Prince of Melfi

The title of Prince of Melfi is an Italian noble title that was granted to Andrea Doria, a famous admiral, statesman and condottiere from the Republic of Genoa, in 1531 along with the lands of the country of Melfi by Charles V.[1][2] The title was handed to his grandson Giovanni Andrea Doria upon Andrea's death.[3]

The title continued to be held by Andrea's descendants well through the 17th to 20th centuries.[4] The title ceased to exist in 2000 when the last direct descent of the Doria-Pamphilii-Landi family died.

Notable holders of the title


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  2. "Andrea Doria | biography - Genoese statesman | Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  3. "Andrea Doria". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  4. Black, C. (2002). Early Modern Italy: A Social History. Taylor & Francis. p. 54. ISBN 9780203134795. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
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