
García Lupus
Count of Bigorre
1030 – c. 1034
Succeeded by
Bernard II
New division Lord of Couserans
c. 1011c. 1034
Succeeded by
Peter I