Willa of Tuscany
|Willa of Tuscany|
Page of the Vita Mathildis. From left to right: on top: Tedaldus marchio (Tedald of Canossa) and his wife Guillia comitissa (Willa of Tuscany). On the bottom: Tedaldus eps. (possibly the same as above), Bonifacius (Boniface of Tuscany, Tedald's son) and Chonradus (possibly Emperor Conrad).
|Spouse(s)||Berengar II of Italy|
|Noble family||House of Boso|
|Father||Boso of Tuscany|
|Mother||Willa of Burgundy|
|Born||911 or 912
She mistreated Adelaide when Berengar held her captive for several months in 951. The chronicler Liutprand of Cremona, raised at the court at Pavia, gives several particularly vivid accounts of Willa's character. After Berengar's deposition, she was held captive in a German nunnery.
- Antapodosis ("Book of Retributions") III.1; IV.11-12; V.32.
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