Name: *Albert Azzo II of Este
Birth: ABT 997 in Este, Padua, Italy 1
Death: ABT 1097 in Italy 1
Occupation: Margrave of Milan and Liguria 1
Occupation: Count of Gavello and Padua, Rovigo, Lunigiana, Monfelice, and Montagrana 1
Albert Azzo II (c.997-c.1097), Margrave of Milan and Liguria, Count of Gav ello and Padua, Rovigo, Lunigiana, Monfelice, and Montagrana, was a powerf ul nobleman in the Holy Roman Empire.
Albert Azzo was the only son of Albert Azzo I, Margrave of Milan. He inher ited his father's offices around 1020, and continuously increased his prop erties in northern Italy. In 1069?1070, he tried to acquire Maine for h is son Hugh, because his wife, Garsende, was the heiress of the previous c ounts of Maine. Hugh was declared count, but could not prevail against t he dukes of Normandy. In the Investiture Controversy between Henry IV, Ho ly Roman Emperor, and Pope Gregory VII, Albert Azzo attempted to mediat e, but later he joined the side of the Pope. Around 1073 he made a cast le at Este his residence, from which the House of Este, the dynasty to whi ch he belongs, takes its name.
Alberto Azzo married Cuniza, daughter of Welf II, Count of Altdorf, arou nd 1035.
His second marriage was to Garsende, daughter of Herbert I, Count of Main e, around 1050.
Thirdly, he married Matilda, sister of William, Bishop of Padua, with wh om he had no known children.
Father: *Albert Azzo I of Milan b: ABT 970 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Mother: Adelaide of Italy b: in Italy
Vitalia Orseolo b: in Venice, Veneto, Italy
*Chuniza of Altdorf b: ABT 1020 in Altdorf, Bavaria, Germany
- Welf I of Bavaria b: ABT 1037 in Este, Padua, Italy
*Garsende of Maine b: 1025 in Le Mans, Sarthe, Maine, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
- *Fulco I of Milan b: in Italy
- Hugh V of Maine b: in Italy
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