Ermengarde of Carcassonne (d. 1070)

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Ermengarde of Carcassonne (d. 1070)

Countess of Carcassonne. Died in 1070 in Carcassonne. Daughter of Roger II, count of Carcassonne; married Raimond Bernard (a French noble); children: unknown.

Ermengarde was the well-educated daughter of Count Roger II of Carcassonne. Carcassonne was a small but prosperous county in what is now southwestern France. She married Raimond Bernard, a petty noble. Her brother succeeded their father in 1060 as Roger III, but he died young in 1067, leaving no heirs. Ermengarde thus succeeded as countess in her own name. She ruled alone for the next three years, until her death in 1070.

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