Guifré "el Pilós de Barcelona
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Suniario I conde de Barcelona


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Suniario I conde de Barcelona

  • Born: 878
  • Marriage: Richilde
  • Died: 15 Oct 954 at age 76
  • Buried: Ripoll Monastery

bullet   Other names for Suniario were Sunifred I Count of Barcelona and Sunyer de Barcelona.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Synyer, Count of Barcelona.
conde de Barcelona was the son of Wilfred the Hairy and younger brother of the previous Count of Barcelona, Wilfred II Borrel. He worked jointly with his brother in the government of the Counties held by their father after his death in 897. He did not reign independently until his brother's death in (911).

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Sunyer de Barcelona.
The Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium names (in order) "Radulfum, Guiffredum, Mironem et Suniarium" as the four sons of "Guiffredus Pilosus comes" & his wife, specifying that Sunyer succeeded his father "in comitatu Urgelli et fuit primus comes Urgelli" [Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium I, RHGF IX, p. 69]. He succeeded his father jointly with his brother in 897 as Comte de Barcelona, Girona i Osona, and his brother in 911 as sole Comte de Barcelona, Girona i Osona. "Idelxerus episcopus, Garsendis comitissa, Suniarius comes et marchio, Ermemirus vicecomes", as executors of "Wifredo comite quondam filius fuit de Wifredo comite quondam", executed the testament of the deceased by charter dated 1 Dec 911 [Marca Hispanica (1688), Appendix, LXIV, col. 838]. Suniyer de Barcelona married Richilde. "Suniarius comes et coniux mea Rechellis comitissa" donated property to the monastery of Santa Cecilia de Montserrat by charter dated 31 Jul 945 [ Temple de Barberà 1, p. 67].

Suniario married Richilde.

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