Robert Guiscard

1016 - 1085

Robert Guiscard

Robert Guiscard (, Modern French: [ɡiskaʁ]; c. 1015 – 17 July 1085) was a Norman adventurer remembered for the conquest of southern Italy and Sicily. Robert was born into the Hauteville family in Normandy, went on to become Count of Apulia and Calabria (1057–1059), and then Duke of Apulia and Calabria and Duke of Sicily (1059–1085), and briefly Prince of Benevento (1078–1081) before returning the title to the Pope. His sobriquet, in contemporary Latin Viscardus and Old French Viscart, is often rendered "the Resourceful", "the Cunning", "the Wily", "the Fox", or "the Weasel". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Guiscard has received more than 411,772 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 49th most popular nobleman.

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Among people born in 1016, Robert Guiscard ranks 3Before him are Harold Harefoot and Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Béla I of Hungary, Ferdinand I of León, Casimir I the Restorer, Svein Knutsson, Emperor Xingzong of Liao, Amadeus I, Count of Savoy, Edward the Exile, and Naropa. Among people deceased in 1085, Robert Guiscard ranks 2Before him is Pope Gregory VII. After him are Emperor Shenzong of Song, Al-Juwayni, and Cheng Hao.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert Guiscard ranks 373 out of 4,109Before him are Eugène François Vidocq (1775), Philippe Noiret (1930), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715), Jean Genet (1910), and Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770). After him are Patrick Modiano (1945), Louis IV of France (920), Édouard Daladier (1884), Theodor Eicke (1892), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), and Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Robert Guiscard ranks 11Before him are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), Pope Leo IX (1002), Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), and Philip the Bold (1342). After him are Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Lucien Bonaparte (1775), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), and Élisabeth of France (1764).

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