Louis of Durazzo, Count of Gravina

Louis of Durazzo, Count of Gravina

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louis of Durazzo (1324 - July 22, 1362) was Count of Gravina and Morrone. He was the son of John of Gravina and Agnes of P rigord. In 1337, he was named Vicar- and Captain-General of the Kingdom of Albania. During the ascension of the Durazzeschi at the court of Naples during the reign of Joan I, he was one of the royal ambassadors to the Roman Curia. Upon the invasion of Louis I of Hungary and the execution of his elder brother, Charles, Duke of Durazzo, in 1348, he was imprisoned, with his younger brother Robert of Durazzo, until 1352. The rest of his life was spent stirring up revolts against Joan in Apulia with the aid of some Free Companions. These were ultimately quashed in 1360 by Louis of Taranto, and Louis of Durazzo was imprisoned in the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples and murdered by poison.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135909991
  • 9786135909999