Peter of Barcelona

Peter of Aragon (Aragonese: Pero, Spanish: Pedro, Catalan: Pere; 4 May 1152 - c.1164[1]) was the oldest child[a] of Queen Petronilla of Aragon and her husband, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona.[3] He inherited, after his father's death, Cerdagne, Carcassonne and Narbonne.[4]

Peter
Count of Cerdanya, Carcassonne & Narbonne
Arms of Eleanor of Provence.svg
Peter of Barcelona's coat of arms.
Born4 May 1152
Diedc. 1164 (aged 12)
Noble familyBarcelona
FatherRamon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
MotherPetronilla of Aragon

Not much information about Peter survives, but it is known for sure that he existed. The Corónicas Navarras names all of Petronilla's children, in order, as don Pedro...el rey don Alfonso, que ovo nombre Remón Belenguer et el conte don Pedro de Provença et el conte don Sancho et a la muller del rey don Sancho de Portugal.[5] Peter was named Count of Cerdanya, Carcassonne and Narbonne.

Some sources state that Peter died in 1157, sometime after King Alfonso VII of León and Castile died. This year of death is also likely since the third son, also named Peter, was born in 1158. It is certain that the elder son Peter was dead by 18 July 1164,[1] as his mother abdicated in favour of his younger brother, Ramon, rather than Peter, who had been named heir of Aragon at birth. The Corónicas Navarras also stated that Peter died in Huesca.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Fredric L. Cheyette states Peter was Ramon Bereguer's second son.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bruno Aguilera Barchet, A History of Western Public Law: Between Nation and State, (Springer, 2015), 159.
  2. ^ Fredric L. Cheyette, Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours, (Cornell University Press, 2001), 253.
  3. ^ Thomas N. Bisson, Medieval France and her Pyrenean Neighbours: Studies in Early Institutional History, (The Hambledon Press, 1989), 131.
  4. ^ Fredric L. Cheyette, Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours, (Cornell University Press, 2001), 253.
  5. ^ a b "Corónicas Navarras". 1 (10). between 1152 and 1186. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help); Check date values in: |date= (help), p. 31