Battle of Montichiari

The Battle of Montichiari (May 1373), is one of the most important episodes of the war waged by the papal league led by Gregory XI against the Visconti of Milan, preparing the return of the pope to Rome.

Battle of Montichiari
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Papal League against the Visconti
Date7 and 8 May 1373
Location
Result Crushing defeat of the troops of the Visconti on the Bridge of Gavardo
Belligerents
Papal League Troops Milanese of Visconti
Commanders and leaders
Raymond de Turenne, Othon de Brunswick, John Hawkwood, Enguerrand de Coucy, Amanieu de Pomiers, Galéotto Malatesta and Hugolin de Savignac Galéas de Saluces, Bernabò and Gian Galeazzo Visconti
Strength
700 lances and 400 archers 1000 men at arms and 300 archers

The aim of the pope was to reduce the power of the Ducate of Milan, traditional leaders of the Ghibellines, a constant threat on the territories of the Papal States.

BibliographyEdit

  • Arveno Sala, « La cospirazione antiviscontea in Bergamo del 1373 », Rivista del Centro Studia et Ricerche Archivio Bergamasco, 1983.
  • B. Galland, « Le rôle du comte de Savoie dans la ligue de Grégoire XI contre les Visconti (1372-1375) », Mélanges de l'École française de Rome, Vol. 105, n° 105-2, 1993.
  • Jean-Pierre Saltarelli, La campagne d'Italie de Raymond de Turenne (1372-1373), Bulletin de la Société scientifique, historique et archéologique de la Corèze, T. 130, 2008.