Maria of Sicily (d. 1402)

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Maria of Sicily (d. 1402)

Queen of Sicily. Name variations: Mary of Sicily. Reigned from 1377 to 1402 (some sources cite 1401); died in 1402; daughter of Frederick III the Simple, king of Sicily (r. 1355–1377) and Constance of Aragon (c. 1350–?); married Martin I the Younger, king of Sicily (r. 1592–1622).

Following the death of her father Frederick III the Simple, king of Sicily, in 1377, Maria of Sicily came to the throne in name only. In 1390, she was abducted from her castle and taken to Barcelona to marry her cousin, the son of Martin I the Humane, king of Aragon. In 1392, her husband became Martin I the Younger, king of Sicily. Maria of Sicily died the same year as her only son, in 1402. Two years later, Martin I married Blanche of Navarre .