Sicilian vespers
Sicilian Si*cil"i*an, a. Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants. [1913 Webster]

{Sicilian vespers}, the great massacre of the French in Sicily, in the year 1282, on the evening of Easter Monday, at the hour of vespers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sicilian Vespers — Part of War of the Sicilian Vespers Sicilian Vespers (1846), by Francesco Hayez …   Wikipedia

  • Sicilian Vespers — • The traditional name given to the insurrection which broke out at Palermo on Easter Tuesday, 31 March, 1282, against the domination of Charles of Anjou Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sicilian Vespers     Sicilian Vesp …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sicilian vespers — Vespers Ves pers, n. pl. [OF. vespres, F. v[^e]pres, LL. vesperae, fr. L. vespera evening. See {Vesper}, n.] (R. C. Ch.) (a) One of the little hours of the Breviary. (b) The evening song or service. [1913 Webster] {Sicilian vespers}. See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sicilian Vespers — a general massacre of the French in Sicily by the local population, begun at the sound of the vesper bell on Easter Monday, 1282. * * * (1282) Massacre of the French that began a Sicilian revolt against the Angevin king Charles I. Backed by Peter …   Universalium

  • SICILIAN VESPERS —    name given to a massacre of the French in Sicily at the hour of vespers on the eve of Easter Monday in 1282, the signal for the commencement being the first stroke of the vesper bell; the massacre included men and women and children to the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Sicilian Vespers —    The uprising in Sicily (q.v.) in March 1282 that thwarted Charles I of Anjou s (q.v.) planned attack on Constantinople (q.v.). Charles s fleet at Messina (q.v.) was destroyed, and with the arrival of Peter III of Aragon (son in law of Manfred… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Sicilian Vespers — /səˌsɪliən ˈvɛspəz/ (say suh.sileeuhn vespuhz) noun a general massacre of the French in Sicily by the Sicilians, begun at the sound of the vesper bell on Easter Monday, 1282 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sicilian Vespers — a general massacre of the French in Sicily by the local population, begun at the sound of the vesper bell on Easter Monday, 1282 …   Useful english dictionary

  • War of the Sicilian Vespers — Infobox Military Conflict conflict= War of the Sicilian Vespers caption= Sicilian Vespers (1846), by Francesco Hayez. date= 1282 ndash; 1302 place= The Mediterranean; primarily Sicily, the Mezzogiorno, Aragon, and Catalonia result= Division of… …   Wikipedia

  • Vespers — Ves pers, n. pl. [OF. vespres, F. v[^e]pres, LL. vesperae, fr. L. vespera evening. See {Vesper}, n.] (R. C. Ch.) (a) One of the little hours of the Breviary. (b) The evening song or service. [1913 Webster] {Sicilian vespers}. See under {Sicilian} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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