Ferdinand I of Naples

Ferdinand I of Naples

Knight + Duke
Born Jun 2, 1423
Died Jan 25, 1494

Ferdinand I of Naples should not be confused with Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, a latter king of Naples. Ferdinand I File:SOAOTO - Ferdinand Ier de Naples.

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1423 Birth Born on June 2, 1423.


1444 21 Years Old In order to arrange a good future for Ferdinand, King Alfonso had him married in 1444 to a feudal heiress, Isabella of Taranto, who besides being the elder daughter of Tristan di Chiaramonte (Tristan de Clermont-Lodeve), Count of Copertino, and Catherine of Baux Orsini, was the niece and heiress presumptive of childless prince Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini of Taranto. … Read More


1458 35 Years Old He used the title King of Naples and Jerusalem (Ferdinand I of Naples). In accordance with his father's will, Ferdinand succeeded Alfonso on the throne of Naples in 1458, when he was 35 years old, but Pope Calixtus III declared the line of Aragon extinct and the kingdom a fief of the church. … Read More


1463 40 Years Old The original intent of making Taranto as his and his heirs' main principality was not any longer current, but still it was a strengthening of Ferrante's resources and position that his wife in 1463 succeeded her uncle Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini as possessor of the rich Taranto, Lecce and other fiefs in Apulia. … Read More
1465 42 Years Old After Isabella's death in 1465, Ferrante married secondly Joanna of Aragon, his own first cousin, in 1476. … Read More


1482 59 Years Old In 1482, abandoning his traditional position of paladin of the Papal States, he fought alongisde Ferrara and Milan against the alliance of Sixtus IV and the Republic of Venice (see War of Ferrara). … Read More


1493 70 Years Old Encouraged by Ludovico Sforza of Milan, in 1493 King Charles VIII of France was preparing to invade Italy for the conquest of Naples and starting the Italian Wars, and Ferdinand realized that this was a greater danger than any he had yet faced. … Read More
1494 71 Years Old He died on January 25, 1494, worn out with anxiety; he was succeeded by his son, Alphonse, Duke of Calabria, who was soon deposed by the invasion of King Charles which his father had so feared. … Read More
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