“The Bad” William of Sicily I

“The Bad” William of Sicily I

Birth
Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Death 14 May 1166 (aged 43–44)
Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Burial Monreale, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Memorial ID 18308093 · View Source
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Sicilian Monarch. The 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.

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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 9 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18308093
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for “The Bad” William of Sicily I (1122–14 May 1166), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18308093, citing Cathedral of Monreale, Monreale, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .