© 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).
5. The 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.
TIME-LINE OF MAIN EVENTS