Maddalena Visconti

Brief Life History of Maddalena

When Maddalena Visconti was born in 1361, in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, her father, Bernabò Visconti Lord of Milan, was 38 and her mother, Beatrice Regina Della Scala Lady of Milan, was 30. She married Duke Frederick Wittelsbach- Von Bayern-Landshut of Bavaria on 2 September 1381. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 July 1404, in Burghausen, Windelsbach, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany, at the age of 43, and was buried in Raitenhaslach, Burghausen, Altötting, Bavaria, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Duke Frederick Wittelsbach- Von Bayern-Landshut of Bavaria
Maddalena Visconti
Marriage: 2 September 1381
Elisabeth Wittelsbach of Bavaria "Electress of Brandenburg"
Margareta von Bayern-Landshut
Heinrich XVI., der Reiche, Graf von Wittelsbach zu Niederbayern-Landshut, Herzog von Bayern
Henry XVI of Bavaria
Magdalena von Bayern
Johann von Bayern-Landshut

Sources (1)

  • Maddalena Visconti, "Find A Grave Index"

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Pasquale, Rocco, Umberto, Amerigo, Angelo, Carlo, Domenic, Ennio, Gaetano, Gerlando, Gino. French Laurent, Camille, Girard.

Italian: from visconte, a title of rank (medieval Latin vicecomes ‘deputy of a count’). Unusually (since most noble families took their surnames from their estates), the surname was sometimes of literal application, but without doubt it is also in part a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces, and in part a metonymic occupational name for someone in the employ of a viscount. This surname is also found in southern France.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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