Person:Roger III of Sicily (1)

Roger III of Sicily
d.24 Dec 1193
  1. Maria of Sicily
  2. Roger III of Sicily1175 - 1193
  3. William III of Sicily1190 - 1198
  4. Valdrada of Sicily - Abt 1252
  5. Constance of Sicily
m. Abt Aug 1192
Facts and Events
Name Roger III of Sicily
Alt Name King Of Sicily Ruggero _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1175
Marriage Abt Aug 1192 to Irene Angelina
Death[1] 24 Dec 1193
Reference Number? Q736421?

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Roger III (; 1175 – 24 December 1193), of the House of Hauteville, was the eldest son and heir of King Tancred of Sicily and Queen Sibylla. He was made Duke of Apulia (as Roger V), probably in 1189, shortly after his father's accession. In the summer of 1192 he was crowned co-king with his father. Follari were minted at Messina bearing both Tancred and Roger's names as kings.

In 1193, Tancred arranged for Roger to marry Irene Angelina, daughter of the Byzantine emperor Isaac II Angelos. Roger died on 24 December 1193, upsetting his father's plans. Tancred quickly had Roger's younger brother, William III, crowned as co-king, but Tancred died on 20 February 1194.[1] On 20 November 1194, the Emperor Henry VI entered Palermo and on 25 December William was deposed. In 1197 Roger's widow, Irene, married Henry VI's brother, Duke Philip of Swabia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roger III of Sicily, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.