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Stefano Visconti (c.1287-4 July 1327) was a member of the House of Visconti that ruled Milan from the 14th to the 15th century. He was the son of Matteo I Visconti.

Stefano Visconti
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Stefano Visconti (kneeling). Portrait from his grave.
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Bornc. 1287
Milan
Died(1327-07-04)4 July 1327
Milan
Noble familyVisconti
Spouse(s)Valentina Doria
Issue
FatherMatteo I
MotherBonacossa Borri

In 1318 he married Valentina Doria, daughter of Bernabò Doria from Sassello and of Eliena Fieschi, with whom he had three children: Matteo II, Galeazzo II and Bernabò, who shared the rule in Milan after his death.

Stefano died in the night of July 4, 1327, after a banquet he gave Louis the Bavarian, shortly after he was crowned King of Italy.

His contemporaries linked his death to an attempted poisoning of the King, leading to the imprisonment of three of Stefanos' four brothers, Galeazzo, Giovanni, and Luchino, as well as of his nephew, the future Lord of Milan, Azzo Visconti, in the fortress of Monza: This event marked a crisis of the relations between the Holy Roman Empire and the Visconti.

The magnificent tomb of Stefano and his wife Valentina, carved in 1359 by Bonino da Campione, is located in the Basilica Sant'Eustorgio in Milan.

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