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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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CRUSADING AND MATRIMONY IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: THE DYNASTIC POLICIES OF MONTFERRAT AND SAVOY (1)
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>>.
She was an heiress to Jerusalem, her claim deriving from her mother, Isabella I of Jerusalem, and through her half sister, Queen Maria, daughter of Isabella and her second husband, Conrad of Montferrat. She later used these filial rights to contest the crown and the regency of Jerusalem in 1229 and in 1243.
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.
(49.) E.g., the Marchioness of Montferrat, I.5; Bartolomea Gualandi, II.10; and the lady who fools the friar in III.3: "una gentil donna di bellezza ornata e di costumi, d'altezza d'animo e di sottile avvedimenti" (III.3.5).
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras's verse epistle to Bonifazio of Montferrat (1205?) shows the same lack of distinction between making war, raiding rival lords' lands, kidnapping maids and married women, hunting, carousing, and composing songs: it is all fun.
Ces "armoiries" se montrent, en realite, un pretexte pour enumerer les noms de familles illustres dont les souches remontent parfois au Xe siecle: "L'Elephant et la Rose des Malatesta, le Lion des Badoer, la Sirene des Lusignan, l'Aigle des Montferrat" (38); liste qui reflete prospectivement l'inventaire des noms des expatries qui travaillent a Radio-Mundial: "Annie Morene, Jacques Boyard, Maitrot de la Motte, Millaire, Chalvet, Turenne-Paillard, Mercadie, Simone Delorme, Jacques Lemoine, Jacques Remy, Chopitel, Marcel Gueline" (47).
* The marquess of Montferrat. Montferrat is a small territory in Northern Italy, and its ruler, the marquess, is alluded to frequently in earlier Tudor texts including, once again, Shakespeare.
El mismo habia desposado como segunda esposa tambien a una princesa del Piamonte, Yolanda-Irene de Montferrat, a cuyo hijo Teodoro habia legado el Marquesado de Montferrat, herencia de su orgullosa prosapia (los Aleramici), y habia traido consigo al emperador de Bizancio sus derechos titulares a la Corona Latina de Tesalonica, fundada en el 1204 por su ancestro Bonifacio de Montferrat, lider de las huestes de la funesta Cuarta Cruzada (3).
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.