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Montferrat

(mŏntfərăt`, –rät`), Ital. Monferrato, historic region of Piedmont, NW Italy, south of the Po River, now mostly in Alessandria prov. It is largely hilly, and wine, fruit, and cereals are produced. In the late 10th cent. Montferrat was created a marquisate held by the Aleramo family, and its rulers played an important role in the Crusades. In 1310 it passed to the Paleologo family. Casale became the capital of the marquisate in 1435. With the extinction of the Paleologo line, Emperor Charles V gave (1536) Montferrat to the GonzagaGonzaga
, Italian princely house that ruled Mantua (1328–1708), Montferrat (1536–1708), and Guastalla (1539–1746). The family name is derived from the castle of Gonzaga, a village near Mantua.
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 family of Mantua, despite the claims of the house of Savoy. After Francesco Gonzaga's death in 1612, Savoy renewed its claims on Montferrat and invaded (1613) the region. Spain and France intervened. The Treaty of Cherasco (1631) assigned parts of Montferrat to the house of SavoySavoy, house of,
dynasty of Western Europe that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th cent., the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
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, and the rest (including Casale) followed the fortunes of the duchy of Mantua and passed to the Nevers (French) branch of the Gonzaga family. All of Montferrat was recognized by the Peace of Utrecht (1713) as belonging to the house of Savoy.

Montferrat

 

(Monferrato), a medieval Italian state in the Piedmont region. Formed in the late tenth and early 11th centuries as a marquisate, Montferrat came under the control of the dukes of Mantua, the Gonzagas, in 1536. It became a duchy in 1575. It was annexed by the Duchy of Savoy and Piedmont, partially in 1631 and then entirely in 1713 by the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht.

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But combining as it does a duke of Ferrara, a marquess (that is, margrave) of Montferrat, and a daughter named Annabella, the Argument to Hecatonphila clearly has something to do with that lost play.
CONSTANTINIDI-BIBIKOU (1950) = CONSTANTINIDI BIBIKOU, Helene, "Yolande de Montferrat, Imperatrice de Byzance," LHellenisme Contemporain 4 (1950), pp.
El asesinato del Patriarca de jerusalen, por ejemplo, fue instigado por los Caballeros Hospitalarios, y se dice que el asesinato de Conrado de Montferrat pudo haber sido contratado por Ricardo i <<Corazon de Leon>>.
Henry II married Isabella one week after the death of her husband Conrad of Montferrat.
Philip had recently returned from the Third Crusade, during which he and Richard had supported rival candidates, Conrad of Montferrat and Guy de Lusignan, for the throne of Jerusalem.
Harris seems to subscribe to the idea of conspiracy, with Boniface of Montferrat as villain, but he does not press his point very far.
Huyo disfrazado de caballero templario, pero fue descubierto por soldados de otro rival, Leopoldo V, duque de Austria, que lo entrego a Enrique VI, emperador del Sacro Imperio Romano Germanico, que a su vez culpaba al ingles del asesinato de Conrado de Montferrat, candidato germano a la corona de Jerusalen.
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras's verse epistle to Bonifazio of Montferrat (1205?
We have had just the two fixtures so far in the new turf season, but Jim Bolger has already saddled five winners and he should add to that tally today with MONTFERRAT in the six furlong maiden, TEOIRIM in the fillies maiden and he can round off a profitable afternoon by landing the finale with SOPHISTICATED HEIR.
Fiammetta's following story of the Marchioness of Montferrat recounts how a woman with wit could thwart the sexual predations of the King of France, a man of higher political station.
La ambiciosa emperatriz Irene, segunda esposa de Andronico II y de nombre original Yolanda de Montferrat, es quiza una de las personalidades mas controvertidas del periodo Paleologo.
The most important addition to their number was the northern Italian, Marquis Boniface of Montferrat, another veteran of the tournament scene and member of a family that had been twice married into the ruling dynasty of Jerusalem over recent decades.