Sungur Alp (prev.Sarantos Hauteville) was the Strategos of Belekoma (now, Bilecik). He was a member of House Hauteville. His great grandfather was King William I of Sicily and his great grandmother was Princess Sophia of Hungary. Despite, his high ancestry, his father and grandfather were petty Dukes of Pescara. His brothers exiled him to Byzantium, where he was made Strategos of the Belekoma fort.
When he received a letter from Osman Gazi, he ordered his servant Godfrey (later, Gümüştekin) to surrender the Belekoma fort to Osman's army. Osman made him an ally, and appointed him as Bey of Bilecik. Later, Sarantos accepted Islam and became Sungur. Sungur, However, forfeited his position as Bey and joined Osman's army as a commander.
He married Sümeyye Hatun, a local Bey's daughter.
After Orhan I
Following Orhan I's death, Sungur supported Alaeddin I (Orhan's brother), while others supported Murad I (Orhan's son). He was murdered by the Moradites. He was however mourned by both Alaeddin and Murad.
AncestryAncestors of Sungur Alp
|16. King Roger II of Sicily|
|8. King William I of Sicily|
|17. Queen Elvira Jiménez of Sicily|
|4. Duke Dardot of Pescara|
|18. King Béla I of Hungary|
|9. Queen Sophia Arpad of Sicily|
|19. Queen Richeza Piast of Hungary|
|2. Duke Thonmas of Pescara|
|20. Count Pons of Tripoli|
|10. Count Raymond II of Tripoli|
|21. Countess Cecile Capet of Tripoli|
|5. Princess Melisende Rouergue of Tripoli|
|22. King Baldwin II of Jerusalem|
|11. Countess Hodierna Rethel of Tripoli|
|23. Queen Morphia of Jerusalem|
|1. Sungur Alp|