Ramon Muntaner (Catalan pronunciation: [rəˈmom muntəˈne]) (1265 – 1336) was a Catalan mercenary and writer who wrote the Crònica, a chronicle of his life, including his adventures as a commander in the Catalan Company. He was born at Peralada.
Peralada, Catalonia, Crown of Aragon
Ibiza, Crown of Aragon
The Catalan Company was an army of light infantry under the leadership of Roger de Flor that was made up of Aragonese and Catalan mercenaries, known as Almogavars; Roger led the Company to Constantinople to help the Greeks against the Turks.
Ramon Muntaner's Crònica is one of the four Catalan Grand Chronicles through which the historian views thirteenth- and fourteenth century military and political matters in the Crown of Aragon and the Principality of Catalonia.
He died at Ibiza in 1336.
- The Chronicle of Ramon Muntaner, translated into English by Lady Goodenough (pdf file)
- Crònica de Ramon Muntaner at the institut Lluís Vives, (in Catalan)
- Crònica de Ramon Muntaner at the University of Berkeley, selections, (in Catalan) at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2001-11-26)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .
- Selections in Catalan, English and Spanish of Muntaner's Crònica (pedagogical edition) with introduction, notes, and bibliography in Open Iberia/América (open access teaching anthology)