Thomas I, Marquess of Saluzzo
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|Marchese di Saluzzo|
|Spouse||Luigia di Ceva|
Alice FitzAlan, Countess of Arundel
|House||House of Aleramici|
|Mother||Beatrice of Savoy|
Thomas I (1239–1296) was the fourth Marquess of Saluzzo from 1244 to his death. He succeeded his father Manfred III. Under the reign of Thomas, Saluzzo blossomed, achieving a greatness which had eluded his ancestors. He crafted a state the borders of which remained unchanged for over two centuries. He extended the march to include Carmagnola. He was often at odds with Asti and he was a prime enemy of Charles of Anjou and his Italian pretentions. During his tenure, he made Saluzzo a free city, giving it a podestà to govern in his name. He defended his castles and roccaforti (strongholds) vigorously and built many new ones in the cities.
He married Luisa of Ceva.
Thomas I, Marquess of SaluzzoBorn: 1239 Died: 1296
|Marquess of Saluzzo