William II, Duke of Athens
|prince of Sicily|
Coat of arms of Aragonese Sicily
|Duke of Athens & Neopatria|
|Reign||1317 - 1338|
|Predecessor||Manfred, Duke of Athens|
|Successor||John, Duke of Randazzo|
|Died||22 August 1338|
|Buried||Dominican church of Trapani|
|Noble family||of Barcelona|
|Spouse(s)||María Álvarez de Jérica|
|Father||Frederick II of Sicily|
|Mother||Eleanor of Anjou|
During his minority, his Greek possessions were governed by his illegitimate elder brother Alfonso Frederick, who in 1319 added the Duchy of Neopatria to the Catalan domains. In 1330, Alfonso returned from Greece and William ceded the counties of Malta and Gozo to him. Nicola Lanza replaced him in Greece.
In 1337, his father willed him the Principality of Taranto, the county of Calatafimi, the honour of Monte Sant'Angelo, and various castles and lands in Noto, Spaccaforno, Capo Passero, and Avola when his mother, Eleanor, daughter of Charles II of Naples, died. She died in 1341, but William died first on 22 August 1338. He left his library to the Dominicans of Palermo and was buried in the cathedral there.
|Ancestors of William II, Duke of Athens|
- Fiske, p 837 n507.
- Testamentum ducis Willelmi.
- Fiske, H. Acta Aragonensia. Berlin-Leipzig, 1908.
- Ghisalberti, Alberto M. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani: III Ammirato – Arcoleo. Rome, 1961.
| Duke of Athens
John of Randazzo
|New title|| Duke of Neopatria|
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