Talk:Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

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Isabella, third wife[edit]

While this certainly isn't Isabella's own article, there should probably be more information about her, because she helps to define that area of Frederick's life. Just a few quick facts (which you can actually view at her article):

--Isabella was kept under lock and key.

--Isabella's own brother had to beg Frederick to see Isabella.

--She had four children through Frederick (this is mentioned, but I think all of his children need a little more information in this article).

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.13.13.245 (talkcontribs) 13:44 10 July 2006 (UTC).

spelling[edit]

A German name should be spelled in German, the way it is pronounced in German. Hence, Friedrich son of Heinrich and not Frederick son of Henry which is ridiculous. Oded

Tari/ Augustale

The picture purporting to be an augustale is in fact a tari. This is a serious error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.215.197.122 (talk) 10:50, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Age at coronation[edit]

The article gives a date of birth as "26 December 1194" but the Early Years section says this:

"At the death of his father in 1197, Frederick was in Italy travelling towards Germany when the bad news reached his guardian, Conrad of Spoleto. Frederick was hastily brought back to his mother Constance in Palermo, Sicily, where he was crowned as King on 17 May 1198, now Frederick I of Sicily, at only two years of age."

Looks as though he was actually three and a half? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.214.114.64 (talk) 20:45, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

this article needs more references[edit]

There are number of sections that have very few or no references at all. Please leave the {{refimprove}} tag on until these areas are improved. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 02:39, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Norman[edit]

User:2.232.70.45 insists on removing the word "Norman" from the clause, "Frederick inherited German, Norman, and Sicilian blood" ([1], [2], [3]). But Frederick's great-great-grandfather was Tancred of Hauteville, a Norman from Normandy. So clearly he was partly of Norman heritage. In edit summaries the user appears to claim that Sicilian and Norman are the same thing, which is dubious in the context of blood heritage; please provide further explanation. More pertinently, does anyone have access to the source cited for this sentence (Maehl)? Does it support "German, Norman, and Sicilian," as stated in the text? Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 03:07, 20 May 2016 (UTC)