Ludovico I, Marquess of Saluzzo
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Ludovico I del Vasto (died 1475) was Marquess of Saluzzo from 1416 until his death.
The son of Marquess Thomas III, he held the Marquisate of Saluzzo for much of the 15th century, under its period of greatest splendour. Always in good relationships with his neighbours, he was lieutenant of the Duchy of Savoy and the Marquisate of Montferrat for several years.
His neutral policies also gained him international importance. When, in 1458, the Republic of Genoa submitted to Charles VII of France, Ludovico was chosen as governor of that city, but refused the position.
He was succeeded by his less fortunate son Ludovico II.
Marriage and children
He married with Isabella Palaiologo de Montferrato (1419–1475), daughter of John Jacob, Marquess of Montferrat, and had 9 children :
- Ludovico II, his successor.
- Margarita (died 1485), married Jean de Lescun, Marshal of France.
- Juan Jacobo.
- Carlos Domingo.
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