Frederick I, Marquess of Saluzzo

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Frederick I (1287–1336) was the seventh Marquess of Saluzzo from 1330 until his death.

He was the eldest son of Manfred IV of Saluzzo by his first wife Beatrice of Sicily. His maternal grandparents were Manfred of Sicily and Helena Angelina Doukaina.

He was overlooked by his father, who appointed his younger half-brother, by second wife Isabella Doria, Manfred, as his successor. A civil war broke out on the elder Manfred's death in 1330 and for two years the brothers fought each other over the margravial throne. With the help of the intercession of his cousin, Amadeus VI of Savoy, he was recognised as sole margrave on July 29, 1332. He was only margrave for four years before he died and was succeeded by his son, Thomas.

Marriage and children[edit]

He married first Margarete de La Tour du Pin. She was a daughter of Humbert I de La Tour du Pin, Dauphin de Viennois. They had two children:

He married secondly Giacomina of Biandrete. She was a daughter of William, Lord of San Giorgio. They had no known children:

He also had an illegitimate son, Giacomo, Lord of Brondello.

Preceded by
Manfred IV
Marquess of Saluzzo
1330–1336
Succeeded by
Thomas II

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