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Roger I of Sicily

1031 - 1101

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Roger I (Italian: Ruggero I, Arabic: رُجار, Rujār; Maltese: Ruġġieru, c. 1031 – 22 June 1101), nicknamed Roger Bosso and The Great, was a Norman nobleman who became the first Count of Sicily from 1071 to 1101. He was a member of the House of Hauteville, and his descendants in the male line continued to rule Sicily down to 1194. Roger was born in Normandy, and came to southern Italy as a young man in 1057. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger I of Sicily has received more than 458,418 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Roger I of Sicily is the 96th most popular nobleman (up from 105th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from France (up from 601st in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Nobleman.

Roger I of Sicily was most famous for his conquest of the city of Palermo in 1072.

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Among noblemen, Roger I of Sicily ranks 96 out of 842Before him are William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, Philippe of Belgium, Piero the Unfortunate, Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria. After him are Albert I of Germany, Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Ramesses VI, Gaius Caesar, and Joan of France, Duchess of Berry.

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Among people born in 1031, Roger I of Sicily ranks 1After him are Shen Kuo, Matilda of Flanders, Malcolm III of Scotland, Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia, and Robert, Count of Mortain. Among people deceased in 1101, Roger I of Sicily ranks 3Before him are Mahmud al-Kashgari and Bruno of Cologne. After him are John Skylitzes, Su Shi, Hugh, Count of Vermandois, Su Song, Conrad II of Italy, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, Urraca of Zamora, Akka Mahadevi, and Emperor Daozong of Liao.

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In France

Among people born in France, Roger I of Sicily ranks 576 out of 6,011Before him are Peter the Hermit (1050), Syagrius (430), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), François Arago (1786), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), and Paul Dukas (1865). After him are Gaston Leroux (1868), Alaric II (458), Alfred de Musset (1810), Pierre Richard (1934), René Lacoste (1904), and Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Roger I of Sicily ranks 19Before him are Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Philip the Bold (1342), Lucien Bonaparte (1775), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071), and Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383). After him are Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Hugh the Great (898), Élisabeth of France (1764), Robert Curthose (1054), Chlodomer (495), and Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788).