Talk:Maria, Queen of Sicily

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Athens and Neopatria[edit]

How was Athens and Neopatria ruled during this period? Why did Peter IV of Aragon start ruling in 1381? Did he actually ruled with Maria or as her regent/protector or her cause? --The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 06:03, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Husband's nickname[edit]

A quick google book search gets you a lot of result with people like Andrew Martin the Younger, George Andrew the Younger, etc. I get 1,790 results for "Martin the younger" sicily, 1,580 results for "Martin I of Sicily", and 4,790 results "Martin I" sicily. Even if we disregard the last search for the possibility of just containing results about her father Martin I of Aragon (many still refers to Maria's husband), the results are not predominantly in favor of using the nickname. --The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 17:14, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

"martin the younger" sicily -wikipedia - 43 hits. "martin I of Sicily" -wikipedia - 17 hits. More than twice as common. You should have found a number higher than 1,000 odd; such results include numerous editions of the same book, so you have to go to the last page to see the actual number. Furthermore, you did not exclude Wikipedia-related results, so you got something like this. The results apparently not only confirm that "Martin the Younger" is a common name (common enough to use it when referring to his first father-in-law as "Frederick the Simple"), but also possibly the most common name. That's hardly surprising, as this must be the only instance where the father is "Name II", while the son is "Name I". Surtsicna (talk) 18:35, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
"The marriage made Maria's husband king of Sicily as Martin I, but he is often referred to as Martin the Young(er) because of the confusion in numbering created in 1409, when he died and was succeeded in Sicily by his father as Martin II, called "the Old" or, because of his love for letters, "the Humane".[1] Tha explains it. While I would not advocate moving Martin I of Sicily to Martin the Younger, I am certain that there can be no harm in calling him "Martin the Younger" when Frederick is called "Frederick the Simple", or when it's necessary to clearly distinguish him from his father. Surtsicna (talk) 18:48, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
You neglect searching "martin I" Sicily -wikipedia, many sources refer to him as Martin I, husband of Mary, etc.. I can't see the result on my ipad. My problem is why do we need to refer to him by his nickname just because his father-in-law is referred to by a nickname. I would agree that using younger and elder to differentiate between father and son is definitely a good idea in an article/paragraph (this article doesn't mention Martin I of Aragon) that mentions both figures but not to the extent of totally excluding mention of his regnal number. --The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 03:43, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
"Frederick the Simple and Martin the Younger" is more consistent than "Frederick the Simple and Martin I"; it looks better and it flows better. Since "Martin the Younger" is not at all unheard of, I see no reason to insist on avoiding it. Surtsicna (talk) 11:32, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Image[edit]

Is the image reliable? It doesn't look right. I don't think it can be authenticated as Maria.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 09:30, 22 December 2013 (UTC)