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Count of Barcelona

Title held by the ruler of Barcelona and the Principality of Catalonia, 9th–18th century / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Count of Barcelona (Catalan: Comte de Barcelona, Spanish: Conde de Barcelona, French: Comte de Barcelone, Latin: Comites Barcinonenses) was the ruler of the County of Barcelona and also, by extension and according with the Usages and Catalan constitutions, of the Principality of Catalonia as Princeps for much of Catalan history, from the 9th century until the 18th century. After 1164, with Alfonso II of Aragón, the title of count of Barcelona was united with that of king of Aragon, and after the 16th century, with that of king of Spain.