Matteo II Visconti

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Matteo II Visconti
Lord of Milan, Lodi, Piacenza, Parma and Bologna
Matteo II Visconti
Coat of arms Coat of arms of the House of Visconti (1277).svg
Spouse Egidiola di Filippino of Gonzaga
Noble family House of Visconti
Father Stefano Visconti
Mother Valentina Doria
Born c. 1319
Died September 29, 1355

Matteo II Visconti (c. 1319 – Saronno, September 29, 1355) was co-ruler of Milan together with his brothers Galeazzo II and Bernabò.

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He was the eldest son of Stefano Visconti and Valentina Doria. In 1342 he married Egidiola di Filippino of Gonzaga.

His uncle Luchino Visconti exiled him to Montferrat in 1346, but in 1350 returned to Milan. As co-ruler of the domain after the death of his uncle Giovanni Visconti (1354), Matteo was given Lodi, Piacenza, Parma and Bologna.

He died after a dinner in which, according to his mother and others, he had been poisoned by his brothers. His daughter Caterina was married to Feltrino Gonzaga of Mantua.

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Preceded by
Cardinal Giovanni Visconti, Archbishop of Milan
Lord of Milan
with Bernabò Visconti
and Galeazzo II Visconti

1349–1355
Succeeded by
Bernabò Visconti and
Galeazzo II Visconti