William of Apulia

   Historian whose Gesta Roberti Wiscardi is the most valuable single source for the career of Robert Guiscard (q.v.). His account of the rise of the Normans in Apulia (qq.v.), and of their seizure of the remainder of south Italy (q.v.), is much more detailed than any other historical source. His account overlaps with that of Anna Komnene's (q.v.) Alexiad with respect to Robert's war with Alexios I Komnenos (q.v.).

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  • William Iron Arm — [Guillaume Bras de fer in French, Guglielmo Braccio di Ferro in Italian and Gugghiermu Vrazzu di Ferru in Sicilian.] (born before 1010 ndash; died 1046) was a Norman adventurer, founder of the fortunes of the Hauteville family. One of twelve sons …   Wikipedia

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  • William II of Sicily — William II (French language: Guillaume II, 1155 ndash; November 11 1189 Palermo), called the Good, was king of Sicily from 1166 to 1189.William was only eleven years old at the death of his father William I, when he was placed under the regency… …   Wikipedia

  • William III of Sicily — (1190 ndash; 1198) was briefly king of Sicily for 10 months in 1194.He was the second son of King Tancred of Sicily and Sibylla of Acerra. At the age of four, shortly after the death of first his older brother Roger V, Duke of Apulia, and then a… …   Wikipedia

  • William, Count of Monte Sant'Angelo — William (died after 1104) was the Count of Monte Sant Angelo from 1102 to 1104. He succeeded his brother Henry on his death. According to the Chronica Montasterii Casinensis of Leo of Ostia, William ( Guilelmus ), whom Leo calls comes civitatis… …   Wikipedia

  • William Iron-Arm — may refer to: *William IV Iron Arm, Duke of Aquitaine *William I Iron Arm, Duke of Apulia …   Wikipedia

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