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Caterina Appiani (1398 – 19 December 1451) was the lady of Piombino of the Appiani dynasty from 1445 until her death.Mauro Carrara, Signori e principi di Piombino, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera 1996. She was born at
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, the first daughter of Gherardo Appiani, lord of that principality. She succeeded her mother
Paola Colonna Paola Colonna (c. 1378 – 3 November 1450) was the Principality of Piombino, lady of Piombino from 1441 until 1445. She was born in Genazzano as the daughter of Agapito Colonna, lord of Genazzano. Her brother Giordano was shortly Prince of Salerno ...
thanks to the army of her husband, the
condottiero ''Condottieri'' (; singular ''condottiero'' or ''condottiere'') were Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the people of Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, l ...
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 ...
, whom she had married in 1440 and who had already supported her mother. When Rinaldo died, Caterina was forced to leave Piombino to her uncle
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 ...
. She died in 1451 at
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References

* Mauro Carrara, Signori e principi di Piombino, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera 1996.
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Caterina Caterina is a feminine given name which is an Italian language, Italian and Catalan language, Catalan form of the name ''Katherine (given name), Katherine''. Notable people with the name include: In music: * Caterina Assandra, Italian composer a ...
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