County of Carcassonne
The county of Carcassonne ( Carcassès ) was in the southern French region of Languedoc and surrounded the eponymous town in the Aude department today. She was surrounded by the following counties: in the east of Narbonne, in the south Rases, in the west of Foix, in the northwest of Toulouse and in the north east of Béziers.
Charlemagne taught during the conquest of a Septimaniens the county and awarded it to a certain Bello. He was to be the father of a widely ramified nobility clan, which played a major role, particularly in the Catalan counties. The vassals of the Counts of Carcassonne included the Lords of Cabaret, Minerve and Termes.
Middle of the 10th century came the Count of Comminges in the possession of the county of Carcassonne, which was ruled then by a collateral line of the family. Count Roger I. divided his possessions among his sons turn on. Raimund I. Roger received Carcassonne, while his younger brother Bernard -Roger received the county couserans - Foix. The two lines created so committed themselves to mutual succession in their possessions in case of extinction of a line. This happened in 1067 with the death of Earl Rogers III. Carcassonne one. However, its main heiress Ermesende joined her and the rights of the Counts of Foix from contrary to the agreement to the Counts of Barcelona. This in turn mortgaged Ermengarde and her son, Bernard Aton IV Trencavel, as hereditary viscounts Carcassonne. Count Roger II of Foix abandoned on 21 April 1095 his inheritance.
Count of Carcassonne
House Barcelona or Belloniden
- ? -820 Bello
- 820-821 Guisclafred son
- 821-837 Oliba I. brother
Wilhelmiden ( Gellones )
- Bernard of Septimania 837-844
- 844-845 Argila nephew, son of Berà Barcelona
- 845-850 Berà son
- 850 Miro Etilius probably son of Berà
- 850-852 Fredelon ( Count of Toulouse) son of Fulcoald of Rouergue
- 852-863 Raymond ( Count of Toulouse ) Brother
- 863-864 Humphrey of Gothia ( usurper )
- 865-872 Oliba II son of Oliba I.
- 872 Bernhard ( Count of Toulouse ) son of Raimund
- 872-879 Oliba II
- 879-906 Acfred I. brother
- 906-908 Bencion son of Oliba II
- 908-934 Acfred II brother
- 943 -? Arsinde daughter
- 934-957 Arnaud ( Count of Comminges and couserans ) husband of Arsinde
- 957-1012 Roger I of Old Son? ? -1011 Raimund I. Roger son
Viscounts of Carcassonne
Among the viscounts of Carcassonne became the home Trencavel again to the greatest possible extent, even if the sovereignty of the Count of Barcelona ( and the Kings of Aragon ) formally recognized.
House Montfort l'Amaury
1226 Raimund II Trencavel his possessions was regarded as having forfeited and went into exile in Aragon. In the Treaty of Meaux- Paris Carcassonne was united with the French crown. 1240 Raymond failed attempt to recapture Carcassonne and retired again after Aragon back in 1247 and renounced his claims.
Count of Carcassonne
- Bâtard Charles de Valois († 1650), Count of Carcassonne in 1589, 1620 Duke of Angoulême
- List ( Count )
- Historical territory (France)