© Jeff Matthews entry July 2008
DYNASTIES & TIME-LINE OF THE KINGDOM OF SICILY (TWO SICILIES, NAPLES)
-Ferrante (Ferdinand I)
The Kingdom of Sicily as it existed in 1150
During the Angevin rule, the island of Sicily was ruled separately by the Aragonese, who subsequently took over the mainland portion, giving rise to the name "The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies" (see 1282 & 1442, below).
The Duchy of Benevento (the yellow dot on the map) was a separate Papal holding from 1053 until the unification of Italy.
HAPSBURGS From 1503 to 1700, the
Kingdom was a Spanish vice-realm with a long
succession of viceroys appointed by the
Spanish Hapsburgs. That dynasty is represented on
the façade of the Royal Place in Naples by a statue
of Charles V of Spain, who was crowned Holy Roman
Emperor in 1520. In 1700, the Wars of the Spanish
Succession broke out and lasted until 1713.
6. The AUSTRIAN VICE-REALM. From 1713 to 1734, viceroys of Naples were appointed from Vienna by the Austrian Hapsburgs. Naples again became a Kingdom of its own in 1734 under the Bourbon dynasty.
7. The BOURBONS
...the short-lived Neapolitan Republic in
1807 (Napoleon’s brother)
9. THE BOURBONS
returned to the throne in 1815; thus,
TIME-LINE OF MAIN EVENTS