Background. Gian Galeazzo Visconti of Milan, later the Duke of Milan, had ambitions to control the whole of northern Italy, but the city of Florence stood up against him and formed a defensive League which included Francis Novello da Carrara, Stephen III of Bavaria, and Jean III of Armagnac.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alessandria
Gian Galeazzo Visconti (16 October 1351 – 3 September 1402), was the first Duke of Milan (1395) and ruled the late-medieval city just before the dawn of the Renaissance. He was the founding patron of the Certosa di Pavia , completing the Visconti Castle at Pavia begun by his father and furthering work on the Duomo of Milan .
Gian Galeazzo Visconti, byname Count Of Valour, Italian Conte Di Virtù, (born 1351, Milan—died Sept. 3, 1402, Melegnano, near Milan), Milanese leader who brought the Visconti dynasty to the height of its power and almost succeeded in becoming the ruler of all northern Italy.
On August 4, 1379, Galeazzo II Visconti died, leaving Bernabò as the last of the three co-ruling brothers of Milan. Bernabò would live until 1385 when he was thrown in jail due to a conspiracy hatched by Galeazzo II Visconti's son, Gian Galeazzo Visconti.
Background. Gian Galeazzo Visconti of Milan, later the Duke of Milan, had ambitions to control the whole of northern Italy, but the city of Florence stood up against him and formed a defensive League which included Francis Novello da Carrara, Stephen III of Bavaria, and Jean III of Armagnac.
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The Italian despot Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan (1351-1402), succeeded in conquering most of northern Italy in his ambitious attempt to place the entire Italian peninsula under his control. Gian Galeazzo Visconti was born on Oct. 16, 1351.
At his death in 1402, the Visconti were dukes of Milan and counts of Pavia, and the family controlled most of northern Italy (see Visconti, Gian Galeazzo). His rule was followed by the catastrophic reign of his elder son, Giovanni Maria (1388–1412), under whom Gian Galeazzo’s conquests were lost and many Lombard cities reverted to local lords.
Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti defeated Bologna on June 26, 1402, and he attacked Florence; but he died of the plague on August 13. Gian was succeeded by his 14-year-old son Gian Maria Visconti. Filippo Maria was count of Pavia, and the illegitimate Gabriello Maria governed Crema and Pisa.
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Florence starts as an Oligarchic Republic, this means that upon ruler death the player will be able to decide which government form to choose. Choosing Monarchy grants the possibility to make royal marriages; while this can be useful to get alliances with great powers early on, it can also be good to get personal unions either with Savoy or Naples (once it is free from its overlord Aragon) to speed up expansion in the Italian region. Another way to form a monarchy is by the event to form Tusc...
As an Italian minor, the early game is not easy, and it can be wise to wait for Europe's geopolitical situation to stabilize before setting rivals. Fabricate claims on Lucca and Siena early on. They tend to join trade leagues under either Genoa or Venice. Milan usually is the only available relatively strong ally at game start and can be a good ally against the powerful Merchant republics on either side of the Italian boot, if Milan is not rivaling Austria (an alliance with the emperor will u...
Colonization can be chosen both early or late in the game. A good strategy could be to push through Egypt to gain access to the Red Sea and via that route to colonize Asia and Indochina, and push through to Australia. Alternatively, pushing through Morocco towards the rich gold provinces of West Africa is an optional strategy, although this route usually is more difficult because of the Reconquista by the Iberian monarchies. It could be good for the player to conquer parts of North Africa aft...
Florence is one of the strongest nations if a player is looking to play \\"tall\\". Florence starts as part of the HRE and the italian provinces mostly consist out of farmland. Florence has access to the Genoa trade note and multiple centers of trade nearby. Another bonus is that the Renaissance is guaranteed to spawn in Italy. If you gain control over that province the player will acquire the birthplace of Renaissance modifier, lowering development by an extra 5%. Being a Oligarchic Republic mea...
The House of Visconti had ruled Milan since 1277, in which year Ottone Visconti defeated Napoleone della Torre.The Duchy of Milan (Ducatus Mediolani) as a state of the Holy Roman Empire was created on 1 May 1395, when Gian Galeazzo Visconti, purchased a diploma for 100,000 Florins from King Wenceslaus.