RAIMOND I TRENCAVEL (+ 15 October 1167)
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
to Saure who
bore him two sons:
- Roger II Trencavel (1149
-20 March 1194)
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
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.