House of Fieschi

Italian noble family from Genoa

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.[1]

Coat of arms of the House of Fieschi
Coat of arms of the House of Fieschi

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  1. "Fieschi Family". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. "Pope Innocent IV", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-23.
  3. "Pope Adrian V", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-23.