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Guillaume II 'le bon'
|King of Sicily
Guillaume III of Sicily
Tancred di Lecce (b. 1138 Lecce - d. 20 Feb 1194 Palermo).
Tancred di Lecci was unlawfully elected as king of Sicily, after the reign of Guillaume II 'le bon'.
He was an illegitimate son of Roger, Duke of Apulia, eldest son of Roger II, King of Sicily. His mother was a daughter of Accardo di Lecce and Mathilde.
Tancred married Sibilla, daughter of Rinaldo, Conte d'Aquino
Tancred inherited the title "Count of Lecce" from his grandfather, and is consequently often referred to as Tancred of Lecce.
m. Sibilla d'Aquino (b. ante 1165 - d. after 1195). Issue: 6.
Tancred is sometimes attributed with an unknown son who is used to give Aaron FitzRoger a descent from the Kings of Sicily. However there is little if any evidence that Aaron existed, far less that he had such a descent. Aaron and his purported ancestry were first described by John Cox Underwood in about 1911, but his account is highly improbable, and entirely lacking in source citations.
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