Ventimiglia family

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The Ventimiglia were a noble family of Liguria.[citation needed] Descendants of the family held positions and titles of nobility in Sicily in Medieval times and later.[1]

Coat of Arms of Ventimiglia di Geraci.

OriginEdit

 
Arms of Lascaris at the Ventimiglia palace, Nice, France

The Ventimiglia family originated from Cono/Corrado Count of Ventimiglia (10th-11th century), son of Count Cono, likely Count palatine of Vienne, Isère (an Alemannian-Franconian Conradines).[citation needed]

Lascaris di VentimigliaEdit

Another branch, the Lascaris (di Ventimiglia) Conti di Tenda, is descended in female line from the Laskaris of the Empire of Nicaea through the marriage in 1261 of Guglielmo Pietro I, Conte di Ventimiglia, Signore de Tenda (d. 1282) with Eudokia Laskarina (1248–1311), daughter of Emperor Theodore II Laskaris and his wife Princess Elena of Bulgaria.[2]

Members of the familyEdit

 
Castle of Castelbuono, near Palermo
 
Stately "Osterio Magno", at Cefalù, chief town of sicilian dominion of Ventimiglia lineage. Built in the 13th century by count Enrico II Ventimiglia, general vicarious of Manfred, King of Sicily.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ventimìglia (in Italian). Enciclopedia on line (in Italian). Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed July 2019.
  2. ^ The History of the Col de Tenda, W.A.B. Coolidge, The English Historical Review, Vol. XXXI, ed. Reginald Lane Poole, (Longmans, Green and Co., 1916), 202.
  3. ^ Maria Antonietta Russo, Giovanni I Ventimiglia: un uomo al servizio della monarchia, "Archivio Storico Siciliano", s. 4., 34-35 (2008-2009), p. 43-93.
  4. ^ Grazia Fallico (2000) Geraci, Giovanni Ventimiglia, marchese di (in Italian). Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 53. Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed July 2019.

Further readingEdit

  • "Histoire généalogique de la maison de Vintimille" (in French).