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  • Name PROVENCE, Gerberge 
    Prefix Countess 
    Born 1057  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1112 
    WAC 1 Dec 1933  MANTI Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I46302  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
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    Father ARLES, Count Geoffry,   b. Abt 1031, Arles, Lot, Pyrenees, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1063, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother Countess Etienette,   b. 1033, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1095, Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F24165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PROVENCE, Count Gilbert,   b. 1055, Milhaud, Gard, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1101, Milhaud, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
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    +1. MILHOUD, Countess Dulce Aldonza,   b. Abt 1095, Gevaudan, Essonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1137, Gévaudan, Essônne, Île-dé-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
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    Family ID F24139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • BIO: heiress of Provence and Arles

      from http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/PROVENCE.htm#GerbergeCtsArleMGilbertGevaudandied1110B as of 6/1/2016
      GERBERGE Ctss de Provence, daughter of --- ([1078/84]-[3 Feb 1112/Jan 1118]). The doubts concerning the parentage of Gerberge are discussed above. Ctss de Provence. The Brevi Historia Comitum Provinciæ records the death "circa 1110" of "Gilberto comite Provinciæ" and that he was survived by his widow "Tiburgia…comitissa" and "Dulcia unica filia"[354]. “Girberga comitissa” donated “comitatum...Provinciæ et Gavaldanensis et Carladensis et...honorem...in comitatu Rutenensi”, which came to her “voce parentum meorum et largitione viri mei Girberti comitis patris tui”, to “Dulciæ filiæ meæ” by charter dated 1 Feb 1112[355]. “Gerberga comitissa Arelatensis” granted “filiam meam in conjugium...Dulcem” to “Raymundo Berengarii comiti”, together with “omni honore meo et cum...honore qui fuit Girberti comitis patris puellæ”, by charter dated 3 Feb 1112[356].

      m GIRBERT Vicomte de Gévaudan, de Millau et de Carlat (part), son of BERENGER [II] Vicomte de Gévaudan et de Millau & his wife Adela Vicomtesse de Carlat (-[1110/Feb 1112]). “Berengarius vicecomes de Cartlato et uxor mea Adila et mater uxoris meæ Nobilis” founded Montsalvy monastery, with the consent of “filii nostri Ricardus, Girbertus, Raimundus”, by charter dated to [1060/71][357]. “Allebertus de Caniliaco” swore allegiance to “Berengario nec ad filios tuos Ricard et Girbert” for the château of Canillac and others by undated charter, probably dated to [1080/97][358]. "Gerberti vice comitis" subscribed the charter dated 1100 under which "Petrus Virgilius et frater meus Raimundus" donated "æcclesiam sancti Martini…Priscus…[et] mansum de Roqueta…" to Conques[359]. "...Richardi vicecomitis et fratris eius Girberti..." subscribed the charter dated 1103 under which "nobili...Guidone" donated property to Saint-Chaffre[360]. The Brevi Historia Comitum Provinciæ records the death "circa 1110" of "Gilberto comite Provinciæ" who left a widow "Tiburgia…comitissa" and "Dulcia unica filia"[361]. It should be noted that no primary source has been identified in which Girbert is recorded as comte de Provence during his lifetime.

      Vicomte Girbert & his wife had two children:
      1. ETIENNETTE de Gévaudan (-after 1160). m (before [1110/15]) RAYMOND de Baux Seigneur de Berre, son of GUILLAUME-HUGUES de Baux & his wife Vierne --- (-Barcelona 1150).
      2. DOUCE [Dolça/Dulcia] de Gévaudan ([1095/1100]-[28 Nov 1127/1130]). Ctss de Provence, Vicomtesse de Millau, de Gévaudan, et de Carlat (part). m (3 Feb 1112) as his third wife, RAMÓN BERENGUER III Conde de Barcelona, son of RAMÓN BERENGUER II "Cap d'Estopes" Conde de Barcelona & his wife Mathilde di Apulia (11 Nov 1082-19 Jul 1131). He succeeded in 1113 as Comte de Provence.

      ** from Wikipedia listing for Gerberga, Countess of Provence as of 6/1/2016
      Gerberga (1045/65–1115), also spelled Gerberge or Gerburge, was the Countess of Provence for more than a decade, until 1112. Provence is a region located in the southeastern part of modern-day France that did not become part of France until 1481 (well after Gerberga's time).

      Countess Gerberga was a daughter of Geoffrey I of Provence (who was jointly Count of Provence with his brothers) and his wife Etiennette.[1] However, Gerberga did not succeed her father immediately, but rather became Countess decades after his death, during which time other relatives filled that position. It is unclear exactly when she became countess; sources indicate it was no earlier than 1093 and no later than 1100.[1][2]

      She and her husband, Gilbert I of Gévaudan, were considered virtuous.[3] He participated in the Crusades, donating many relics from the Middle East to churches in Provence.[4] Gilbert later died in 1108. Gerberga then took control of the government, and is said to have ruled wisely.[5] In 1112, her eldest daughter Douce was married to Raymond Berengar III of Barcelona at which point Provence was ceded to him.[2] Her second daughter, Stephanie, would lay claim to the county and thus precipitate the Baussenque Wars in 1144.

      References
      Medieval Lands Project: Provence., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy (Accessed August 15, 2013).
      The new Werner twentieth century edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 19, p. 903 (The Werner Company, 1907).
      Fouque, Claude. Fastes de la Provence ancienne et moderne: Contenant l'histoire politique, civile, héroi'que et religieuse de ses principales villes, Volume 1 , p. 346 (Barile et Boulouch, 1838).
      Cook, Theodore. Old Provence, p. 205 (Interlink Books, 1905).
      Clement, Francois. L' Art De Vérifier Les Dates Des Faits Historiques, Des Chartes, Des Chroniques, Et Autres Anciens Monumens, Depuis La Naissance De Notre-Seigneur, p. 436 (Jombert, 1784).

      Gerberge de Provence, née vers 1060, morte en 1115, fut comtesse de Provence de 1093 à 1111. Elle était fille de Geoffroy Ier, comte de Provence, et d'Etiennette Douce de Marseille.

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      Son frère Bertrand II, comte de Provence, mourut en 1093, laissant une fille, Cécile, qui avait été dotée lors de son mariage avec Bernard Aton, vicomte de Béziers et de Carcassonne. Ce fut donc Gerberge, qui n'avait pas été dotée, qui devint comtesse de Provence.

      En 1073, elle épouse Gilbert Ier (1060 † 1111), comte de Gévaudan. Ils eurent deux filles :

      Douce (1090 † 1130), mariée en 1112 à Raimond Bérenger III (1082 † 1131), comte de Barcelone.
      Etiennette († ap.1160), mariée à Raymond († 1150), seigneur des Baux. Leur fils émettra des prétentions sur le comté de Provence, débutant ainsi les Guerres Baussenques.
      En 1112, après l'assassinat de son mari, elle maria sa fille aînée avec le comte de Barcelone et leur céda le comté de Provence.