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|Berengaria of Barcelona|
Berengaria of Barcelona
|Spouse(s)||Alfonso VII, King of Castile, León and Galicia|
|Father||Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona|
|Mother||Douce I, Countess of Provence|
|Died||15 January 1149
|Buried||Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela|
In her lifetime a new political entity was formed in the northeast Iberian Peninsula: Portugal seceded from León in the west, giving more balance to the Christian kingdoms of the Iberian peninsula. Her brother Ramon Berenguer successfully pulled Aragon out of its pledged submission to Castile, aided no doubt by the beauty and charm of his sister Berenguela, wife of Alfonso the Emperor, for which she was well known in her time. Her niece (daughter of Ramon Berenguer) Dulce of Aragon (1160–1198), married in 1175 king Sancho I from Portugal.
The Chronica Adefonsi imperatoris of Arnaldo of Astorga said of her, "She was a small girl, very beautiful, and very chaste and truthful. She loved all who fear God."
|Queen consort of León
Richeza of Poland
|Queen consort of Castile
|None||Empress consort of All Spains
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|Ancestors of Berengaria of Barcelona|