Michele Antonio, Marquess of Saluzzo
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|Michele Antonio del Vasto|
|Marquess of Saluzzo|
|Born||26 March 1495
|Died||18 October 1528
|Buried||Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome|
|Noble family||House of Aleramici|
|Father||Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo|
|Mother||Margaret of Foix-Candale|
Michele Antonio del Vasto (26 March 1495 – 18 October 1528) was the Marquess of Saluzzo from 1504 until his death.
Born in Saluzzo, the elder son of Ludovico II of Saluzzo and Margaret of Foix-Candale, he was Count of Carmagnola until he succeeded to his father. He took part, initially alongside Ludovico, in the Italian Wars of Louis XII and Francis I of France. In particular, he distinguished himself at the Battle of Pavia (1525).
Michele Antonio died for the wounds from a cannonball at the Battle of Aversa. According to his last will, he was buried in the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome, while his heart was kept in Piedmont.
|Marquess of Saluzzo