Duke of Mantua

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Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Guglielmo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat

The Duke of Mantua was the ruler of the Lombard Duchy of Mantua, held by the Gonzaga family from 1328 to 1708. The Gonzaga family ruled initially as "Captains General of the People" until 1433, when Gianfrancesco Gonzaga assumed the title of "Marquis of Mantua". In 1530, Federico II received the title of Duke of Mantua. In 1531, the family acquired the vacant Marquisate of Montferrat through marriage.

Lords of Mantua[edit]

People's Captains[edit]

Marquises of Mantua[edit]

Dukes of Mantua[edit]

The Duchy of Mantua then fell to the junior branch of the Gonzagas, the Dukes of Nevers.

In 1708, Mantua was seized by the Habsburgs, ending Gonzaga rule. Montferrat's territories were ceded to Duke of Savoy. The emperor compensated the Duke of Lorraine, heir in female line of the Gonzaga, for loss of Montferrat by ceding Duchy of Teschen to the Lorraine.

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