Manfred I of Turin

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Manfred I or Maginfred (died c.1000) was the second Margrave of Turin from 977 until his death.

Manfred was the eldest son of Arduin Glaber, from whom he inherited the county of Auriate and the vast March of Turin.[1] The march of Turin extended from the Alps and the Valley of Susa in the north, across the Po Valley to the Ligurian Sea.

Although he ruled for almost twenty-five years, there is little evidence of his activities in surviving sources. Under him, Pavia became a mercantile city.[2] He also controlled the road between Genoa and Marseilles.[3]

Manfred married Prangarda, daughter of Adalbert Atto of Canossa, probably after 962.[4] With Prangarda Manfred had several children, including:[5]


  • W. Trillmich, Kaiser Konrad II und seine Zeit (1991)
  • C.W. Previté-Orton, The Early History of the House of Savoy (1000-1233) (Cambridge, 1912), accessible online at:
  • G. Sergi, ‘Una grande circoscrizione del regno italico: la marca arduinica di Torino,’ in Studi Medievali XII (1971), 637-712

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Sergi, ‘Una grande circoscrizioni,’ pp. 659ff.
  2. ^ Trillmich, Kaiser Konrad, p 348.
  3. ^ Trillmich, Kaiser Konrad, p 348.
  4. ^ Previté-Orton, Early History, pp. 148ff.
  5. ^ Previté-Orton, Early History, pp. 149, 165f.

Preceded by
Arduin Glaber
Margrave of Turin
c. 977–1000
Succeeded by
Ulric Manfred II