|Kingdom of Sicily|
Regnum SicilaeTimeline: Principia Moderni IV (Map Game)
Regnu di Sicilia
OTL equivalent: Kingdom of Sicily
1130 - 1282; 1484 - Present
Sicily, in lime green, c. 1500
|Other cities||Bari, Palermo, Syracuse|
|Official languages||Latin, Italian|
|Ethnic groups||Neapolitan, Sicilian, Arab, Jewish|
|Government||Feudal Elective Monarchy|
|-||Monarch||Nikifor I Velitchkov|
|Legislature||Court of Naples; Noble Council|
|-||War of Independence||1482 - 84|
|Patron saint||Saint Januarius|
It is the re-established monarchy of the thirteenth-century Kingdom of Sicily. The original monarchy was effectively ended after the island of Sicily seceeded from the country after the Vespers of 1282. Under a personal union with Milan starting in the mid-fifteenth century, Sicily was recovered. In 1482 - 1484, Naples and Sicily waged a successful independence war and re-established the Kingdom of Sicily.
The elective monarchy is also known as the Regency-Generalship.
For early history about the Kingdom of Naples see this article: Kingdom of Naples
1400 to 1500
In the early 15th century, King Ladislaus largely had to deal with quelling the last of the rebellions in favor of Louis II, the former pretender king. Once that ended with the executions of Onorato Caetani, the count of Fondi and the last rebellions in Apulia and Abruzzo being crushed, Naples largely attempted to rebuild itself by improving its damaged infrastructure and expanding it across the barren countryside.
- War of Balkan Liberation - 1441-1443
- Free city status granted - 1451
- Death of Mary Anjou, Succession of Matteo Visconti - 1454
From 1454 to 1484, Naples continued to be the junior partner in the Italian union, being the subject of an increasingly powerful country. However, starting in the late 1460s, Italy had engendered massive conflict in Europe and was suffering greatly. Austria, Bulgaria, and Spain, as well as many other European powers, warred on Italy and Naples. By 1482, Naples had erupted in revolt due to protracted war and economic ruin. Within a few years, the Italian authority was overthrown and a Sicilian noble was elected to the throne. Sicily transformed into an elective monarchy known as the Regency-Generalship.
1500 to 1600
The Kingdom of Sicily is currently a feudal elective monarchy currently ruled by Nikifor, a member of the Bulgarian Veletchkov House. Nikifor is known as the Regent-General of Sicily.
Here is the current status of the dynasty:
Nikifor I Veletchkov (b. 1464)(1495 - )
- Married to Giana-Carlotta de Alarico (m. 1495)
- Prince Nicophoro (b. 1496)
- Calabria - Duke Henry Trastamara <m> Alessandra Visconti-Este
The Regent-General is elected by the Noble Council, founded in the 1480s after Sicily achieved independence from Milan. The Council is composed of all Six Dukes, as well as the Barons of Naples, Bari, Palermo, and Syracuse.
70,000 men in the army
655 ships in the navy
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