Person:Manfred of Sicily (1)

Manfred _____, King of Sicily
d.26 Feb 1266
  1. Constantia _____, of SicilyAbt 1249 - 1302
  1. Beatrice of Sicily1260 - 1307
Facts and Events
Name Manfred _____, King of Sicily
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1232
Marriage to Beatrice _____, de Savoy
Marriage to Helena Angelina Doukaina
Death[1] 26 Feb 1266
Reference Number? Q164889?

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Manfred (; 123226 February 1266) was the last King of Sicily from the Hohenstaufen dynasty, reigning from 1258 until his death. The natural son of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, Manfred became regent over the kingdom of Sicily on behalf of his nephew Conradin in 1254. As regent he subdued rebellions in the kingdom, until in 1258 he usurped Conradin's rule. After an initial attempt to appease Pope Innocent IV he took up the ongoing conflict between the Hohenstaufens and the papacy through combat and political alliances. He defeated the papal army at Foggia on 2 December 1254. Excommunicated by three successive popes, Manfred was the target of a Crusade (1255–66) called first by Pope Alexander IV and then by Urban IV. Nothing came of Alexander's call, but Urban enlisted the aid of Charles of Anjou in overthrowing Manfred. Manfred was killed during his defeat by Charles at the Battle of Benevento, and Charles assumed kingship of Sicily.

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