Person:William II of Sicily (1)

William II of Sicily
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Name William II of Sicily
Alt Name King Guillelmus II Sicily
Alt Name Guglielmo "Buono" , King of Sicily
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1155 Sicilia, Italy
Marriage 13 Feb 1176-1177 St Egidius, Palermo, Palermo, Italyto Joan of England, Queen of Sicily
Alt Marriage FEB 1177 to Joan of England, Queen of Sicily
Death[1] 11 Nov 1189 Palermo, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
Reference Number? Q367387?
Burial? Monreale, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy

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William II (1155 – 11 November 1189), called the Good, was king of Sicily from 1166 to 1189. William's character is very indistinct. Lacking in military enterprise, secluded and pleasure-loving, he seldom emerged from his palace life at Palermo. Yet his reign is marked by an ambitious foreign policy and a vigorous diplomacy. Champion of the papacy and in secret league with the Lombard cities he was able to defy the common enemy, Frederick I Barbarossa. In the Divine Comedy, Dante places William II in Paradise. He is also referred to in Boccaccio's Decameron (tale V.7).

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