Male, Deceased Person
Who was Hugh?
At Easter 1151, Hugh crowned William, son of Roger II, co-king at Palermo. In 1155, after the death of Roger, it was alleged that Hugh and the Admiral Maio of Bari were plotting to overthrow William. However, these reports are contradicted by the trust William placed in Hugh and Maio during his lengthy illness that year, from September to Christmas. Later, Hugh, Maio, and the Archbishop Romuald of Salerno represented William at the negotiations for the Treaty of Benevento in 1156, after the suppression of a rebellion.
On the night of 10 November 1160, Hugh was walking with Maio when the admiral was set upon by Matthew Bonnellus and assassinated. Some allege Hugh to have been privy to the plot, but that too can probably be dismissed. Hugh died the next year.
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on July 23, 2013