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. The son of Galeazzo ...
Galeazzo's fame is outstripped by that of his son Gian Galeazzo; under Gian Galeazzo the Visconti's status was elevated from mere rulers to dukes of Milan. [ citation needed ] Galeazzo II became co-ruler of Milan with his brothers Bernabò and Matteo II through a statute forged by the Milanese General Council.
Gian Galeazzo died in 1494 at Palazzo Ducale, the summer home of the Visconti and Sforza families. During that time, he received a visit from Charles VIII of France . According the Italian historian Francesco Guicciardini in his The History of Italy ( Italian : La Historia di Italia ), he was poisoned by his uncle, Ludovico il Moro .
Gian Galeazzo, sole ruler and Duke of Milan (1385–1402) The death of Bernabò left Gian Galeazzo the sole ruler of the Visconti territories. The sons of Bernabò arrested with him (Ludovico and Rodolfo) spent the rest of their life in jail; the two still free (Carlo and Mastino) lived far from Milan and never posed a threat to Gian Galeazzo.
- vice: "deputy" - comes: "count"
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Gian Galeazzo Visconti was born on Oct. 16, 1351. He was the only son of Galeazzo II, who ruled the family's Milanese territories jointly with his brother Bernabò. As a boy, Gian Galeazzo was plagued by a delicate constitution that caused him to spend more time with books than in sports.
Giangaleazzo, born Gian Galeazzo Visconti, is the Lasombra Prince of Milan. He is widely known for his spectacular defection from the Sabbat to the Camarilla, making him one of the single most reviled vampires on the Sabbat's list. Giangaleazzo was Embraced in the 1400s by a Lasombra monk, who admired his resourcefulness and willpower. Soon after his Embrace, Giangaleazzo prospered among the ...
- 1351 CE
- Camarilla previously Sabbat
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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.
Genealogy profile for Galeazzo II Visconti ... Birth of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, 1°duca di Milano. Milan, Lombardy, Italy. 1352 1352. Age 31. Birth of Maria Visconti.