List of Counts of Barcelona

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Catalonia in the aftermath of the Muslim conquest, 711-719 (in yellow)

The now-extinct title of Count of Barcelona was, through much of its history, merged with that of King of Aragon; see also List of Aragonese Monarchs.

Counts of Barcelona nominated by the (Frankish) Carolingian monarchs, to whom they were feudatories:

NOTES:

  1. Sunifred I and his son Wilfred the Hairy claimed the title Margrave of the Spanish March, which depended on the province of Septimania
  2. Although in this period the title of Count was not hereditary, Bernat of Septimania was father of Guillem, and Sunifred I was father of Wilfred I "the Hairy".

Hereditary Counts of Barcelona, feudatory to the Frankish Carolingian monarchs:

Hereditary Counts of Barcelona independent of the Carolingian monarchy (from 985), until the dynastic union with Aragon:

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon of the House of Barcelona:

  • Alfons I (II of Aragon) el Cast ("the Chaste") or el Trobador ("the Troubadour") (1162-1196)
  • Pere I (II of Aragon) el Catòlic ("the Catholic") (1196-1213)

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon and Valencia, of the House of Barcelona:

interregnum 1410 - 1412

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon and Valencia, of the Trastámara dynasty:

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon who occupied the throne during the War Against Joan II (none of these reigned in Valencia, which remained under the control of Joan II):

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon and Valencia of the Habsburg dynasty (or House of Austria):

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon of the Bourbon dynasty during the Reapers' War (none of these reigned in Valencia, which remained under the control of Phillip IV of Spain):

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon and Valencia of the Habsburg dynasty (or House of Austria):

Counts of Barcelona and Kings of Aragon and Valencia during the War of the Spanish Succession:

From this point, there are no more Catalan monarchs. The title of Count of Barcelona becomes simply one of the many hereditary titles of the Spanish monarchy.

During the Franco era the exiled heir to the Spanish throne, Juan de Borbón, used the title of Count of Barcelona. This seems to have been intended as a half-measure, claiming a title that was historically royal, but stopping short of claiming to be a current king of Spain. Upon the restoration of the Spanish monarchy in 1975, Juan de Borbón was passed over as king in favor of his son Juan Carlos; the son officially awarded him the title of Count of Barcelona in 1978, which he held until his death in 1993.

See also: List of Viscounts of Barcelonaca:Llista de comtes de Barcelona fr:Liste des comtes de Barcelone

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