Beatrice of Rethel
|Beatrice of Rethel|
|Spouse(s)||Roger II of Sicily|
|Father||Ithier, Count of Rethel|
|Mother||Beatrix of Namur|
|Died||30 March 1185|
Marriage, issue and widowhood
In 1151, Beatrice married Roger II of Sicily Her tenure as consort lasted only about three years as Roger died on February 26, 1154, in his 59th year, while Beatrice was just 22. Beatrice was a little over three weeks pregnant at the time of his death, and their only daughter Constance of Sicily was born the following November. She married Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, by whom she had one son, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor.
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Sibylla of Burgundy
|Queen of Sicily
1151 – 26 February 1154
Margaret of Navarre