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Roger II
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Detail of a mosaic showing Roger II (Rogerios Rex in Greek letters) receiving the crown from Jesus Christ (IC), Martorana, Palermo.
King of Sicily
Reign 27 September 1130 –
26 February 1154
Coronation 25 December 1130
Successor William I
Born 22 December 1095
Mileto (Calabria)
Died 26 February 1154(1154-02-26) (aged 58)
Palermo, Kingdom of Sicily
Burial Cathedral of Palermo, Sicily
Spouse Elvira of Castile
Sibylla of Burgundy
Beatrice of Rethel
Issue Roger III, Duke of Apulia
Tancred, Prince of Bari
Alfonso of Capua
William I of Sicily
Constance I of Sicily
Simon, Prince of Taranto
House Hauteville
Father Roger I of Sicily
Mother Adelaide del Vasto
Religion Roman Catholicism

Roger II (22 December 1095 – 26 February 1154) was King of Sicily and Africa, son of Roger I of Sicily and successor to his brother Simon. He began his rule as Count of Sicily in 1105, became Duke of Apulia and Calabria in 1127, then King of Sicily in 1130 and King of Africa in 1148. By the time of his death at the age of 58, Roger had succeeded in uniting all the Norman conquests in Italy into one kingdom with a strong centralized government.

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