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1. Record Number: 6677
Author(s): Sciascia, Laura.
Title : Scene da un matrimonio: Eleonora d'Aragona e Giovanni Chiaromonte [after other marriage plans failed, Frederick III of Sicily married Eleonora, his illegitimate daughter, to Giovanni Chiaromonte, one of his most important vassals; Eleonora found herself involved in her husband's efforts to avenge his sister's repudiation by her husband, Francesco Ventimiglia; Eleonora's husband died after further misadventures, and their daughter did not survive much longer; nevertheless Eleonora held onto the Chiaromonte estates into old age, and her beauty was praised by Boccaccio; the appendix presents the Latin text of the promise of matrimony between Eleonora and Giovanni Chiaromonte].
Source: Quaderni Medievali , 31., (giugno 1991):  Pages 121 - 129.
Year of Publication: 1991.