Fredesendis (fl. 1000)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Fredesendis (fl. 1000)

Frankish noblewoman. Flourished around 1000; second wife of Tancred of Hauteville; children: Robert Guiscard (d. 1085, duke of Apulia and Calabria, count of Sicily, r. 1057–1085); William, count of the Principate (d. 1080); Roger the Great, count of Sicily (r. 1072–1101); Fredesendis (fl. 1050); and others.