See also

Family of Lionel of ANTWERP and Violante VISCONTI

Husband: Lionel of ANTWERP (1338-1368)
Wife: Violante VISCONTI (1354-1386)
Marriage 28 May 1368

Husband: Lionel of ANTWERP


Lionel of ANTWERP, LionelDukeOfClarenceAtWestminster

Name: Lionel of ANTWERP
Sex: Male
Name Suffix: 1st Duke of Clarence
Father: EDWARD III (1312-1377)
Mother: Philippa of HAINAULT ( - )
Birth 29 Nov 1338
Death 7 Oct 1368 (age 29) Alba

Wife: Violante VISCONTI

Name: Violante VISCONTI
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1354
Death Nov 1386 (age 31-32)

Note on Wife: Violante VISCONTI

the second of three children of Galeazzo II Visconti, Lord of Milan and Pavia, and Bianca of Savoy. Her father gave to her the provinces of Alba, Mondovì, Kenites, Cherasco and Demonte as an inheritance.


As a 13-year-old, with the promise of a large dowry from her father, in addition to her territories, she was married to the third son of King Edward III of England, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, predecessor of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, Milan, on 28 May 1368.

The wedding festivities were lavish and ostentatious. The banquet, held outside, included 30 courses of meat and fish presented fully gilded. Between the courses the guests were given gifts such as suits of armor, bolts of cloth, war horses, arms, and hunting dogs. Among the guests were Geoffrey Chaucer, Petrarch, Jean Froissart and John Hawkwood.

The marriage was short-lived. Lionel died in Alba on 17 October that year, just five months after the wedding. His death may have been due to food poisoning. The Duchess of Clarence had no issue by the Duke.