Constance of Sicily

Constance of Sicily

Birth
Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Death 27 Nov 1198 (aged 44)
Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Burial Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Memorial ID 8283417 · View Source
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Sicilian Monarch. The posthumous daughter of King Roger II of Sicily, she married Prince Heinrich in 1186. Heinrich's father Friedrich Barbarossa died in 1190 and Constance and Heinrich were crowned Emperor and Empress. In December 1194 she gave birth to a son who was named after his two grandfathers, Friedrich Roger. After Heinrich's death she went to Sicily and renounced her sons claims for the German kingship and empire and placed him under the protection of Pope Innocent III. She died one year later. Dante mentioned her in his work "Divine Comedy".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 16 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8283417
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Constance of Sicily (2 Nov 1154–27 Nov 1198), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8283417, citing Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Città Metropolitana di Palermo, Sicilia, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .