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Robert II of Bassunvilla, Robert III of Loritello

Italian: Roberto II di Bassavilla, Roberto III di Loritello
Also Known As: "Basunvilla", "Bassonville"
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Death: September 15, 1182
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Son of Robert I de Bassavilla, conte di Conversano and Judith di Bassavilla, of Sicily
Husband of Adelisa of Loreto, of Sicily
Father of markgraph Amand Basavol
Brother of Guillaume de Basunvilla

Occupation: count of Conversano (from 1138) and Loritello (from 1154, as Robert III)
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a) ROBERT [II] de Basunvilla (-15 Sep 1182). William of Tyre names him and specifies that he was the son of the "amita" of Guillaume I King of Sicily[1067]. "Robert de Bassonville comte de Conversano" donated the church of San Martino di Molfetta to Cava by charter dated 19 Oct 1136 which names "feue Judith femme du comte et Robert leur fils"[1068]. Ioannes Kinnamos names "Bassavilla Rogerii Siciliæ tyranni ex sorore nepos"[1069]. He succeeded his father as Conte di Conversano. "…Robertus comes Cupersani…" subscribed the charter dated Nov 1143 under which "Rogerus…rex Sicilie, ducatus Apulie et principatus Capue" assured Santa Maria a Capella, Naples of his protection[1070]. The Romoaldi Annales name "Robbertus de Basavilla comes de Conversano consobrinos frater eiusdem regi" in [1154][1071]. The Chronicle of Romualdo Guarna records that "Robertus de Basavilla comes de Conversano consobrinus frater eiusdem regis" was present at the coronation of Guillaume I King of Sicily (in 1154), adding that the king granted him "comitatum de Lauritello" and sent him to Apulia with honours[1072]. The Chronicle of Romualdo Guarna records that, after the coronation of Guillaume I King of Sicily (in 1154), Pope Hadrian IV invaded "terra di Lavoro" with "Roberto Capuano principe et Andrea de Rupe-canina", and that parts of Apulia were conquered by "Roberto Capuano principe" and "comite Roberto", but that "comitem Robertum, Andream de Rupecanina" fled to join the Pope[1073]. The Chronicle of Romualdo Guarna records that Guillaume I King of Sicily sent "Riccardum de Saya" to suppress a rebellion by "comes Robertus", dated to [1160] from the context[1074]. He was created Conte di Loritello by Guillaume I King of Sicily at Easter 1154: the Chronicon Casauriensis records that King Guillaume appointed "Robert de Bassonville Count of Loritello" "wishing to benefit his relatives"[1075]. The Ignoti Monachi Chronica records that in the first year of the reign of Guillaume I King of Sicily, [1154/55], "Robertus, qui fuerat princeps Capuanus, Robertus comes de Lauritello consanguineus regis et comes Andreas nepos condam Raynulfi" by whom he had "filium Symonem, quem constituit principem Capue" invaded the kingdom "cum Grecorum exercitu" and subjugated "totam Apuliam et Terram Laboris"[1076]. Hugo Falcandus names "Count Robert of Loritello…the king's maternal cousin" (although the reference to "maternal cousin" has not been elucidated) and records that he opposed chancellor Maio of Bari who plotted against him[1077]. The Annales Casenses record that in 1155 "Robbertus comes Lorotelli" invaded the kingdom, took "totam Marinam" and sacked the castle of Bari, and that in 1156 Guillaume King of Sicily destroyed Bari but allowed "comitem Lorotelli et comitem Andream" to leave[1078]. A short anonymous Chronicle of Cassino records that "Robertus comes Lorotelli" captured the kingdom in 1155[1079]. The Annales Casenses record that in 1160 "comes Robbertus di Lorotello et comes Andreas" entered the kingdom[1080]. "…Robertus de Loritello…" was among the subscribers to a charter dated 1060 under which "Robertus dux Italie, Apulie et Calabrie atque Sicilie" donated "castrum Aquebelle" to the monastery of La Trinità at Cava[1081]. The Annales Ceccanenses record that "comes Robbertus" invaded "terram usque Tarrentum" in 1161[1082]. Hugo Falcandus records that "Robert Count of Loritello had invaded most of the realm and got as far as Orgeolo…on the borders of Apulia and Calabria"[1083]. The "Catalogus Baronum", dated to [1168], records the feeholders "de comitatu Loritelli", but no "comes", which suggests that the title had lapsed at that time[1084]. The Annales Ceccanenses and the Annales Casenses both record that in 1169 "comes Robbertus de Loretello" made peace with the king of Sicily[1085]. The Chronicon Fossæ Novæ records that "comes Robertus de Loretello" made peace with the king in Sicily in Mar 1169[1086].

m as her second husband, ADELISA of Sicily, divorced wife of IOZZELINO Conte di Loreto, [illegitimate] daughter of ROGER II King of Sicily & his [mistress ---] (-after [1184/87]). Chalandon states that Adelisa, daughter of King Roger II, married "Jocelin comte de Loreto"[1087]. It is unlikely that Adelisa was the king´s daughter by his first marriage, as Romoald only refers to one daughter whose death he records young. The chronology suggests that she could not have been born from her father´s second or third marriages. It is likely therefore that Adelisa was illegitimate. The primary source which confirms her name and two marriages has not been identified. Ctss di Florenzia.

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