Giulio I Cybo-Malaspina
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As he was actually without money, Giulio asked a grant from his wife's powerful relative, the Genoese admiral Andrea Doria, then at the service of Emperor and King of Spain Charles V (with whom the petty Massese state had allied so far). After Doria refused, Giulio set a plot against him together with Ottobono Fieschi and other Genoese refugees, also backed by the Strozzi family of Florence and Pope Paul III.
However, the plot was discovered and Giulio was arrested at Pontremoli. Despite an attempt to save him from his cousin Cosimo I of Tuscany, he was beheaded in Milan. His body was buried in the Cathedral of Massa. At his mother's death in 1553, the states of Massa and Carrara were ultimately inherited by his brother Alberico I Cybo-Malaspina, Prince of Massa.
|Marquis of Massa
Lord of Carrara