Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Guillem de Banyeres, canonge de la Seu de Barcelona (+1284)

Carme Batlle i Gallart


This is a new contribution to the history of the upper class of Barcelona’s society in the XIIIth century, in particular the Banyeres’ lineage, now with the biography of Guillem, canon of the Cathedral of Barcelona. It analyses, specially, his testament and the documents of the testamentary executor. As he came from a family of wealthy merchants, despite of being a clergyman, he invested his money in his relative’s business (loans, orders…) and in this way he obtained a great fortune that he donated to a benefical institution (l’Almoina de la Seu) devoted to feeding the poor.

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