Guido IV di Spoleto (?-897)

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Guido was granted the Duchies of Spoleto and Camerino in either 888, when Guido III di Spoleto (?-894) was crowned King of France, or 889, when Guido II was crowned King of Italy. Though Guido II never secured the French kingdom, he did maintain his Italian crown and thus happily divested himself of his responsibilities in Spoleto itself, the hereditary possession of his family.

Guido IV was a capable warrior and leader. He conquered Benevento from the Greeks and made himself prince there (895). He offered the regency of his conquered principality to Guaimar I of Salerno, the husband of his sister Itta, but Guaimar was captured en route to Benevento by Adelfer, the gastald of Avellino. Guy had to go down and besiege Avellino to get his release.

After reigning in Benevento for a year and eight months, Guido travelled to Rome to meet the Emperor Lambert. He was murdered on the Tiber by agents of Alberic, who seized Spoleto and set himself up as duke.

Possible family trees

These are the family relationships between the Dukes of Spoleto as shown on Familypedia:

1. Guido I di Spoleto (?-860)
2. Lambert I di Spoleto (?-880)
4. Guido III di Spoleto (?-894)
3. Guido II di Spoleto (?-c883)
6. Lambert II di Spoleto (?-898)
5. Guido IV di Spoleto (?-897)

However, it is sometimes argued[1] that the actual family relationships were as follows:

1. Guido I di Spoleto (?-860)
2. Lambert I di Spoleto (?-880)
4. Guido III di Spoleto (?-894)
3. Guido II di Spoleto (?-c883)
5. Guido IV di Spoleto (?-897)
6. Lambert II di Spoleto (?-898)

The numbers are the line of succession as Dukes of Spoleto.


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Guy IV of Spoleto. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

Namesakes of Guido IV di Spoleto (?-897)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Guido I di Spoleto (-860)Lambert I de Nantes (-c836)Adelaide of Italy (-)Ita di Benevento (?-?)
Guido III di Spoleto (-894)Guido I di Spoleto (-860)Ita di Benevento (?-?)Ageltrude de Benevent (?-?)
Guido IV di Spoleto (?-897)Guido II di Spoleto (-c883)
Guido II di Spoleto (-c883)Lambert I di Spoleto (?-880)

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