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Marquisate of Montferrat


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Aleramic House

Palaeologan House

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Chronology

Dates down to 1135 are approximate, and the succession of the first few rulers is uncertain; William IV is sometimes numbered III or V.

Names and titles

The use of the title ‘marquis of Montferrat’ dates from 1040 (Usseglio, I, 116–17).

Further Reading:

Laiou, A. E., “A Byzantine Prince Latinized: Theodore Palaeologus, Marquis of Montferrat,” Byzantion, XXXVIII (1968), 386–410.Usseglio, L., I marchesi di Monferrato in Italia ed in Oriente (2 vols., Casale Monferrato, 1926).

950–986

Aleramo (marquis in Acqui, Savona and Montferrat c.950)

986–1035

William I (grandson)

1035–1059

Oddone (son)

1059–1084

William II of Ravenna (son)

1084–1110

William III, the Strong (son)

1110–1135

Raineri (brother)

1135–1190

William IV, the Old (son)

1190–1192

Conrad (son; king of Jerusalem 1192)

1192–1207

Boniface I (brother; lord of Thessalonica 1204)

1207–1225

William V (son)

1225–1253

Boniface II, the Tall (son)

1253–1292

William VI, the Great (son)

1292–1305

John I (son)

1305–1338

Theodore I (son of Yolanda, daughter of William VI, and Andronicus II, East Roman emperor)

1338–1372

John II (son)

1372–1378

Secondotto (son)

1378–1381

John III (brother)

1381–1418

Theodore II (brother)

1418–1445

Giangiacomo (son)

1445–1464

John IV (son)

1464–1483

William VII (brother)

1483–1494

Boniface III (brother)

1494–1518

William VIII (son)

1518–1530

Boniface IV (son)

1530–1533

Giangiorgio (son of Boniface III; award of Montferrat to the Gonzaga of Mantua 1536)

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