Person:Michele Antonio, Marquess of Saluzzo (1)

Michele Antonio _____, Marquess of Saluzzo
b.26 Mar 1495
d.18 Oct 1528
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Name Michele Antonio _____, Marquess of Saluzzo
Alt Name Michele Antonio of Saluzzo
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Mar 1495
Death[1] 18 Oct 1528
Reference Number? Q3856501?

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Michele Antonio del Vasto (26 March 1495 – 18 October 1528) was the Marquess of Saluzzo from 1504 until his death.

Born in Saluzzo, the elder son of Ludovico II of Saluzzo and Margaret of Foix-Candale, he was Count of Carmagnola until he succeeded to his father. He took part, initially alongside Ludovico, in the Italian Wars of Louis XII and Francis I of France. In particular, he distinguished himself at the Battle of Pavia (1525).

Michele Antonio died from wounds sustained by a cannonball at the Battle of Aversa. According to his last will, he was buried in the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome, while his heart was kept in Piedmont.

A ballad about the wounded marquess explaining his last will was popular among the Italian Alpini during World War I.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Michele Antonio of Saluzzo, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.