Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Emperor Frederick II
Please vote to see the next celebrity (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Monarch
    (December 26, 1194-December 13, 1250)
    Born in Jesi, Italy
    King of Sicily (1198-1250), King of the Romans (1212-20), King of Jerusalem (1225-28) and Holy Roman Emperor (1220-50)
    He spent large chunks of his reign putting down rebellions in one part or another of his empire.
    He pissed off various popes to the point that he was excommunicated four times, with Gregory IX calling him the Antichrist.
    He had at least nine children out of wedlock with seven or more women.
    He had a menagerie of exotic animals, including giraffes, cheetahs, leopards and an elephant.
    He had a prisoner sealed up in a cask to see if the soul could be observed escaping through a hole in the cask when the prisoner died.
    A legend that he was not really dead and would one day return to reestablish his empire was eventually transferred to his grandfather, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.
    He was called 'Stupor mundi,' the 'wonder of the world.'
    He was tolerant towards Jews and Muslims in his empire.
    During the Sixth Crusade, he regained Jerusalem for Christianity. (Albeit by the wussy method of negotiating with the area's Muslim rulers.)
    He spoke six languages: Latin, Sicilian, German, French, Greek and Arabic.
    He was an expert falconer and wrote the treatise 'The Art of Hunting with Birds.'
    He founded the University of Naples (1224), the oldest state-supported university.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 76 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 108 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 87 Votes: 52.87% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 87 Votes: 57.47% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News