Berenguer de Cruïlles

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Berenguer de Cruïlles
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Berenguer de Cruïlles features in a relief at the Cathedral of Girona
1st President of the Government of Catalonia
In office
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byRomeu Sescomes
Personal details
Born~ 1310
Peratallada ?
Plaque dedicated to Berenguer de Cruïlles at the Catalan government building in Barcelona, reading: The Generalitat de Catalunya was created at the Corts of Cervera in 1359. Berenguer de Cruïlles was its first president.

Berenguer de Cruïlles (Peratallada, 1310 – Barcelona, 1362) was bishop of Girona, (Catalonia), (1349–1362) and first President of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1359–1362) in the 14th century, nominated by the Corts de Cervera in 1359.[1][2]

De Cruïlles was born around 1310 in Peratallada, a town in eastern Catalonia, and died in Barcelona in 1362, he was a member of the clergy at the See of Girona in 1321, canon in 1330, precentor in 1336, abbot of Sant Feliu in 1342, and was finally appointed bishop by Pope Clement VI. He was a fervent supporter of the excommunication of Ramon Berenguer I , Count of Empúries, uncle of the king. In 1357, he gave financial aid for the completion of the gold and wrought silver altarpiece for the cathedral, begun by his predecessor, bishop Gilabert de Cruïlles (1334–35).[3]


  1. ^ Adam J. Kosto (3 May 2001). Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia: Power, Order, and the Written Word, 1000-1200. Cambridge University Press. pp. 254–. ISBN 978-0-521-79239-4. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ Solé i Sabaté, Josep M. (2003). Història de la Generalitat de Catalunya i els seus presidents (3 vol.). Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN 978-84-412-0883-4.
  3. ^ Paola Tartakoff (17 April 2012). Between Christian and Jew: Conversion and Inquisition in the Crown of Aragon, 1250-1391. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 200–. ISBN 978-0-8122-4421-2. Retrieved 21 December 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Història de la Generalitat de Catalunya i els seus Presidents. Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2003. ISBN 84-412-0884-0

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