Ruggero III (Altavilla) di Altavilla

Ruggero (Altavilla) di Altavilla (abt. 1180 - 1193)

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Ruggero (Ruggero III) "duca di Puglia, re di Sicilia" di Altavilla formerly Altavilla aka Sicilia, Hauteville, di Altavilla, Autavilla
Born about in Palermo, Regno di Siciliamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Palermo, Sicilia, Italymap
[children unknown]
Died in Palermo, Regno di Siciliamap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Nov 2017
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Preceded by
Tancred di Altavilla
King of Sicily (designed heir - associated to his father Tancred)
Succeeded by
Tancred di Altavilla



Roger (b. c. 1180 - d. 24 Dec 1193 d.v.p).[3]


  • 1192: joint king of Sicily with Tancred di Altavilla
  • 1193: Duke of Apulia


  • Father: Tancredi Altavilla, King of Sicily (b. 1138 - d. 20 Feb 1194).[4]
  • Mother: Sibilla d'Aquino


m. (Jul/Aug 1192 Brindisi) Eirene Angelina, dau. of Isaakios II, Emperor of Bysantium and Eirene Tornikaina (1180/4 - 27 Aug 1208, Hohenstaufen).[5] No issue.[1] He was designated heir and associated king of Sicily by his father Tancred (illegitimate descendant of Ruggero II)i, in order to secure the kingdom from the menace of Heinrich VI Hohenstaufen Holy Roman Emperor, husband of Costanza d'Altavilla, dau. of Ruggero II and aunt of Tancredi. However he soon died at 18 of age, followed within one year by Tancredi and Heinrich VI took the kingdom from Queen Sibilla, regent for her other son Guglielmo. Ruggero's widow Irene Angelo was married by Heinrich VI to his brother Philip Hohenstaufen duke of Schwaben.


  1. Eirene adopted the name "Maria" at the time of her second marriage, (Cawley, 2006).[1][2]
  • Annales Casenses
  • Niketas Choniates
  • Ryccardus de Sancti Germano Chronica
  • Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum
  • Wikipedia " Ruggero II di Sicilia

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Tancredi Altavilla with his children Ruggero e Guglielmo
Tancredi Altavilla with  his children Ruggero e Guglielmo

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