Person:Manfred I of Saluzzo (1)

Manfred I of Saluzzo
b.Abt 1120
  1. Henry del VastoAbt 1115 - 1185
  2. Anselmo di CevaAbt 1120 - Aft 1140
  3. Manfred I of SaluzzoAbt 1120 - 1175
  4. Bonifazio "minor" _____ - Bet 1188 & 1190
  5. Ottone "Boerio" _____ - Bef 1188
  6. Sibilla _____ - Bef 1146
  7. Adelaida _____ - Aft 1125
  8. Enrico del Vasto - 1185
  1. Manfred II of Saluzzo1140 - 1215
  2. Anselmo di Saluzzo - Aft 1165
  3. Bonifazio di Saluzzo - Bef 1192
Facts and Events
Name Manfred I of Saluzzo
Alt Name[2] Manfredo del Vasto
Alt Name[2] Manfredo I _____, Marchese di Saluzzo
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1120 House of Aleramici
Marriage to Eleanora de Arborea
Death[1] 1175
Alt Death[2] Bet 4 Jun 1175 and Mar 1176
Burial[2] Staffarda
Reference Number? Q368445?

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Manfred I (died 1175) was the founder and first ruler of the marquisate of Saluzzo from 1142 until his death.

Manfred was the eldest of seven sons of Bonifacio del Vasto, the ruler of scattered holdings between Savona and the Tanaro. He is first recorded in a document of 1123. After Bonifacio's death in 1125, his lands were ruled jointly by the brothers, but in 1142 they divided them up. Manfred took most of the lands between the Alps, the Po and the Stura. His new lordship was larger than his brother's and better positioned to become a true principality.[1] It only came to be known as the marquisate of Saluzzo after his death. In his own life he used the title of marquis without a territorial designation, or else "marquis of Vasto" (Latin marchio de Vasto).[1] He made his the strategically important castle of Saluzzo in the centre of his domain his seat.[1]

In 1127, Manfred founded the monastery of Staffarda. He was an ally of the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, recognizing him as his suzerain and trying to maintain peace between him and the Lombard cities.[1] Four diploma attest to his periodic attendance at Barbarossa's court at Milan (1161), Turin (1162) and Rimini (1167).[2]

Manfred married Eleonora, the daughter of Judge Gonario II of Arborea. He was succeeded by his son Manfred II.[1]

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  1. Manfred I of Saluzzo, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 MANFREDO del Vasto, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.

    Cawley has Manfred as a son of Alix de Savoie, whom Cawley argues is Bonifazio's first wife.