Person:Elisabeth of Carinthia (1)

Elisabeth of Carinthia
d.Aft 1347
  1. Elisabeth of Carinthia1298 - Aft 1347
  2. Anna Korutanská1300 - Bet 1331 & 1335
  1. Constance of Sicily1324 - 1355
  2. Eleanor of Sicily1325 - 1375
  3. Beatrice of Sicily1326 - 1365
  4. Euphemia of Sicily1330 - 1359
  5. Bianca d'Aragona1330 - 1374
  6. Louis of Sicily1337 - 1355
  7. Frederick III the Simple _____1341 - 1377
Facts and Events
Name Elisabeth of Carinthia
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1298 Gorizia, Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Marriage to Peter II of Sicily
Death[1] Aft 1347
Reference Number? Q732941?

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Elizabeth of Carinthia (1298–1352) was Queen of Sicily by marriage to Peter II of Sicily. She was the regent of Sicily during the minority of her son Louis, King of Sicily from 1348 until her death in 1352.

The daughter of the Otto, the penultimate duke of Carinthia and lord of Carniola from the House of Gorizia, she married Peter II of Sicily in 1323 and became the Queen of Sicily. During her time as Queen, Elizabeth ensured that the royal lineage of the Aragonese in Sicily continued. Two sons eventually ascended the throne, Louis of Sicily and Frederick IV of Sicily. Elizabeth was the regent for her young son Louis from 1348 until her death in 1352.

Politically, the decades leading up to Elizabeth's reign were full of conflicts between Frederick III, King of Sicily, and Robert of Naples who had the backing of the papacy in Avignon. Famine, warfare, and plague were widespread in Europe during the mid-fourteenth century, which had a devastating impact on Sicily in particular, due to its economic expansion and prosperity in the two centuries prior. Elizabeth's reign occurred during a period where Italian citizens were disheartened and anxious, which caused tension among the local populace. The island was also marked by turbulent relations between the throne and Sicily's noble families, eventually degenerating into a civil war. These internal rivalries between the noble families required the coming of age of Elizabeth's sons to resolve the fighting.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Elisabeth of Carinthia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.