Definition of Sicilian Vespers in English:

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Sicilian Vespers

Pronunciation: /səˈsilēən ˈvespərz/ /səˈsilyən ˈvespərz/
A massacre of French inhabitants of Sicily that began near Palermo at the time of vespers on Easter Monday in 1282. The ensuing war resulted in the replacement of the unpopular French Angevin dynasty by the Spanish House of Aragon.
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