William I of Sicily

1126 - 1166

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William I (1120 or 1121 – May 7, 1166), called the Bad or the Wicked (Sicilian: Gugghiermu lu Malu), was the second king of Sicily, ruling from his father's death in 1154 to his own in 1166. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William I of Sicily has received more than 130,986 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). William I of Sicily is the 2,387th most popular politician (down from 2,167th in 2019), the 856th most popular biography from Italy (down from 765th in 2019) and the 167th most popular Italian Politician.

William I of Sicily is most famous for being the first Norman king of Sicily. He was also the son of Roger II of Sicily.

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Among politicians, William I of Sicily ranks 2,387 out of 15,710Before him are Cao Zhi, Stephen II of Hungary, Cao Fang, Guo Jia, Cevdet Sunay, and Joseph Babinski. After him are Vicente Fox, Theophano, Lennart Meri, Antonín Novotný, Crown Prince Sado, and Anastasia Romanovna.

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Among people born in 1126, William I of Sicily ranks 2Before him is Averroes. After him are Khaqani, Mieszko III the Old, Michael the Syrian, Peter I of Courtenay, Anvari, John Doukas, and Sibylla of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1166, William I of Sicily ranks 4Before him are Abdul Qadir Gilani, Ahmad Yasawi, and Saint Rosalia. After him is Constantine Angelos.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, William I of Sicily ranks 856 out of 4,088Before him are Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Curzio Malaparte (1898), John of Capistrano (1386), Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1806), Maximilian Sforza (1493), and Cesare Pavese (1908). After him are Euhemerus (-330), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474), Francesco Totti (1976), Pope Leo VIII (900), and François Gérard (1770).