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Matteo II Visconti (c. 1319 – Saronno, 29 September 1355) was co-ruler of Milan together with his brothers Galeazzo II and Bernabò.

Matteo II Visconti
Lord of Milan, Lodi, Piacenza, Parma and Bologna
Matteo II Visconti
Coat of armsCoat of arms of the House of Visconti (1277).svg
Reign1349 - 1355
PredecessorGiovanni
SuccessorBernabò and Galeazzo II
Bornc. 1319
Died29 September 1355
Noble familyVisconti
Spouse(s)Egidiola di Filippino of Gonzaga
FatherStefano Visconti
MotherValentina Doria

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BiographyEdit

He was the eldest son of Stefano Visconti and Valentina Doria. In 1342 he married Egidiola di Filippino of Gonzaga.

His uncle Luchino Visconti exiled him to Montferrat in 1346, but in 1350 returned to Milan. As co-ruler of the domain after the death of his uncle Giovanni Visconti (1354), Matteo was given Lodi, Piacenza, Parma and Bologna.

He died after a dinner in which, according to his mother and others, he had been poisoned by his brothers. His daughter Caterina was married to Ugolino Gonzaga of Mantua.

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SourcesEdit

  • Volpi, Giuseppe Rocco (1737). Dell'istoria dei' visconti e delle cose d'Italia : avvenute sotto di essi, descritta [The History of the Visconti of Italy and a description of the things that took place under them] (in Italian). 1. Naples, Italy: Felice-Carlo Mosca. OCLC 229910176.

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