ROGER I., "grand count " of Sicily, the twelfth and youngest son of Tancred de Hauteville in Normandy, \vas born about 1031. He joined his brother ROBERT OUISCARD (q.v.) in Italy in 1058, and after taking part with him in his conquests on the mainland passed over to Sicily in 1061. There such success attended his arms that in 1071 he took the title of count ; in 1089 he became "grand count " and in 1098 received from the pope for himself and his suc-cessors the title of "legate apostolical " in Sicily. He died in 1101. See SICILY.