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Blason famille Fieschi
Coat of arms of the House of Fieschi

The House of Fieschi were a noble merchant family from Genoa, Italy. The family was very influential in papal politics in medieval Italy. They held the fief of Lavagna under the Holy Roman Emperors. They had a close relationship with the Angevin kings of Sicily. Later they also established links with French kings. The Fieschi family produced two popes and 72 cardinals.

Famous members

Popes

Others

  • Niccolò Fieschi
  • Saint Catherine (1447–1510)
  • Giovanni Luigi Fieschi (1522–1547)
  • Giuseppe Fieschi (1790–1836)

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