Filippo Maria Visconti (3 September 1392 – 13 August 1447) was the duke of Milan from 1412 to 1447.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filippo_Maria_Visconti
Filippo Maria Visconti In Visconti Family His brother Filippo Maria (1392–1447), succeeding to the dukedom, managed, by marriage to the widow of the condottiere (mercenary captain) Facino Cane, to gain control of Cane’s troops and territories and gradually reconstructed the Visconti dominions.
Filippo Maria Visconti of Milan (1392-1447) Within the notorious Visconti family, the brothers Giovanni Maria (1388-1412) and Filippo Maria Visconti (1392-1447) stood out for their cruelty. Giovanni Maria didn’t interfere in state affairs, as long as he could let his ferocious dogs take care of criminals.
Filippo Maria Visconti (in the center) Filippo Maria Visconti as Jesus Christ, surrounded by multiple images of his first grandson Galeazzo Maria Sforza as little angels; it was very important for his daughter Bianca Maria Visconti, his son-in-law, Francesco Sforza, and their eight children to show the close kinship with him.
His brother Filippo Maria (1392–1447), succeeding to the dukedom, managed, by marriage to the widow of the condottiere (mercenary captain) Facino Cane, to gain control of Cane’s troops and territories and gradually reconstructed the Visconti dominions. A neurotic recluse beset by bad health, Filippo Maria nevertheless succeeded in dominating Italian affairs.
Pier Candid Decembrio, the secretary of Filippo Maria Visconti, wrote short after the death of the duke in August /September 1447 a biography of Filippo, himself being at the occasion in Ferrara at the court of Leonello with the intention to work as diplomat for a peace treaty between Milan and Venetia in the recent war (as long as Filippo lived) already since an 1/2 year.
Decembrio is known by various surviving manuscripts, his tombstone notes 127 scriptures, between them biographies from Filippo Maria Visconti (mentioned below), Francesco Sforza and Sforza's opponent Niccolo Piccinino and a Vita Francisci Petrarchae, many translations from Greek to Latin, between them the Ilias and Platon's republic, Diodor of ...
News of the death of Filippo Maria Visconti, who died in the night between 13 and 14 August 1447, reached Francesco in Cotignola. Bianca Maria was very angry when she heard about the depredations suffered by the Visconti properties in Milan after Filippo's death.
Filippo Maria Visconti, 1402-ben Pavia névleges uralkodója lett, majd meggyilkolt testvérét Gian Maria Viscontit követve, Milánó hercegi székében 1412-ben. Gian Galeazzo Visconti fiai voltak, második feleségétől, Caterina Viscontitól.
- Giovanni Maria Visconti
- 1412. június 16.
- Francesco Sforza
In Filippo Maria Visconti la vena di follia che da generazioni attraversava la dinastia Visconti non si manifestò con gli atteggiamenti perversamente cruenti e sanguinari che avevano caratterizzato il fratello Giovanni Maria e alcuni predecessori al titolo bensì con una paranoica misantropia che lo portava a vivere completamente isolato nella ...