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THE TRENCAVELS II

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The Trencavels III

ROGER I (1120 - 15 August 1150)

 

Eldest son of Bernard Aton Trencavel, viscount of Beziers, Carcassonne, the Razes, Albi, Nîmes and Agde. Married first to Adelaide of Saint Pons in Saintonge then, on April 28th, 1139 to Bernarde de Comminges.

 

Died childless. His possessions fell to his younger brother Raimond 1er Trencavel.

 

 

RAIMOND I TRENCAVEL (+ 15 October 1167)

 

Second son of Bernard Aton Trencavel and Cecile of Provence.  Viscount of Beziers in 1129, then of Carcassonne, the Razes and Albi in 1150. Married to Adelaide who bore him three daugthers:

 

- Cecilia, married to Bernard, count of Foix in 1151

 

- Beatrice, married to Raimond VI, count of Toulouse in 1173. Repudiated in 1193.

 

- Adelaide, married to Sicard of Lautrec

 

Remarried to Saure who bore him two sons:

 

- Roger II Trencavel  (1149 -20 March 1194)

 

- Raimond

 

In August 1167, the viscount went to the rescue of his nephew Bernard Aton, viscount of Nîmes and Agde, captured by the king of Aragon.  A distressing event then occured.  A noble man, to who a soldier had stolen his steed, claimed justice.  First, the viscount was reluctant to act but under the threat of desertion of his troops, made up his mind and gave the culprit a light sentence - though some said - a humilating one.

 

On the 15th of October 1167 while he was in Sainte-Madeleine Church, Raimond I was assaulted and murdered in the cruellest way.  The bishop Bernard, who attempted to come to his rescue, was injured and suffered a broken jaw.  The Pope horrified at such a dreadful deed perpetrated in a holy place, excommunicated the whole city.

 

THE MURDER OF RAIMOND I TRENCAVEL (1167)
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