Alfonso d'Este, Lord of Montecchio

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Alfonso d'Este
Spouse(s) Giulia della Rovere
Violante Signa
Noble family House of Este
Father Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara
Mother Laura Dianti
Born (1527-03-10)10 March 1527
Ferrara
Died 1 November 1587(1587-11-01) (aged 60)
Ferrara

Alfonso d'Este (Ferrara, 10 March 1527 – Ferrara, 1 November 1587) was an Italian nobleman. He was the illegitimate son of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara by his lover Laura Dianti. In 1523 his father gave him Montecchio and turned it into a feudal inheritance for cadet members of his family[1] – in 1569 it was promoted to a marquessate by Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor.[2]

Alfonso was legitimated in 1532 by cardinal Innocenzo Cybo and in 1533 by his father Alfonso I.[3] His first marriage followed on 3 January 1549, to Giulia della Rovere (1525–1563), daughter of Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino and Eleonora Gonzaga, with whom he had:[4]

He also had one illegitimate child:

In 1584 he married Violante Signa, though that marriage remained childless.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.comune.montecchio-emilia.re.it/database/urp/montecchio/montecchio.nsf/b4604a8b566ce010c125684d00471e00/3ab288a43260e5c0c1256f20002e6708!OpenDocument
  2. ^ http://www.comune.montecchio-emilia.re.it/database/urp/montecchio/montecchio.nsf/b4604a8b566ce010c125684d00471e00/3ab288a43260e5c0c1256f20002e6708!OpenDocument
  3. ^ http://www.informagiovani-italia.com/ferrara_gli_este.htm
  4. ^ http://www.geneall.net/I/per_page.php?id=46795
  5. ^ http://www.geneall.net/I/per_page.php?id=46795