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William "the Bad" of Sicily, I
Birth: 1122
Death: May 14, 1166

King of Sicily. Fourth son of Roger II and his first wife Elvira. He was married to Margaret of Navarra who bore him four sons between 1152 and 1158. In 1151 he became his fathers co-regent and succeeded him in 1154. Supported by the Pope, the Byzantine Emperor and the Holy Roman Emperor the sicilian nobles revolted against him several times. In March 1160 William, his wife and their children were arrested in their palace in Palermo. The nobles wanted to put his oldest son Roger on the throne but he was killed in the attack of the palace. The imprisonment didn't last long and after being released he was able to recover his power and crushed the rebellion. He was first buried at the Capella Palatina in Palermo but was later moved to Monreale. (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
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 Parents:
  Roger of Sicily (1095 - 1154)
  Elvira of Leon and Castile (1102 - 1135)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Of Navarre (1128 - 1183)*
 
 Children:
  Roger Hauteville (1152 - 1161)*
   William II (1154 - 1189)*
  Henry Hauteville (1158 - 1172)*
 
 Sibling:
  William of Sicily (1122 - 1166)
  Constance of Sicily (1154 - 1198)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cathedral of Monreale
Monreale
Cittą Metropolitana di Palermo
Sicilia, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Mar 09, 2007
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