Alfonso III d'Avalos d'Aquino, Marchese di Pescara e del Vasto

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Alfonso d'Avalos d'Aquino

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Birthplace: Ischia, Naples, Campania, Italy
Death: Died in Vigevano, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
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Son of Iñigo II d'Ávalos, I. marchese del Vasto and Laura Sanseverino
Husband of Maria de Aragón
Father of Francesco Ferdinando d'Avalos, IV. marchese di Pescara e di Vasto; Innico d'Avalos, cardinal; Maria d'Avalos d'Aquino d'Aragona; Antonia Davalos; Giovanni d'Avalos and 3 others
Brother of Costanza d'Avalos and Beatrice d'Ávalos

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About Alfonso III d'Avalos d'Aquino, Marchese di Pescara e del Vasto

Alfonso d'Avalos d'Aquino, IV Marchese di Pescara e del Vasto, was a condottiero of Spanish-Italian origin. born - 1502 , Ischia died - 31 March 1546 married - Maria d'Aragona in 1523 and had 5 children including;

  1. Innico d'Avalos d'Aragonia - (1536 - 1600), an Italian Cardinal
  2. Francesco Ferdinando d'Avalos (1537 - 1571), commander in chief of the Spanish army in lombardy and Piedmont.

"The nephew of Francesco Ferninando I d'Avalos, inheriting his uncle's titles after 1525, fighting the French and the Venetians by his side. During the period 1526 - 1528, he fought under Hugo of Moncada, being captured in 1528 by the Genoese admiral Andrea Doria.

In july 1535 he was part of the naval troops reconquering the city of Tunis in North Africa. The failure on the third war against France trying to invade Provence, and the death of the first Governor of the Duchy of Milan, Antonio de Leyva, prompted him, in 1538, to accept the nomination as governor, replacing Marino Caracciolo, the second governor, becoming some sort of protector of literary and musical people. Wars with French and North Italians ended for a while with the Treaty of Crespy (1544). He also became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece....... (car)

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