from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Robert Guiscard 1015?-1085. Norman military leader who conquered much of southern Italy and protected Pope Gregory VII from the invading armies of the Holy Roman Empire (1084).
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The acquisition of the ducal title by Robert Guiscard is a nice and obscure business.
Salerno (pop. 42,000) is at the northernmost point of the gulf of its name; it was once the seat of a famous school of medicine and was an important place under the Longobard and the Norman kings; the cathedral of St. Matthew, where the great Pope Gregory VII is buried. was erected by Robert Guiscard and is one of the grandest
He tapped his pen on the table and wrote, 'In 1082 an infamous Norman baron named Robert Guiscard attempted to conquer the island and was resisted with extreme determination by bands of guerrillas.
Nicholas II, important on account of the prohibition of the marriage of priests, the deposition of the Bishop of Trani, promoter of the schism of Cerularius, and the investiture of Robert Guiscard of the
The male line of Robert Guiscard was extinguished, both in Apulia and at Antioch, in the second generation; but his younger brother became the father of a line of kings; and the son of the great count was endowed with the name, the conquests, and the spirit, of the first Roger.
Its beautiful cathedral, a work of Bishop Roger, son of Robert Guiscard