Felicia of Sicily
Felicia of Sicily was a Queen Consort of Hungary.

Felicia was the eldest daughter of Count Roger I of Sicily
Roger I of Sicily
Roger I , called Bosso and the Great Count, was the Norman Count of Sicily from 1071 to 1101. He was the last great leader of the Norman conquest of southern Italy.-Conquest of Calabria and Sicily:...

, and his second wife, Eremburga of Mortain. She is called traditionally Busilla, but this name is probably a misunderstanding of the ancient Italian
Italian language
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 word "pucelle" meaning "virgin".

King Coloman of Hungary sent his envoys to her father's court to propose marriage to Felicia in 1096, but the Count of Sicily did not qualify the envoys illustrious enough and refused the offer. The second mission of the King of Hungary
King of Hungary
The King of Hungary was the head of state of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1000 to 1918.The style of title "Apostolic King" was confirmed by Pope Clement XIII in 1758 and used afterwards by all the Kings of Hungary, so after this date the kings are referred to as "Apostolic King of...

 was led by Bishop Hartvik of Győr, but the Count insisted on further negotiations. Finally, the envoys, led by Duke Álmos
Prince Álmos
Álmos was a Hungarian prince, the son of King Géza I of Hungary, brother of King Kálmán. He held several governmental posts in the Kingdom of Hungary....

, the king's younger brother, accompanied Felicia to Hungary, where she was married to King Coloman around 1097.

Felicia was followed by some Sicilian
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 courtiers, as well, e.g. the ancestors of the future gens Rátót (Olivér and Rátót) arrived to Hungary
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 in her escort.

Marriage and children

# c. 1097: King Coloman of Hungary (c. 1070 – 3 February 1116)
  • Sophia (before 1101 – ?), wife of a Hungarian noble
  • King Stephen II of Hungary
    Stephen II of Hungary
    Stephen II , King of Hungary and Croatia, ruled from 1116 until 1131. He was crowned as a child during his father's lifetime who wanted to ensure Stephen's succession against his brother, Duke Álmos. Stephen's reign was characterized by frequent struggles with neighbouring countries...

     (1101 – 1 March 1131)
  • Ladislaus (?)


  • Soltész, István: Árpád-házi királynék (Gabo, 1999)
  • Kristó, Gyula - Makk, Ferenc: Az Árpád-ház uralkodói (IPC Könyvek, 1996)

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