Sicilian Vespers

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Sicilian Vespers

n
(Historical Terms) (functioning as singular) a revolt in 1282 against French rule in Sicily, in which the ringing of the vesper bells on Easter Monday served as the signal to massacre and drive out the French

Sicilian Vespers

A 1282 massacre of Angevins in and around Palermo precipitating a Spanish-aided revolt against French rule.