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Francesco da Carrara

Male 1325 - 1392  (67 years)


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  • Name Francesco da Carrara 
    Born 29 Sep 1325  Padua, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Oct 1392  Monza, Lombardy, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Padua, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I22126  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 

    Father Giacomo II da Carrara,   b. Abt 1300,   d. 19 Dec 1350, Padua, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Lieta di Manzio Forzatè,   d. Bef 1340 
    Married 1318  [1
    Family ID F13375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fina Buzzacarini,   b. Abt 1325,   d. 4 Oct 1378  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 7 May 1345  Padua, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Cäcilie da Carrara,   b. Abt 1347,   d. 1427, Zahna, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F13370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lord of Padua.

      "[I]mperial vicar general of Padua, at peace and at war with Venice, friend of Petrarch and patron of the humanists, abdicated 29 Jun 1388 in favor of his son." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

      From Wikipedia:

      The son of the assassinated Giacomo II da Carrara, he succeeded him as lord of Padua by popular acclamation. In 1356 he was named imperial vicar by emperor Charles IV. In 1360 he obtained by Louis I of Hungary the cities of Feltre and Belluno with their territories, as well as Valsugana, which controlled the trades to Trentino. In 1372-1373 he fought a fruitless war against his powerful neighbor, the Republic of Venice. In 1375-1381 he sided with the Genoa in the War of Chioggia, after which he obtained by Leopold III of Austria the city of Treviso.

      In 1385, he allied with the Visconti of Milan against the Scaliger of Verona. In 1387 the Paduan troops, led by John Hawkwood and his son Francesco Novello, defeated the Scaliger troops in the Battle of Castagnaro. The following year, however, Venice and Milan formed a colation against Francesco, who was forced to abdicate in favour of his son and to go into exile in Lombardy. Later Gian Galeazzo Visconti transferred him first to Como, and then to the Forni jail of Monza, where he died in 1393.

      Francesco was a patron of the arts. He supported the University of Padua. He was also a friend of Francesco Petrarca, to whom he donated an estate in Arquà.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.