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ESTE, Marquis Alberto Azo

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  • Name ESTE, Alberto Azo 
    Prefix Marquis 
    Born 10 Jul 1009  Modena, Provincia di Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Buried Aug 1097 
    Died 20 Aug 1097  Vangadizza Abbey, Badia Polesine, Rovigo, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Father AZO, Este I ,   b. 979, Estes, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1029, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother CONDIANO, Valdrada ,   b. 975, Venice, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BAVARIA, Princess Cunigunde ,   b. 1020, Weingarten, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1054, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Nov 1040 
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    +1. BAVARIA, Duke Guelph IV ,   b. 1035, Este, Venice, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1101, Paphos, Cyprus Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F18486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alberto Azzo II and first wife Kunigunde
    Alberto Azzo II and first wife Kunigunde
    Alberto Azzo II and first wife Kunigunde

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    • BIOGRAPHY: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Alberto Azzo II (997 or July 10, 1009, Modena – August 20, 1097, Modena), Margrave of Milan , and Liguria , Count of Gavello and Padua , Rovigo , Lunigiana , Monselice , and Montagnana , aka, Albertezzo II, was a powerful nobleman in the Holy Roman Empire . He is considered the founder of Casa d'Este ( House of Este ), having been the first family to be master of Este, a town of Padua.

      Alberto Azzo II was the only son of Albert Azzo I, Margrave of Milan . He inherited his father's offices around 1020, and continuously increased his properties in northern Italy. In 1069–1070, he tried to acquire Maine for his son Hugh , because his wife, Garsende, was a co-heiress of the previous counts of Maine. Hugh was declared count, but he could not prevail against Robert the duke of Normandy, who had been betrothed to the last heiress. In the Investiture Controversy between Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor , and Pope Gregory VII , Azzo attempted to mediate, but later he joined the side of the Pope. Around 1073 he made a castle at Este his residence, from which the House of Este, the dynasty to which he belongs, takes its name. Before his building project, Este was little more than a village.

      His son Welf IV d'Este (from his first marriage) moved to Germany, first to Carinthia and then to Bavaria, giving rise to one of the most important families in European history, the Guelphs . This in turn ultimately led to the ascension to the English throne in 1714 with George I of England . Another son Fulk I of Milan (from his second marriage), who was the first person documented to use the title of "Marquis d'Este."

      Family
      Azzo II married Kunigunde (also called Chuniza), the daughter of Welf II , Count of Altdorf , in 1036. They had one known child:

      • Welf (died November 6, 1101, Paphos ) Duke of Bavaria from 1070 to 1077 and from 1096 to his death. First member of the Welf branch of the House of Este .

      His second marriage was to Garsende, daughter of Herbert I, Count of Maine , around 1050. They had the following known sons:

      • Fulco I, Margrave of Milan (died 1128), ancestor of the Italian branch of the House of Este

      • Hugh V, Count of Maine (died 1131), had no issue

      Some sources say he also married Vitalia Orseolo, daughter of Peter Orseolo . They had daughter Itta.

      He had an extra-marital affaire with Matilda, sister of William, Bishop of Padua , with whom he had a daughter named Adelasia, who married Guglielmo Adelardi.