Alfonso D'Este, Marquess of Montecchio
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Alfonso D'Este, Marquess of Montecchio

Alfonso d'Este
Born(1527-03-10)10 March 1527
Ferrara
Died1 November 1587(1587-11-01) (aged 60)
Ferrara
Noble familyHouse of Este
Spouse(s)Giulia della Rovere
Violante Signa
FatherAlfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara
MotherLaura Dianti

Alfonso d'Este (10 March 1527 - 1 November 1587) was an Italian nobleman.

Biography

Born at Ferrara, he was the illegitimate son of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara by his lover Laura Dianti. In 1523 his father gave him Montecchio Emilia and turned it into a feudal inheritance for cadet members of his family[1] - in 1569 it was promoted to a marquessate by Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor.[2]

Alfonso was legitimated in 1532 by cardinal Innocenzo Cybo and in 1533 by his father Alfonso I.[3] His first marriage followed on 3 January 1549, to Giulia della Rovere, daughter of Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino and Eleonora Gonzaga. In 1584 he married Violante Signa, though that marriage remained childless.[4]

He died at Ferrara in 1587.

Issue

Alfonso had by Giulia della Rovere the following children:[5]

He also had one illegitimate child:

References


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