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(1227-1285)
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Charles II the Lame of Naples
(1254-1309)

 

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Charles II the Lame of Naples

  • Born: 1254
  • Marriage: Mary of Hungary in 1270
  • Died: 5 May 1309, Naples at age 55
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Born: 1254
Marriage: Mary of Hungary in 1270
Died: 5 May 1309, Naples at age 55
General Notes:
Charles II, king of Naples (Charles the Lame), 1248–1309, king of Naples (1285–1309), count of Anjou and Provence, son and successor of Charles I. In the war of the Sicilian Vespers between Charles I and Peter III of Aragn for possession of Sicily, Charles was captured (1284) in a naval battle by the Aragonese. His father died while he was in captivity and Charles succeeded to the Neapolitan throne, although he was not crowned until 1289, following his release. The war in Sicily against James (James II of Aragn), son and successor of Peter III, continued until James’s renunciation of Sicily and recognition of Charles II as king in 1295. The Sicilians, however, refused to accept the reestablishment of French rule and set up James’s brother, Frederick II, as king; war was resumed. Finally, in 1302, after the failure of a French expedition to Sicily sponsored by Pope Boniface VIII, the Peace of Caltabellotta was signed; Charles II and Pope Boniface VIII agreed that Frederick II would remain king, but Sicily was to go to Charles or his heir on Frederick’s death. 56 <../Sources.htm>
Noted events in his life were:
• He was a Count of Provence.
• Acceded: King of Naples, 1285.
• Acceded: Duke of Anjou, 1285.
• Abdicated: Duke of Anjou, 1290.
Charles married Mary of Hungary, daughter of Stephen V of Hungary and Elizabeth of Kumanien, in 1270. (Mary of Hungary was born circa 1257 and died on 25 Mar 1323.)


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Charles married Mary of Hungary, daughter of Stephen V of Hungary and Elizabeth of Kumanien, in 1270. (Mary of Hungary was born about 1257 and died on 25 Mar 1323.)


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