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Robert Guiscard was born in the year 1015 A.D. and died #onthisday 17th July 1085 A.D. He was a Norman adventurer, remembered for the conquest of Italy and Sicily.

Robert was born into the Hauteville family in Norman and became the Count of Apulia and Calabria between 1057-59 A.D. Then  he later became the Duke of Apulia and Calabria and soon the Duke of Sicily 1059-85 A.D . Then for a brief moment he was a prince of Benevento in 1078-81 A.D. until returning the title to the Pope.