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Robert de Bassonville
Conte di Conversano

Other Titles

Conte di Loritello, 1154
Signore di Molfetta

Positions Held

Grand constable of Sicily

Main Events

He succeeded his father as Count of Conversano, and was created Conte di Loritello by Guillaume I, King of Sicily, after attending his coronation. In 1155, he joined a rebellion and invaded the kingdom, taking control of Apulia and sacking the castle at Bari. In 1156, Guillaume I destroyed Bari, but allowed Robert to leave. By 1168, it seems that he was no longer a count, and by 1169, he made peace with the king.



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2. G.A. Loud, T. Wiedemann et al. The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by "Hugo Falcandus," 1154-69. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.
3. P. Litta. Famiglie celebri di Italia. Milan: P.E. Giusti, 1843.

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