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Paola Colonna (c. 1378 – 3 November 1450) was the lady of Piombino from 1441 until 1445. She was born in
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Genazzano
as the daughter of Agapito Colonna, lord of Genazzano. Her brother Giordano was shortly Prince of
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Salerno
and Duke of
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Venosa
, while her brother Oddo would become
Pope Martin V Pope Martin V ( la, Martinus V; January/February 1369 – 20 February 1431), born Otto (or Oddone) Colonna, was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 11 November 1417 to his death in 1431. His election effectively en ...

Pope Martin V
. On 18 June 1396 she was married to
Gherardo AppianiGherardo Appiani (c. 1370 – May 1405) was the Principality of Piombino, lord of Piombino from 1398 until his death.Mauro Carrara, Signori e principi di Piombino, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera 1996. He was a member of the Appiani family. He was bo ...
, lord of
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. At his death she held the regency for their son
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. When the latter also died, she left the principate, against the legitimate heir
Emanuele Appiani Emanuele Appiani (c. 1380 – 15 February 1457) was Principality of Piombino, Prince of Piombino during the Appiani family, Appiani dynasty in the Renaissance.Mauro Carrara, Signori e principi di Piombino, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera 1996. He w ...
, to her daughter
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, married to the condottiero
Rinaldo Orsini Rinaldo Orsini (died 1450) was an Italian condottiero ''Condottieri'' (; singular ''condottiero'' or ''condottiere'') were Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic g ...
. She died in Piombino in 1450.


See also

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Colonna family Colonna, also known as ''Sciarrillo'' or ''Sciarra'', is an Italian noble family, forming part of the papal nobility The Papal nobility is the nobility of the Holy See. History Like many other European countries, the Papal States under the tem ...


References

* Mauro Carrara, Signori e principi di Piombino, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera 1996.
{{DEFAULTSORT:Colonna, Paola 1370s births 1450 deaths People from Genazzano Lords of Piombino
Paola Paola is a female given name, the Italian language, Italian form of the name Paula (given name), Paula. Notable people with the name include: People In arts and entertainment *Paola Del Medico (born 1950), Swiss singer *Paola e Chiara, pop music ...
15th-century women rulers