Guy I, duke of Spoleto

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Italian: Guido
Also Known As: "Guy", "Guido", "Gui", "Camerino"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: West Francia
Death: 860 (69-77)
Lay Abbot Lettlach
Place of Burial: Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Lambert I, count of Nantes and Adelaide di Lombardia
Husband of Itana di Benevento
Father of Rothildis di Spoleto; Engelberga di Spoleto; Lamberto I, duca di Spoleto; Guido di Spoleto, 7th Holy Roman Emperor and Doda di Spoleto
Brother of Garnier de Nantes
Half brother of Aelinde de Nantes; Lambert II, count of Nantes; Werner, count of Nantes; Avelina de Nantes; Itta di Spoleto and 1 other

Occupation: Magnate, 2nd Duke of Spoleto 842-60
Managed by: Petra Spithost-Douma
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About Guy I, duke of Spoleto

This Guy of the Widonides was the son of Lambert, marquis of Nantes and Bretagne and later duke of Spoleto, and Adelaide of Lombardy, daughter of Pepin of Italy. Lambert died in 836, after which the duchy of Spoleto was held by a Berengar until 842, when Guy succeeded as duke.

He married Itta, daughter of Sicco prince of Benevento, and had two sons, Lambert I and Guy III.

He died in 860 and passed the duchy of Spoleto to Lambert I and the march of Camerino to Guido III.

Guideschi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Guideschi, Guidoni, Vitone or Widonids (French: Widonides, German: Guidonen or Widonen) were an Italian family of Frankish origin prominent in the ninth century. They were descended from Guy of Nantes, whose origins were Austrasian. They were an aggressive dynasty, expanding their base of power into the Papal States, ever loyal to the Empire and never the Papacy. They were related to the Carolingians in the female line and one even made a claim to the throne of France on that basis.

The first member of the family to attain prominence was Lambert's son Guy I, who was made duke of Spoleto as Vito di Spoleto by the Emperor Lothair I in 842. He was active in Lotharingia and Italy, even marrying a local Lombard woman, Itta (or Itana), the daughter of Sico of Benevento. His descendants continued to rule Spoleto until 897. The most famous Guidoni were Guy III and his son Lambert II. Both became kings of Italy and Holy Roman Emperors. Guy IV of Spoleto also became Duke of Benevento. One member, Fulk the Venerable, was even archbishop of Rheims, assisting Guy III in making a claim on the French crown.



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Spoleto is on a hill about 80 miles north by east of Rome. "Under the Lombards Spoleto became the capital of an independent duchy (from 570), and its dukes ruled a considerable part of central Italy. Together with other fiefs, it was bequeathed to Pope Gregory VII by the empress Matilda, but for some time struggled to maintain its independence." -Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1956, 21:253. Guido I married Itana ______.

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Guy I, duke of Spoleto's Timeline

West Francia
Age 36
Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
Age 43
Age 58
Age 68
Spoleto, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Age 73
Lay Abbot Lettlach
Spoleto, Umbria, Italy