Adhemar of Salerno

Adhemar (or Ademar) (Latin: Ademarius) was the son of Prince Peter of Salerno. He succeeded his father, an usurper, in 853.[1]

Adhemar's rule was unpopular. The counts of Capua whittled away at his princely authority and territory. In 858, he had to call in the assistance of Guy I of Spoleto, who demanded the Liri Valley in return.

In 861, a popular revolt, led by Guaifer of the Dauferidi, overthrew him and imprisoned him.[1] He was tortured and subsequently blinded.[1] Guaifer was elected to replace him.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Benigni, Umberto (1912). "Diocese of Salerno" . In Herbermann, Charles (ed.). Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 13. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Regnal titles
Preceded by Prince of Salerno
Succeeded by