Person:Peter Tempesta (1)

Peter Tempesta
d.29 Aug 1315
Facts and Events
Name Peter Tempesta
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1291
Death[1] 29 Aug 1315 Combatant of Montecatini
Reference Number? Q2094509?

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Peter (1291 – 29 August 1315), called Tempesta (meaning "storm"), was the Count of Gravina and Count of Eboli from 1306. He was the eighth son of King Charles II of Naples and Mary of Hungary (see Elizabeth of Sicily). His alias name came from his stormy temperament.

In 1309, he received Nocera and Isernia and exchanged Montescaglioso for Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia. He began serving his brother, King Robert, against the Ghibellines of Uguccione della Faggiuola in Tuscany. He led 300 knights and was given the title of "Vicar of Tuscany, Lombardy, Romagna, the city of Bertinoro, and the city of Ferrara and Captain-General of the Guelph party of Tuscany".

He celebrated a jubilee at Siena and then moved on to Florence, where he stayed with the Mozzi family and the commune granted him a stipend of 4,000 florins. He took Arezzo on 29 September 1314, but Uguccione took Lucca. At Robert's request, Philip I of Taranto brought reinforcements north and met with initial successes, but at the Battle of Montecatini, the combined forces of the Guelphs were defeated by Uguccione and the Ghibellines in a skirmish on the plain. Peter and Philip retreated to Fucecchio and the former died en route, in the marsh, his body was never found.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Peter Tempesta. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Peter Tempesta, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.