Person:Mastino Della Scala (1)

Mastino II della Scala
  1. Alberto II della Scala1306 - 1352
  2. Mastino II della Scala1308 - 1351
  1. Beatrice della Scala1331 - 1384
  2. Cangrande II della Scala1332 - 1359
  3. Cansignorio della Scala1340 - 1375
  4. Paolo Alboino della Scala1343 - 1375
  5. Verde della Scalla - 1394
  • HMastino II della Scala1308 - 1351
  1. Fregnano della Scala1330 - 1354
  2. Pietro della Scala1330 - 1393
  3. Giovanni della Scala - 1354
Facts and Events
Name Mastino II della Scala
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1308 Verona, Verona, Veneto, ItalyHouse of Scaliger
Marriage to Taddea de Carrara
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Unknown
Death[1] 3 Jun 1351 Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Burial[1] Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Reference Number? Q773450?

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Mastino II della Scala (1308 – 3 June 1351) was lord of Verona. He was a member of the famous Scaliger family of Northern Italy.

He was the son of Alboino I della Scala and Beatrice da Correggio. At the death of Cangrande I, he and his brother Alberto II were associated in the rule of Verona. Soon, however, Mastino's independent attitude overshadowed his brother's presence. In the first part of his reign, abandoning the careful policy of balance held by his father, he conquered Brescia (1332), Parma (1335) in Lombardy and Lucca (1335) in Tuscany.

However, the extension of Mastino's power spurred the creation of League of all the other local powers (Florence, Siena, Bologna, Perugia and Venice). In the first year of war he managed to resist, but in 1336 the League was joined by Azzone Visconti of Milan, the Este of Ferrara, the Gonzaga of Mantua and the Papal States. Surrounded by every side, he could only ask for a treaty of peace through the intermediation of Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria, which he obtained in 1339. His territories were restricted to Verona and Vicenza, the remaining part split among the victorious enemies.

An attempt to recover part of his lands with the German mercenaries that had remained in Vicenza after the war, led by Lodrisio Visconti, was unsuccessful.

He died in Verona in 1351. He is buried in the Gothic mausoleum near the church of Santa Maria Antica, in one of the Scaliger Tombs.

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