Ramon Muntaner

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.

Ramon Muntaner
Ernest Vila Plaza (Figueres)
Ernest Vila Plaza (Figueres)
Peralada, Catalonia, Crown of Aragon
Ibiza, Crown of Aragon
Manuscript of the Crònica by Ramon Muntaner.


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.

For a lapse of time (1308-1315) he was governor of the island of Djerba, after being conquered by the Crown Of Aragon.[1]

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.[2]

He died at Ibiza in 1336.


  1. ^ E. Michael Gerli (4 December 2013). Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. pp. 593–. ISBN 978-1-136-77161-3.
  2. ^ The other three sources are the autobiography of James I of Aragon, the chronicles of Bernard Desclot and the royal chronicle of Peter IV of Aragon.


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