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William II
Birth: 1154
Palermo
Provincia di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Nov. 18, 1189
Palermo
Provincia di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy

Sicilian Monarch. King of Naples and Sicily. Son of William I. 'the Bad' and Marguerite of Navarra, Brother of Henry and Roger Hauteville. He was crowned King of Sicily on May 17, 1166. His mother served as his regent untill 1171. His reign was known to be very tolerant against other religions. Italians, Greeks, Normans, Arabs and Jews lived peacefully together. He fought for the pope against Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa, but later entered peace negotiations with the Emperor, with the result, that his aunt Constance was married to Friedrichs son Heinrich, afterwards the Emperor Heinrich VI.. He married Joan Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II. in 1177. They had only one child, Bohemond, who died before reaching his first birthday. Dante placed him in his work 'Divine Comedy' in the Paradise. (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Joan Plantagenet (1164 - 1199)
 
 Children:
  Bohemond of Sicily (1180 - 1181)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cathedral of Monreale
Monreale
Provincia di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Apr 02, 2004
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- R I P
 Added: Nov. 18, 2014
In memory of William II ~ RIP
- Laurel Robson
 Added: Aug. 26, 2013
May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has th...(Read more)
- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: Aug. 19, 2013
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