Manfred, Duke of Athens

Manfred (1306 – 9 November 1317), infante of Sicily, was the second son of Frederick III of Sicily and Eleanor of Anjou.

Manfred
prince of Sicily
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Duke of Athens & Neopatria
Reign1312 - 1317
PredecessorRoger Deslaur
SuccessorWilliam II, Duke of Athens
Born1306
Died9 November 1317
Trapani
BuriedDominican church of Trapani
Noble familyof Barcelona
FatherFrederick II of Sicily
MotherEleanor of Anjou

He was appointed Duke of Athens and Neopatria in 1312 by his father at the request of the knights of the Catalan Company then in control of Athens. Manfred was only five when he was named duke. His father sent Berenguer Estanyol as his regent.

In 1316, Alfonso Fadrique, Manfred's elder (but illegitimate) brother, was appointed vicar general of Athens. The young Duke never set foot in his realm, however, for he died in a fall from his horse before his twelfth birthday. He died in Trapani and was buried in the Dominican church located there. His younger brother William succeeded him as duke.

ReferencesEdit

  • Fiske, H. Acta Aragonensia. Berlin-Leipzig, 1908.
  • Ghisalberti, Alberto M. (1961). Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 3: Ammirato–Arcoleo (in Italian). Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana.
  • Setton, Kenneth M. (1975). "The Catalans in Greece, 1311–1388". In Setton, Kenneth M.; Hazard, Harry W. (eds.). A History of the Crusades, Volume III: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. Madison and London: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 167–224. ISBN 0-299-06670-3.
  • Setton, Kenneth M. (1976). The Papacy and the Levant (1204–1571), Volume I: The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries. Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society. ISBN 0-87169-114-0.
  • Setton, Kenneth M. Catalan Domination of Athens 1311–1380. Revised edition. Variorum: London, 1975.

Preceded by
Roger Deslaur
Duke of Athens and of Neopatria
1312–1317
Succeeded by
William II