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Visconti was a noble family that ruled Milan during the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance period. They bore the title Dukes of Milan.


The last male descendent was Luchino Visconti, one of the most prominent film directors of Italian realist cinema.


Visconti rulers of Milan

  • Oddone Visconti, Archbishop of Milan 1277-1294
  • Matteo I Visconti 1294-1302; 1311-1322
  • Galeazzo I Visconti 1322-1327
  • Azzo Visconti 1329-1339
  • Luciano Visconti 1339-1349
  • Barnabo Visconti 1349-1385
  • Galeazzo II Visconti 1349-1378
  • Matteo II Visconti 1349-1355
  • Gian Galeazzo Visconti 1378-1402
  • Gian Maria Visconti 1402-1412
  • Filippo Maria Visconti 1412-1447

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House of Visconti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (112 words)
The House of Visconti were a noble family whose effectual founder, Oddone, wrested control of the city from the rival Della Torre family in 1277.
The Visconti ruled Milan during the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance period, first as Lords of Milan, then, from 1395 as Dukes.
From Uberto, brother of Matteo I, came the lateral branch of dukes of Modrone; to this family belonged Luchino Visconti, one of the most prominent film directors of Italian neorealist cinema.
Luchino Visconti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Luchino Visconti, Duke of Modrone (November 2, 1906 - March 17, 1976) was an Italian theatre and cinema director and writer.
Born into a noble and wealthy family, the Visconti (one of the richest of northern Italy), in Milan, at the age of 30 he went to Paris and began his filmmaking career as third assistant director in Jean Renoir's Une partie de campagne (1936), thanks to the intercession of a common friend, Coco Chanel.
Together with Roberto Rossellini, Visconti joined the salotto of Vittorio Mussolini (the son of Benito, at the time the national arbitrator for cinema and other arts) and here presumably met also Federico Fellini.
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