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Acquaviva d’Aragona, Andrea Matteo III, Duca d’Atrilocked

(b Conversano, Puglia, Jan 1458; d Conversano, Jan 9, 1529).
  • Giovanna Cassese

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Italian patron. He was the son of Giulio, Duca d’Atri (d 1481), and Caterina Orsini, Contessa di Conversano (Apulia), a cousin of Queen Isabella of Castile; in 1477 he married Isabella Piccolomini of Aragon (d 1504). His extensive territories included much of the Abruzzo and Apulia, and through his second marriage to Caterina della Ratta, Contessa di Caserta, he gained lands in Campania, Lucania and Calabria. Andrea Matteo led a tumultuous political and military career, alternately supporting the Aragonese and the Angevins and losing and regaining his lands several times. From ...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)