Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

About Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

Who is it?: Holy Roman Emperor
Birth Day: December 26, 1194
Birth Place: Iesi, Marche, Italy, Italy
Died On: 13 December 1250(1250-12-13) (aged 55)\nCastel Fiorentino, Foggia,(Apulia), Kingdom of Sicily
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Reign: 1225–1228
Coronation: 18 March 1229, Jerusalem
Predecessor: Yolande
Successor: Conrad II
Burial: Cathedral of Palermo
Spouse: Constance of Aragon Yolande of Jerusalem Isabella of England Bianca Lancia (?)
Issue: Henry VII of Germany Conrad IV of Germany Henry Otto, Governor of Sicily Margaret Constance (Anna) of Nicaea Manfred, King of Sicily Violante, Countess of Caserta Enzo of Sardinia
House: House of Hohenstaufen
Father: Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother: Constance, Queen of Sicily
Religion: Roman Catholicism

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Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor was bornon December 26, 1194 in Iesi, Marche, Italy, Italy, is Holy Roman Emperor. Frederick II was a mighty Holy Roman Emperor of the Medieval Era who was often referred to as ‘stupor mundi’ or wonder of the world. He also held the title of King of the Romans. He was coronated as King of Sicily at three years of age with his mother, Constance of Hauteville as the regent. The cultural and political aspirations of Frederick II were far-reaching. He became King of Italy, Germany and Burgundy. He also became the King of Jerusalem through his marriage and association with the Sixth Crusade. His relentless efforts to set up a powerful centralised Italian state often resulted into conflicts with the Papacy and the urban centres of Italy resulting in a long and bitter war with the Popes and other enemies. He was often assailed and faced excommunication four times. He was tagged as Antichrist by Pope Gregory IX. Frederick II was a great patron of arts and science. He was a polyglot who could speak Sicilian, Greek, Latin, Arabic, French and German. Soon after his death, his dynasty crumbled and his heir line died out bringing an end to the ‘House of Hohenstaufen’.
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A man of extraordinary culture, energy, and ability – called by a contemporary chronicler stupor mundi (the wonder of the world), by Nietzsche the first European, and by many historians the first modern ruler – Frederick established in Sicily and southern Italy something very much like a modern, centrally governed kingdom with an efficient bureaucracy.

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2014

20th century treatments of Frederick vary from the sober (Wolfgang Stürner) to the dramatic (Ernst Kantorowicz). However, all agree on Frederick II's significance as Holy Roman Emperor. In the judgment of British Historian Geoffrey Barraclough, Frederick's extensive concessions to German princes—which he made in the hopes of securing his base for his Italian projects—undid the political power of his predecessors and postponed German unity for centuries.

2019

However, the modern approach to Frederick II tends to be focused on the continuity between Frederick and his predecessors as Kings of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperors, and the similarities between him and other thirteenth-century monarchs. David Abulafia, in a biography subtitled "A Medieval Emperor," argues that Frederick’s reputation as an enlightened figure ahead of his time is undeserved, and that Frederick was mostly a conventionally Christian monarch who sought to rule in a conventional medieval manner.