Beatrice of Rethel
|Beatrice of Rethel|
|Died||30 March 1185|
|Spouse(s)||Roger II of Sicily|
|Father||Guitier, Count of Rethel|
|Mother||Beatrix of Namur|
Marriage, issue and widowhoodEdit
In 1151, Beatrice married Roger II of Sicily. She was queen for three years, until Roger's death on 26 February 1154. Beatrice was a little over three weeks pregnant at the time of his death, and their only child, Constance, was born the following November.
Beatrice survived her husband by thirty-one years but there is no record of her having married again. Her daughter, Constance, became Holy Roman Empress in 1191 and Queen of Sicily in 1194.
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Sibylla of Burgundy
| Queen consort of Sicily
1151 – 26 February 1154
Margaret of Navarre