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 change
- Pope Innocent IV (c. 1195–1254), born Sinibaldo Fieschi,
- Pope Adrian V (c. 1210–1276), born Ottobuono Fieschi,